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Neglect Matters Campaign – Lunch & Learn Sessions 2021

Our Neglect Matters campaign launched on 7th June with 5 “Lunch and Learn” sessions. These sessions were attended by over 1400 professionals and practitioners from across the Partnership and were recorded so sessions can be revisited or listened to for the first time if you were unable to join the events live. Below is a brief overview of what each session covered and the slides for each day. Live recordings will be uploaded in due course.

Monday 7th June – Dental/Oral Neglect

Key speaker – Adèle Johnson, Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry & Safeguarding Children Lead, RNTNE & EDH, UCLH

The presentation included:

  • Background given & role of paediatric dentists
  • Highlighted why teeth matter & common problems
  • Relevance of safeguarding to dentistry
  • Dental neglect as part of overall neglect & abuse
  • Collaboration conquers
  • Promote & integrate child oral health into all our professional practices – ASK?

You can find the event slides here: Neglect Matters Campaign – Monday Slides

Tuesday 8th June – Affluent Neglect

Key speakers: Ellie Buckey, an Independent School DSL and GCP2 Champion sharing her experiences and Sharon Davidson, Principal Child & Family Social Worker & Service Manager for Surrey Children’s Services Academy

Presentation included:

  • Research findings into affluent neglect
  • Link between neglect poverty and affluence
  • The problems with identifying neglect

You can find the event slides here: Neglect Matters Campaign – Tuesday Slides

Wednesday 9th June – Impact of COVID and LCSPRs

Margaret Gallagher  –  Head of Local Campaigns, NSPCC and Paul Bailey, SSCP Development Manager

Presentation included:

  • The Impact of Covid and how to move forward
  • Learning from Local Reviews
  • Types and forms of Neglect

You can find the event slides here: Neglect Matters Campaign – Wednesday Slides

Thursday 10th June – Domestic Abuse

Sue from ESDAS (East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services)

Presentation included:

  • How does the DA Act deal with children affected by domestic abuse?
  • Multi-Agency Domestic Abuse Training Framework

You can find the event slides here: Neglect Matters Campaign – Thursday Slides

Friday 11th June – Adolescent Neglect

Insp Dave Bentley, Surrey Police, Margaret Gallagher  –  Head of Local Campaigns, NSPCC, Gabi Schaper – Safeguarding Adolescents Social Work Consultant and Julie Speed – Child Exploitation & Hidden Crime Partnership Lead

Presentation included:

  • What is Adolescent Neglect?
  • How can we tackle Adolescent Neglect? Pursue & Prevention
  • Surrey vision and guiding principles for all adolescents in Surrey
  • Mythbusting – how to engage issue of neglect and adolescent vulnerability

You can find the event slides here: Neglect Matters Campaign – Friday Slides