Safeguarding Adults Board

Joint Children and Adult Safeguarding Conference

The annual joint children and adults conference is organised by the LSCBs and the Safeguarding Adults Board in the West of Berkshire.

2017  Safeguarding and Mental Health

This year the theme was mental health and the programme included keynote presentations from Dr Gohula-Thevan from Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust exploring mental health versus mental illness, and a powerful presentation of his personal experience from Thomas Jordan, co-founder of SANE, the Oxford Mental Health Support Network. Becky Herron gave an overview of local support services and referral routes. Andrea King gave an overview of the Emotional Health Academy. Delegates were also able to attend a range of workshops addressing safeguarding in relation to neurological conditions; self-neglect and hoarding; self-harm including a self-harm prevention plan; bullying; and attachment and trauma.

2016 Safeguarding children and adults with disabilities

Copies of the presentations delivered by keynote speakers and workshop facilitators can be found here: Challenges in Safeguarding Children and Adults with Disabilities   Decisions, Capacity and EHC Plans  Disability Hate Crime  Implementing SEND  Preparing for Adulthood

2015 Challenging Cultural Assumptions in Safeguarding

Copies of the presentations can be found here: Cultural sensitivity in safeguarding, Safeguarding Prevent Duty, Working with interpreters, Engaging with potential victims of human trafficking, Protecting and identifying potential victims of human trafficking.