SSCP Conference 2018

SSCP Conference 2018: ‘Acting Early to Improve Outcomes for Children in Surrey’  

Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) are holding their annual conference on Thursday 29 November 2018 at H.G. Wells Woking Conference & Events Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6HJ

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SSCP Conference 2018 Day Planner

The conference will focus on early intervention and responding to children experiencing neglect, with a range of presentations from both local and national practitioners and young people who have received services. The conference will be opened by Claire Burgess (SSCP Chair) followed by Dave Hill (Executive Director Children, Family & Learning SurreyCC) and will include an update on Early Help in Surrey and work being undertaken to reduce the impact of neglect on children and young people.


Dez Holmes, Director of Research in Practice, champions evidence-informed practice across the children’s and adults social care sector in order to improve outcomes for children, young people, and adults. She will present a paper on strengths and evidence-based practice focusing on neglect and early help, sharing examples of good practice as well as long term strategies to improve outcomes for children and families.

Donna Malloy, Director of Policy and Practice at the Early Intervention Foundation, has developed policy on family intervention and its expansion in the Troubled Families Team and led work in DfE to develop policy on families at risk, Think Family and oversaw national programmes to increase the availability of evidence based parenting programmes. She will share evidence supporting early intervention in tackling the root causes of social problems for children and young people, outline programmes that have shown to improve outcomes for children and discuss ways of tackling the inter-generational cycle of disadvantage and supporting the next generation to raise strong families.

Chris Hickford, (CEO) from the Eikon Charity, a Surrey based charity providing long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people, will deliver a presentation with young people about their experiences and support they have received.

Kerry Littleford is a programme manager for the Pause Project in Hackney who support women who have had children removed from their care, building their self-esteem and confidence through a bespoke programme of work. Kerry will also speak about her experience as a child growing up with adversity, experiencing significant neglect.

Danya Glaser, a visiting professor at UCL and honorary consultant child & adolescent psychiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, is currently working on the early recognition of fabricated or induced illness and will talk about her work to enable professionals to recognise and respond in a timely manner to this complex area of abuse.

Young people, who have received services from the Rights and Participation (RAP) Team and Catch 22 in Surrey, will deliver presentations outlining difficulties they have faced and support that has made a difference to them.

For further details please see the programme outline and we look forward to an informative and dynamic event.


Outline of the day:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a provisional outline of the day and may be subject to minor changes.

9:30 – Welcome to conference, introduction – Claire Burgess (Chair SSCP) followed by Dave Hill (Executive Director Children, Family & Learning SurreyCC) outlining Surrey’s Early Help vision and progress.

9:45 – Chris Hickford (CEO at The Eikon Charity) and young person’s presentation

10:00 – Kerry Littleford (Programme manager for the Pause Project in Hackney) Impact of neglect

10:25 – Speaker TBC Early help support in Surrey. Surrey’s strategy and way forward. Q & A

10:55 – Morning Break; tea, coffee, market stalls

11:15 – Dez Holmes (Director of Research in Practice) Humane, evidence-based practice focusing on neglect and early help. Q & A

12:15 – Donna Malloy (Director of Policy and Practice Early Intervention Foundation) Evidence based practice and breaking the cycle of neglect.

12:50 – Catch 22 young people’s presentation tbc

13:15 – Lunch, market stalls / Tea, coffee and biscuits

13:50 – Danya Glaser (visiting professor at UCL and honorary consultant child & adolescent psychiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children) Early recognition of fabricated or induced illness

15:10 – Rights and Participation (RAP) team. Thomas Flood plus young people’s presentation

15:45 – Closing speech. Claire Burgess SSCP, looking to the future for Early Help in Surrey. Tools, strategies etc.

16:00 – Conference close

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