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Master Class

15th SEPT 2013


High Quality Care in Child Protection – An On-Going Journey

Delivering high quality child protection services to children and families is a challenge that requires knowledge, skills and systems that focus on the needs of the child. This Master Class will explore how to provide those high quality services, especially as they relate to identifying child focused practices and exploring ways to measure and improve outcomes. The day will begin by looking at systems approaches in child protection and will end with a panel discussion focused on questions and issues from the class. This is a unique opportunity to interact with child welfare leaders from around the world and to develop skills and approaches that can be applied in our daily practices. This class provides information useful to all levels of child welfare professionals.


Master Class Preliminary Programme – details subject to change







Developing safeguarding services to protect children – what are the key ingredients

Jenny Gray, President, ISPCAN, UK

This session aims to introduce systems theory in the development of child protection services. At the end of the session, participants will be able to describe the systems approach to child protection


Understanding the challenges of child abuse from human factors approach

Brid Featherstone, Professor of Social Care, Open University, UK

This session will look at the issues that challenge professionals when dealing with child abuse. Using the lens of human factors the participants will learn about the key components – the environment, the family, child, system and process.


Designing and delivering effective services for children; what, why and how?

Marian Quinn, Tallaght West Child Development Initiative, Ireland

Working with children is a challenge. This session will examine how to develop services that are both effective and child friendly. Participants will learn what works in being child focused.




Looking for long term outcomes – what early interventions are needed

Harriet Ward, Director Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University, UK

Outcomes are often not defined when one intervenes in child abuse. This session will review the literature on outcomes and offer ways to develop interventions that have an evidence base for good outcomes.


Working with parents who abuse – is there a way forward?

Peter Adriaenssens, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Most interventions focus on the child; however the parents who abuse are often neglected – this session will look at the evidence available and offer suggestions on how to address this issue.




Developing quality – what does it take

Peter Lachman, Deputy Medical Director, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK

This session will look at the methodologies of quality improvement and apply them to child protection.


Keynote Children’s Rights – what does the future hold?

Regina Jensdottir, Head of Children's Rights Division, Council of Europe

In times of economic uncertainty the rights of children can be under threat – this talk will examine ways to strengthen the commitment to children.


Interactive problem solving

The Faculty in panel

In this session the speakers will interact with participants to answer their own questions and issues they have brought from the workplace.


Keynote 2The UNICEF campaign to end placement of young children in institutional care

Jean-Claude Legrand, Senior Regional Advisor Child Protection, UNICEF Regional Office CEE-CIS

This presentation will discuss ways to change the way we manage children who require protection.



Booking Instructions


Attendance at this workshop is open to registered congress delegates only and is available at a supplement charge of €80.00 per general delegate to attend (€45.00 discounted fee available to those booking through the developing country registration form). Numbers are limited to 80 participants and bookings are taken on a strict first come first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Booking for this event is through the on-line registration form. If you have already completed your registration and wish to add this Master Class to your booking, simply use your re-access code to access your registration and add the Master Class to your existing booking.


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