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The National Future Of Safeguarding In The Voluntary Sector Event

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Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will work across the voluntary sector, with job titles including:

  • Chair
  • Trustee
  • Chief Executive
  • Corporate Governance Manager
  • Director of Governance
  • Compliance and Risk Manager
  • Head of Volunteering
  • Head of Human Resources
  • Recruitment and Training Manager

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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Overview
Agenda
08:45
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09:30
Chair’s Welcome Address

Professor Jenny Harrow, Professor of Voluntary Sector Management, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School (invited)

 

09:40
Morning Keynote: Understanding Safeguarding Expectations And Responsibilities In The Voluntary Sector
  • Exploring the guiding principle behind all voluntary organisations; that trustees must safeguard adults and children at risk, and protect anyone that comes into contact with their charity from harm
  • Outlining the updated guidelines on effective safeguarding practices, which
  • Explaining the types of incidences which should be reported to the Commission, based around the notion of ‘serious harm’
  • Sharing advice on whistleblowing and the protections offered, including the new dedicated hotline set up in October 2018
  • Emphasisng the importance of conducting regular reviews of safeguarding practices

Michelle Russell, Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement, Charity Commission (invited)

 

10:00
Special Keynote: Developing A Comprehensive Approach To Safeguarding 
  • Embedding safeguarding across charities as an approach rather than just a policy or protection and insurance matter
  • Determining the appropriate level of safeguarding required, ensuring that the action taken is proportionate and not unnecessarily restrictive
  • Identifying the difference between regulated and unregulated activities across the charity, and the impact on the need for additional supervision and DBS checks
  • Exploring the range of safeguarding measures available from comprehensive interviews, utilising references, work shadowing, and training sessions
  • Integrating safeguarding approaches in health and safety policy, as it is equally important to consider the wellbeing of staff and volunteers in daily operations

Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy and Volunteering, NCVO (invited)

 

10:20
Key Supporter Session

 

10:40
Questions and Answers Session
11:05
Refreshments and Networking
11:35
Case Study: Prioritising Safeguarding In The Recruitment And Training Of Volunteers
  • Implementing a volunteer recruitment process which fulfils the due diligence required to meet protection guidelines, without becoming overly bureaucratic
  • Ensuring volunteers are aware of the safeguarding expectations for both the children and each other
  • Providing regular up-to-date safeguarding training for volunteers, making it an obligatory part of their role and giving it parity of esteem with other aspects including first aid
  • Delivering a consistent and effective safeguarding and wellbeing programme on a national scale for groups of varying sizes through creating an easily understandable code of practice, with accompanying resources
  • Empowering volunteers to be confident in their ability to successfully safeguard the children in the identification and reporting of any concerns

Tina Wilson, Head of Safeguarding, The Scout Association (CONFIRMED)

 

11:55
Case Study:Effective Reporting and Investigation 
  • Providing a Learning Disability Helpline to offer advice on any safeguarding concerns irrespective of their involvement with Mencap
  • Ensuring volunteers are trained to identify the whole range of types of abuse and neglect, and what to do in that scenario
  • Empowering volunteers to feel confident in reporting abuse or neglect when they believe the threshold has been reached
  • Delivering information and resources in a clear and accessible format, so that anyone seeking advice is able to understand
  • Supporting individuals with a learning disability, staff and volunteers throughout safeguarding enquiries, investigations or reviews

Eileen Downey, Director of Quality, Mencap (invited)

 

12:15
Case Study: Addressing Culture To Improve Safeguarding Practices 
  • Embedding the importance of effective safeguarding at every level of the organisation
  • Integrating the culture and values of the charity through prioritising safeguarding concerns in weekly information briefings
  • Introducing a new independent whistleblowing hotline to ensure that all staff and volunteers feel confident that they are able to report issues confidentially
  • Reviewing the corporate strategy with a renewed focus on equality and inclusion, including a zero-tolerance approach to bullying and harassment
  • Overcoming negative public opinion through demonstrating strengthened governance and accountability measures

David Beard, Head of Corporate Safeguarding, Barnado’s (CONFIRMED)

 

12:35
Questions and Answers Session
12:55
Lunch and Networking
13:40
Afternoon Keynote: Tackling Safeguarding Issues Across The Aid Sector 
  • Driving change in safeguarding across survivor support, enhanced accountability, cultural change, minimum standards, and organisational capacity and change
  • Prioritising the protection, dignity and safety of the people aid work serves through the integration of contextually and culturally relevant feedback mechanisms in the design and delivery of programmes
  • Emphasising the importance of transparency and progress documentation by disclosing all safeguarding concerns, reporting on policy changes and conducting annual surveys
  • Implementing a person-centred approach in exploring joint support services for survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Sharing guidance on good practice in reporting and complaints mechanisms, based on the safety, protection and support of survivors and whistleblowers

Sarah Mistry, Director of Programmes and Partnerships, Bond (invited)

 

14:00
Special Keynote: Integrating Safeguarding And Data Protection Approaches
  • Information sharing and keeping people safe – the role of GDPR
  • Support available including on data breach reporting
  • What does this mean for the voluntary sector
  • The purpose of DPIAs where complex/large scale sharing arrangements are proposed

Gill Dickson, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) (CONFIRMED)

 

14:20
Case Study: Working In Partnership With Local Authority Safeguarding Boards 
  • Understanding the role of local authority safeguarding boards, and how they can support charities to provide adequate care and protection for the community
  • Detailing the aims of the Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) initiative, which is developing an outcomes focused approach to safeguarding work
  • Utilising relations between the voluntary sector and local authorities to drive transformational change in safeguarding, for example around female genital mutilation
  • Supporting charities to improve their safeguarding practices and manage risks through facilitating peer-learning in the local area and providing additional resources and guidance
  • Ensuring effective communication across charities, the NHS, police, and councils to promote early identification and investigation in safeguarding concerns

Alison Renouf, London Board Manager, London Safeguarding Children Board (invited)

 

14:40
Questions and Answers Session
15:00
Refreshments and Networking
15:20
Training: How To Write A Comprehensive And Effective Safeguarding Policy
  • Exploring the key requirements that any safeguarding policy must include
  • Overcoming challenges in implementing it
  • Including relevant case studies and where to locate further information or support as required
  • Defining the roles of all staff and volunteers, in particular the responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead
  • Considering whether to include a complaints or a right to appeal procedure

Lisa Curtis, Safeguarding Adults Manager, Ann Craft Trust (invited)

 

16:50
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change

 

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will work across the voluntary sector, with job titles including:

  • Chair
  • Trustee
  • Chief Executive
  • Corporate Governance Manager
  • Director of Governance
  • Compliance and Risk Manager
  • Head of Volunteering
  • Head of Human Resources
  • Recruitment and Training Manager

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the voluntary Sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:


Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 

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Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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