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Next steps for safeguarding children in England - implementing the Children and Social Work Act, strengthening multi-agency working and tackling child sexual abuse

May 2018

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

The seminar assessed the priorities for child protection services and the next steps for safeguarding children in England.

Key areas for discussion on the day included:

  • Work on improving multi-agency collaborative partnerships, as part of the implementation of the Children and Social Work Act;
  • Collaboration between safeguarding partners, and - following the Working Together to Safeguard Children consultation - the future role of schools in safeguarding;
  • Support and training to support schools in meeting their responsibilities and identifying those children at risk of abuse;
  • Key priorities for the new Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse, and sharing best practice and high-quality evidence of what works in tackling abuse;
  • Opportunities for enhancing protection for children online; and
  • The role of the CPS in multi-agency partnerships.


This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles