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Safeguarding, SEND and Preparing for Adulthood Online Event

Monday 29th March 2021


Who is involved in this event?

The Preparing for Adulthood team is working with partners from NWG Exploitation Response Group, Sandwell Council and The Ann Craft Trust at the University of Nottingham to bring this event to the West Midlands.

What is it going to be about?

We plan to cover a wide range of topics including:

  • The lessons from research and serious case reviews relating to the risk of exploitation among children and young people who have SEND/learning disabilities

  • Some key messages about exploitation and safeguarding during adolescence and early adulthood- how young people are viewed & labelled

  • The importance of our roles as parents and carers and professionals in responding to the needs of young people as they grow up; holistic whole life practice

  • The fine balance between keeping young people safe and allowing positive risk -taking including helping young people to protect themselves from an early age, protective actions and what we can do to promote inclusion

  • Understanding consent

  • The importance of partnership working across children’s and adult services and the challenges/possibilities within the system

We hope that this will be the start of a helpful dialogue to inform practice

Who is this for?

The event is open to professionals across education, health and care both children’s and adult services, parent carers and anyone who is supporting young people into adulthood

How much does it cost?

The event is free thanks to Department for Education funding for the Preparing for Adulthood programme.

How do I register?

Please fill out the form that you can find here:


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