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Register your place for the Safeguarding Children Partnership Conference

Release Date: 18 January 2021

Volunteers and professionals working with children, young people and their families are invited to attend the Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership online half day conference entitled 'The Journey to School Exclusion' on 26 January 2021.

The Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership is a statutory body responsible for ensuring that all agencies working with children, young people and families work well together to promote children’s safety and welfare. The partnership coordinates the work of local agencies and check their quality to ensure children’s safeguarding is effective.  

This half day conference aims to explore the impact of school exclusion on the life chances of children and young people, exploring steps that can be taken by practitioners across all agencies to prevent exclusion from happening and addressing roots causes. School exclusion is often traumatic for children and there is a clear link between school exclusion and children who are vulnerable to safeguarding issues.  

The conference will focus on three main areas including the young person’s perspective, a keynote presentation focusing on excluded children and their journey, which will be presented by Charlie Spencer, author of the Croydon Thematic Review of Vulnerable Adolescents and school exclusions in Kingston and Richmond, with a focus on local issues.  

The conference will take place on Tuesday 26 January 2021 from 9am to 1pm and will be held via Zoom.  

Cllr Penny Frost, Chair of the Education and Children's Services Committee said: 

“This conference provides all those who work with children and young people with a fantastic opportunity to hear from and network with The Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership. The event will provide attendees with an insight from local research allowing others to apply these findings to their own work. I would encourage all those who work with families to sign up for this event.” 

Anyone interested in attending the half day conference can register their attendance online.

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Jeff Gibbons on 020 8487 5178.

Reference: P024/21

Updated: 24 March 2021