BSCB Annual Conference 2019
This year the Bristol Safeguarding Children Boards Annual Conference is titled “Child Sexual Abuse within Families: improving our response, and working towards prevention" It will take place on Thursday 6th June at M Shed, Bristol.
Including the following sessions:
- Child Sexual Abuse, Moving Towards Prevention - Professor Kieran McCartan
- Assessing risk when adults view indecent images but there is no disclosure of abuse within the family - National Probation Service
- The Child House Model ‘A Child Focused Approach to Responding to Disclosures of Abuse’- Liz Hall
- Sibling placements when young people have sexually harmed in the family - BeSafe
- Supporting families when young people are not ready for therapy
Applications are now open - please complete a booking form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
Safeguarding Disabled Children Conference, March 2019
Bristol and South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Boards held a joint conference on Tuesday 19th March 2019.
The day included a keynote speech by Juliette Francis from In-Trac Training and Consultancy about learning from Serious Case Reviews involving disabled children, the voices of children and young people, parents and carers and a variety of workshops including Makaton Safeguarding, Signs of Safety and Online Safety.
Adverse Childhood Experiences, January 2019
Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are stressful events or experiences that occur in childhood. Studies have found that as the number of ACEs increased in the population studied, so did the risk of experiencing a range of health conditions in adulthood.
Bristol is an ACE aware city and held a conference on ACEs in January 2019. Presentations can be viewed here:
Adverse Childhood Experiences - Public Health
An ACE Aware Bristol - Bristol City Council
Responding to ACE Research - Warren Larkin Associates
Online Safety Conference, January 2019
The BSCB E Safety Conference was held on 23rd January 2019 and hosted speakers from The Breck Foundation, Unique Voice, and the BSCB Shadow Board of young people.
Resources from the conference are available below:
BSCB Annual Conference 2018
Bristol Safeguarding Children Boards Annual Conference was titled "Violence within Families: What can Bristol do to break the cycle of abuse?" and took place on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at M Shed, Bristol. You can find the relevant materials and resources below.
Powerpoint presentations from all key speakers at the 2018 Annual BSCB conference
Guidance from key note speaker Dr Gavin Swann regarding advice and support to engage Fathers in assessments and interventions
A copy of the doctorate thesis from Dr Gavin Swann. During his presentation he recommended Chapters 2 & 10 as further reading for delegates.
This document provides details of the 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences highlighted in the film "Resilience".
Safer Internet Day, February 2018
With Safer Internet Day 2018 (6th February) on the horizon and plans in place to talk to children locally and Nationally about their online safety, Bristol wanted to support education providers across the city by holding an Online Safety Conference.
On Weds 24th Jan these plans came to fruition and 160+ delegates from local, regional and national education provision attended an information packed day held at Bristol Grammar School’s 1532 events facility. The theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is Create, Connect and Share Respect: A Safer Internet Starts with You with the conference theme being Understanding the Importance of Healthy Relationships and Keeping Children Safe Online.
Chaired by Steve Spurrell from the E-Safety Working group (part of the local Bristol Safeguarding Children Board), with a key note speech from Cllr Anna Keen Cabinet Member for Education and Skills in Bristol. The day also included presentations from experts in the field of online safety on the subjects of: Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Online Grooming presented by Andri Nicolaou from Avon and Somerset Police; Engaging with Parents, Privacy, Content and Technology presented by Alan Earl from South West Grid for Learning; and Online Bullying presented by Henry Chan and Lesley O’Hagan from Bristol City Council.
As well as these informative sessions, there was an opportunity to hear from children and young people with the performance of poetry, first hand testimony of living in a world of relationships though social media and participation in a Q&A panel. This gave the attendees invaluable advice and insight on the issues from a child’s perspective.
Funded by the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB), the multi-agency partnership that hold the responsibility to improve safeguarding and child protection practice across the city, the event highlighted Bristol’s commitment to supporting professionals dealing with online safeguarding and protection issues on a daily basis.
For further information, lesson plans and how to get involved in Safer Internet day 2018 go to www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018
The presentations from the conference can be found here, and videos played can be seen below:
Kayleigh’s Love Story - is a film about aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywon
My New Friend - The Grooming and Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men
Childline – Building Confidence after Online Bullying
Perpetrators in Positions of Trust, January 2018
In January 2018 the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board and Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board held a joint conference titled "Perpetrators in Positions of Trust". You can find the relevant materials and resources below.
Presentations from all key speakers at the conference: