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Safeguarding in Urgent and Emergency Care Conference

Free CPD Conference:

Safeguarding for the Urgent and Emergency Healthcare Sector

Thursday 8th November 2018: Washington Suite, The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool



Recent research suggests nearly 40% of out of hours appointments serve the poorest 20% of society.

Poverty has long been associated with poor physical and mental health in both adults and children and research has consistently revealed a strong association between family poverty and a child’s chance of suffering child abuse or neglect. Adverse events in childhood, including abuse and neglect, are associated with a negative effect on adult economic circumstances.

With the new Safeguarding Partnerships, multi-agency working is more relevant than ever before but brings its own challenges in establishing where roles and responsibilities begin and end. With the current emphasis on wellbeing, we will also seek to establish best practice in promoting the wellbeing of staff working in this sector.

This is why we are hosting the first Safeguarding Conference specifically for urgent and out of hours healthcare sector. We want to ensure safeguarding is more than a tick box training exercise and to define the standards for our sector; empowering leaders to set up safeguarding communities of practice in their organisations.

Our theme is “It’s not hidden; you just aren’t looking?” and will seek to highlight a number of current themes and issues currently facing our sector.

This free event is ideal for Heads of Safeguarding, Safeguarding Leads, Clinicians and all those with a professional interest in safeguarding in the urgent and emergency care sector.

The Agenda for the day is as follows:


Time Title Lead
09:15 Registration – Tea / Coffee
09:30 Welcome Susie Srivastava, FCMS and PDS Medical
09:45 Truth Project: Supporting Victims of Historical Sexual Abuse Speaker name TBC
10:30 Safeguarding the Safeguarders: Wellbeing for urgent and emergency care Janine Hurley, Creative Calm
11:30 Tea/ coffee and refreshments
11:45 Creating Effective Communities of Practice Dr. Mark Spencer, founder,NHS Collaborate
12:30 Lunch in the Palm Court Restaurant
13:15 The Night time Economy   Paul Burnside; Centre of Expertise onChild Sexual Abuse
14:00 Human Trafficking Andy Brown; Gang Master andLabour Abuse Authority
14:45 Tea / Coffee
15:00 A Police Perspective:The changing landscape and multi-agency working Detective Superintendent Ian Whitehead, Head of Public Protection,Lancashire Constabulary
15:45 The Legislative Landscape and Safeguarding Developments within Primary Care Catherine Randall, Deputy Head of Safeguarding, NHS England
16:30 Close Susie Srivastava, FCMS and PDS Medical
16:45 Event Ends


Directions to The Imperial Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 2HB

From junction 32 of the M6 North and South, follow the M55 towards Blackpool. Leave the M55 at junction 4 and follow the signs for the North Shore. Drive through the town centre until you reach the sea, turn right at the North Pier and you will find the hotel half a mile on the right hand side.

Parking: 150 spaces (free parking for Conference guests)

Nearest airport: Manchester International – 58.6 miles

Nearest train station: Blackpool North – 0.6 miles

Nearest bus stop: Within walking distance (via Blackpool Transport local bus service)

Hotel Rooms: A discounted rate of £75 double occupancy, £65 single occupancy is available on hotel rooms, please contact The Imperial directly quoting Safeguarding in Urgent and Emergency Care conference.

Cancellation If you can no longer attend, we would rather someone came in your place than you didn’t attend at all. We have some great speakers who have some genuinely interesting things to say and it would be a shame for that to be wasted. Events like this also cost a lot of money and as a charitable event it is purely funded by our kind sponsors, as such if you book a ticket and do not attend then we will need to charge a £100 cancellation / non-attendance fee. However, if you would like to send someone in your place then please email the change of details and we will be happy to transfer the ticket to someone else.

If you can no longer attend the event but cannot find anyone to go in your place, please email us, giving us as much notice as possible, and we will open your ticket up again and endeavour to reallocate it for you. If we can find a placement attendee for your ticket then we will happily waiver the cancellation fee.

For more information or to book your tickets please contact or call 01253 952499

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