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 protect 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 and Social Care, Care Quality Commission and the 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 2018
We successfully held our 5th National Safeguarding Conference, with the theme of ‘Celebrating safeguarding in the 70th year of the NHS’, on the 17 April 2018.
We were honoured to be joined by Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England and Hilary Garratt CBE, Director of Nursing for NHS England as our opening keynote speakers.
We were also privileged to be joined by a number of leading national safeguarding experts from a wide range of organisations, who presented on the challenges and opportunities facing 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 can positively influence safeguarding systems to protect and support the most vulnerable in society.
We showcased NHS England’s safeguarding achievements and launched the NHS England Safeguarding Annual Update 2018.