Safeguarding Policy & Practice

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December 5, 2019 to December 6, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Government and Public Service, Psychology, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Social Work

International Conference on Safeguarding Policy & Practice: Beyond 2020

Join us at the beautiful Wyboston Lakes Resort, Wyboston, Bedfordshire (only 35 minutes from Cambridge, 90 minutes from London) for this international conference on Safeguarding Policy and Practice.

Keeping up to date with the evolving threats to children, young people and adults “at risk” is vital for the successful delivery of services and the continued support of communities – making this conference a must-attend! The conference provides a platform for safeguarding professionals and researchers to explore the changing landscape of safeguarding policy and practice in the context recent safeguarding reforms. The Conference is open to the public, voluntary and private sectors as well as to the wider international development community.

Join your peers from academia, health and social care, local and central government, housing, and the charity and community sectors to explore Safeguarding Policy & Practice: Beyond 2020.

Over two days the conference will address the implications of recent policy developments and statutory guidance, as well as the challenges facing public sector bodies in their duties to protect both children and adults at risk. You will have the opportunity to: Explore policy updates around tackling sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. Gain insights into progress made by policymakers and practitioners to strengthen approaches to safeguarding. Learn how to develop an effective safeguarding policy for staff, volunteers and beneficiaries. Discuss lessons learned by organisations at the forefront of pioneering new approaches to safeguarding. Network with sector leaders and practitioners to facilitate a collective response to safeguarding challenges.

The conference invites academic scholars and professional to share their insights across a broad range of safeguarding related themes including (but not limited to):

  • safeguarding legislation
  • safeguarding reforms
  • multi-agency cooperation
  • responsibilities and accountability in safeguarding practice
  • contextual safeguarding
  • peer on peer abuse
  • mental capacity 
  • modern slavery and trafficking
  • risk in the digital era
  • children and adults at risk
  • domestic violence and abuse
  • radicalisation risk & response
  • making safeguarding personal

Submission of Abstract / Outlines

Please submit a 200 word abstract/outline of your proposed presentation to the conference. You will have the opportunity to submit full presentations prior to the event. Following the conference, accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings (with ISBN). The deadline for submissions is 23rd October 2019.


Contact Info: 

For further information please contact:

Jean Thompson

Profect Co-ordinator

UK Safeguarding

1557 Ford End Road

Bedford MK42 5DP