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Suffolk Neglect Conference
Neglect is one of the LSCB’s priorities for 2018/19, so on Thursday 17th January we held a Neglect Conference at University of Suffolk. The event was open to all partners and focused on bringing national expertise and research to Suffolk and explored key areas such as the use of the Graded Care Profile, adolescent neglect and understanding how poverty is affecting our children and families..
The conference also launched the revised Neglect Strategy and Action Plan and in separate groups, delegates looked at the Action Plan and came up with ideas and specific actions around how Suffolk can address neglect.
We were delighted to welcome five guest speakers to the conference and all of the presentations from the day can be found below:
Tracy Murphy, LSCB Professional Advisor - Neglect in Suffolk
Julie Taylor, University of Birmingham and Birmingham’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Why Do We Make Neglect So Difficult?
Phil Raws, The Children’s Society - Different for Teens? What We Know about Adolescent Neglect (please note this presentation needs to be viewed in slideshow format to ensure all data and information is seen)
Vijay Patel, Luton LSCB Business Manager - How has the Adolescent Research Shaped Luton’s Response to Neglect in Families?
Josephine Tucker, Head of Policy and Research, Child Poverty Action Group - Understanding Poverty Today
Dr Susannah Bowyer, Assistant Director Research in Practice - Working with Neglect in the Context of Austerity and Deprivation
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Grant Programme
You may have seen the information available at the Neglect Conference or spoken to the lady manning the BBC Children in Need stand, but if you missed her and would like more information about the Emergency Essentials Grant Programme, please see the website and leaflet.
A summary of the Neglect Conference can be read here.