National Safeguarding Conference

The National Safeguarding Conference provides system leadership as outlined within the NHS England Safeguarding Accountability and Assurance Framework. The focus of the conference is to ensure that the safeguarding priorities for both children and adults are strengthened to protected those who are most vulnerable.

This NHS England conference brings together professionals from across the NHS practitioners and clinicians, Commissioners, System Leaders, Multi-agency colleagues from across safeguarding, The Department of Health, Care Quality Commission and Department for Education to collectively engage in discussion, debate and reflection on the challenges facing safeguarding. The conference networking time and engagement opportunities provides delegates with the opportunity to problem solve, share innovations and explore risks that threaten the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals.

Safeguarding Conference 2017

We successfully held our fourth National Safeguarding Conference: Commissioning for a contemporary safeguarding system: Values, Legislation and Practice on the 21 April 2017.

We were honoured to be joined by Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England as our keynote speaker. We were also privileged to be joined by leading national safeguarding experts from a wide range of organisations from across the health and care sector who drew on the wider system focus on the challenges presented to modern safeguarding in this time of austerity and legislation change. The conference gave delegates an opportunity to reflect on their own practice and how they positively influence the system to protect those who are most vulnerable.

We showcased NHS England’s safeguarding achievements and launched our NHS England’s Safeguarding Update.

One of the resources that we have created from the conference is a video from the day to highlight key messages:

Key documents/links