01/05/2018 : Childhood Sexual Abuse: An Honest Look – Nick Dwyer (Online event)

Nick starts the uncomfortable conversation that needs to be had from a personal perspective of childhood sexual abuse.

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11/05/2018 : Youth Justice Summit 2018: Children and the Police

The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) is hosting our second Youth Justice Summit on 11 May 2018. The Youth Justice Summit brings together experts in youth justice to share knowledge and expertise on youth justice legal issues. We are building a community of specialist youth justice lawyers to ensure children who come into contact with the criminal justice system are represented by lawyers who have expertise in youth justice law.

Location: London | Cost: From £75.00

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31/05/2018 : Child Protection Training – Group 2

The Devon Children & Families Partneship (formerly Devon Safeguarding Children Board) approved Group 2 training is an important part of workforce development for any organisation working with children and young people as it is essential to help protect children and young people in Devon.

Location: Bideford | Cost: £25 for VOYC members

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25/06/2018 : Outward Bound courses for young people aged 16 to 19 yrs

The Sir Francis Chichester Trust is once again offering FREE places on the 19 day Outward Bound ‘Skills for Life Award’ course to young people who live in Devon and who are aged 16-19 (at the time of the course, which will be July/August). See website for dates and venues. The course is designed to help participants make an effective transition into sixth form, further education or work and is a chance to have a life-shaping adventure with people from all over the world, to know what they are truly capable of achieving and to stand out in a crowded market place. The courses are held at the Outward Bound centres in the Lake District, Wales and Scotland.

Location: Devon | Cost: Free

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29/06/2018 : Mental Health in Schools: Good Practice in Building Resilience

Half of all lifetime mental health illness begins by the age of 14. Schools have a vital role to play in prevention, spotting early warning signs, and supporting good mental health and wellbeing for all children and young people.

This essential conference brings together primary schools, secondary schools and mental health experts to offer a range of practical approaches and showcase best practice from schools leading in this area.

The event – hosted jointly between leading publications Children & Young People Now, Headteacher Update and SecEd – takes place at Maple House, Birmingham, B4 6TB on Friday 29th June 2018. The government green paper, Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision, contains a raft of measures intended to support all professionals to detect problems early and improve the speed at which young people receive treatment.

Location: Birmingham | Cost: From £269.00

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25/09/2018 : National Day Of Non Violence

The 25th September is the anniversary of Lloyd Fouracre’s death and we remember him by celebrating a National Day of Non Violence. We want to remember those who have lost their lives to violence like Lloyd in the hope that no more lives will be taken unnecessarily by violence within our communities.

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10/10/2018 : Digital Families 2018: A Parent Zone and CEOP Conference

In a changing digital world our shared challenge is to stay ahead of issues and harness emerging opportunities. At this year’s Digital Families conference, we’ll be futureproofing your approach to internet safety and setting the resilience agenda for the year ahead.

Location: Central London | Cost: £199.00

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