Safeguarding Vulnerable People from Harm

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Helen White, Senior Policy Adviser, Vulnerability Team, Safeguarding Unit, Home Office
  • T/ Detective Inspector Chrissie MacDonald, IICSA Liaison Officer, Operation Hydrant
  • Dr Jenny Lloyd, Research Fellow, The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking, University of Bedfordshire
  • Lisa Aldridge, Head of Safeguarding and Learning, Hackney Children and Families Service
  • Chief Supt Gavin Thomas, President, Police Superintendents’ Association
  • Jacqui Kilburn, National Training Centre Manager, Women's Aid
  • Miranda Pio, Senior Coordinator, Standing Together
  • Roger King (Chair), Director, Safer and Stronger Solutions


Vulnerability is on the rise in the UK. Mental health callouts take up a growing workload for the police. Crimes such as child abuse, child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse are also rising. Vulnerable people must be safeguarded against crime, as well as prevented from causing harm themselves.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to hear from Helen White, Senior Policy Adviser, Vulnerability Team, Safeguarding Unit, Home Office and receive an up-to-date brief on what police, local authorities and other agencies can do to improve public protection and safeguard vulnerable people in their area.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Overview of vulnerability in the UK and the role of the police and LAs in safeguarding the public
  • Mental health: understanding local needs and allocating resources
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults: protecting the elderly and those with mental health problems
  • Identifying vulnerable people and assessing their level of risk and need
  • Supporting vulnerable victims throughout the criminal justice process
  • Case studies of effective local strategies
  • Joined-up working between police, local authorities, health services and others to strengthen safeguarding locally

About the Day:

The morning session will explore the trends and policing for policing and safeguarding vulnerable people. Expert speakers will provide a brief of the current landscape and what you can do to develop your local strategy.

In the afternoon session you will hear about the latest good practice underway and examine case studies. There will be plenty of time throughout the day to network with colleagues from across the UK.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those who deals with vulnerable people and their safeguarding, including: the police, local authorities, the third sector, health services, police, support workers, victim advocates, social services, safeguarding teams, Community Safety Partnerships, community groups, domestic abuse teams and multi agency safeguarding teams.

Thursday 26th April 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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