Safeguarding and Protecting Every Child 2017
Friday 3rd November 2017
The Light, Friends House, Euston Road, London. NW1 2BJ
Dr Stuart Shanker D Phil (Oxon)
Stuart Shanker, D Phil (Oxon), is a distinguished research professor emeritus of psychology and philosophy from York University and the creator of The MEHRIT Centre and the Self Regulation Institute. He is a former president of the Council of Early Child Development. His expertise has been sought internationally as an adviser on early child development and self-regulation to school boards and government organizations. Dr Shanker's five-step Self-Reg model - The Shanker Method®- is a powerful process for understanding and managing stress in children, youth and adults
An internationally acclaimed speaker, educator and author, Dr. Shanker has written many influential books and articles including the top selling educational book, Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (Pearson 2012). His newest book, Self-Reg: How to help your child (and you) break the stress-cycle and successfully engage with life. (Penguin 2016) has garnered glowing reviews around the world being published in Canada, Britain, the US, South Korea, Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and The Netherlands, with further translations and foreign editions in the works.
Keynote: Self-Regulation and Vulnerable Children.
Joining Dr. Shanker in this interview style presentation will be Dr. Susan Hopkins executive director of the MEHRIT Centre Dr Shanker’s Self-Reg learning and information centre. This presentation will cover self-regulation, it’s relationship to children’s stress and well-being, and how Shanker Self-Reg® can be used to enhance self-regulation in children dealing with trauma. Dr. Shanker will outline findings from neuroscience that illuminate the workings of the human stress response system, it’s relationship to self-regulation and how “stress cycles” can lead to an overactive and “kindled” stress response system that can impact children’s development, learning and day-to-day functioning. They will also outline The Shanker Method®, a five-step method will can help educators and parents understand, recognize, and respond to stress in all children.
This presentation was recorded for the Conference and the author of the questions was Laura Henry.
You can watch Dr Shanker's recorded Keynote by clicking on the link below:
Leroy Logan MBE, PhD, BSc
Leroy has over 30 years practical policing experience and related work with the UK Justice System which includes being a founder member, and past Chairman of both the London and National Black Police Association. As the Deputy Borough Commander of Hackney, Leroy contributed significantly in the borough receiving three consecutive Commissioner’s Commendations (2004 – 2007) for delivered top performance in service delivery out of all the boroughs in the Metropolitan Police Service.
Leroy has a wealth of experience in equality and human rights frameworks, both at a national and international basis as well as being a strategic and local adviser in developing community assessment of need and risk in vulnerable groups, especially in young people, and where to effectively deploy assets.
Keynote: Who is safeguarding the 1000s of young people at risk to knife / gun crime and how it has to be dealt with.
The problem of young people being at risk to knife and gun crime is worse now, even more so than when in my term as a police officer, the reason being we are no closer to getting to the heart of the problem being, why is violence so endemic in our youth culture. Arresting people, stop and search and other measures are not working, in fact they can create fear and alienation for the target group we are trying to support. We see spending cuts in services that could engage with young people. We need to engage with the target group, not alienate them, advocate for them. In my experience in my East London group “Spark for Life” we are working with young people every single day and what they need is someone to support them so they don’t go back to the same peer group, the same area, they don’t go back to the same type of behaviour. We need to break that pattern of behaviour and develop positive peer to peer mentoring. Young people have the answers, they can support each other, that’s what we need to do.
Mine Conkbayir, Speaker, Lecturer and Author
Mine Conkbayir is tireless in her work to inform educators, parents and policy makers about the importance of early brain development and neuroscience in the care of our youngest citizens. She writes extensively on subjects concerning the childcare sector including teacher education, Early Years continuing professional development, trainee and newly qualified practioners, psychology and education, childhood and youth studies and philosophy of education. Her articles regularly feature in publications including Teach Early Years, the Times Educational Supplement (TES) and Early Years Childcarer Magazine.
Mine is the author of "Early Childhood Theories and Contemporary Issues" (Nov 2014) and also her second book, "Early Childhood and Neuroscience: Theory, Research and Implications for Practice" saw her receiving Nursery World 2017 Highly Commended Award.
Keynote: The Power of Connection. A Risk We All Need to Take to Safeguard Every Child.
Hibo Wardere - Author, Campaigner and Public Speaker
As a six year old, Hibo was made to undergo female genital cutting, a process so brutal, she nearly died. As a teenager she moved to London in the shadow of the Somalian Civil War where she quickly learnt the procedure she had undergone in her home country was not 'normal' in the west. She embarked on a journey to understand FGM and its roots, whilst raising her own family and dealing with the devastating consequences of the cutting in her own life. Today Hibo finds herself working in London as an FGM campaigner, helping young girls whose families plan to take them abroad for the procedure and currently works as a mediator and a regular FGM educator for Waltham Forest Borough. Her testimonials and campaigning work have appeared in publications including the Telegraph, the Guardian and on the BBC.
Hibo has also written a best-selling book, 'Cut: One Woman's Fight against FGM in Britain Today'. Eloquent and searingly honest, this is Hibo's memoir which promises not only to tell her remarkable story but also to shed light on a medieval practice that's being carried out in the 21st century, right on our doorstep. FGM in the UK has gone undocumented for too long and now that's going to change. Devastating, empowering and informative, this book brings to life a clash of cultures at the heart of contemporary society and shows how female genital mutilation is a very British problem.
Keynote: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the effect this has for Early Years.
Hibo will be speaking about her own experiences, which she has written about in her book, CUT, and the current work she does to raise awareness of FGM and the impact on survivors of this abuse. She will cover the different types of FGM, health consequences, FGM and the law, culture and religion, FGM and Safeguarding all with the aim to increase the knowledge of practitioners around dealing with FGM.
Jane Evans - Parenting and Childhood Trauma Expert
Jane Evans is widely known for her TEDxBristol talk on childhood anxiety, ‘Taming and Tending Your Meerkat Brain’. She began her career with children and families over two decades ago working in pre-schools and as a childminder, family support and parenting worker, and as a foster carer. Jane is now a renowned TV, radio and social media parenting and childhood trauma expert.
Jane combines her vast experience of working with families with complex needs with her knowledge of the latest neuroscience and attachment research. She regularly speaks to, and trains, others to understand and use this in their direct work with children and families.
Jane is a sought-after parenting and anxiety coach and an acclaimed author of four books for children, which support complex needs.
Keynote: Supporting Early Years Children who have lived with family and community based threat and violence
From over 20 years of direct work and her in depth studies of the impact of early trauma on all aspects of a child’s needs and development, Jane Evans speaks in an informed way on what we can do to support early year’s children who have lived with family and community based threat and violence. Jane will talk about how, when a child lives in a home where there is ongoing violence, the threat of violence and emotional abuse, how it has a profound impact on their physical, emotional and psychological development and well-being. For practitioners feeling able to address a child’s lived experience can seem daunting. Jane will look at simple ways to offer children some sense of safety within themselves and from connections with caring adults within the early year’s environment. Jane sees this as essential to meeting their ongoing vulnerabilities, to reducing their safeguarding risks and to offering them the greatest opportunities to live and flourish beyond their early trauma.
Present and Panel Session
Sarah Goff - Development Manager, Ann Craft Trust, Safeguarding Disabled Children
Sarah Goff has over twenty years’ experience in the fields of child protection and social care.
Sarah is an expert in the field of safeguarding disabled children and her interests include the impact of domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation.
Listen to me! Don’t talk over me! Protecting Disabled Children.
Jemma Mortlock - Director of Early Start Childcare & Education Ltd
Jemma is 36 years old, a wife and mother of 5 children, she has worked in and owned Early years’ settings for over 10 years and completed her Foundation degree in 2012.
She was born in Westminster and grew up in care from the age of 7, she was a ward of court till 25 years old. Her foster mother was a Black Jamaican woman, her biological mother is white British and her father is black Trinidadian.
Being in care, a story to share
Ann Marie Christian - Specialist Education Safeguarding Consultant
Ann Marie is a child protection & safeguarding consultant and author. She qualified in 1996 and has worked in children's social care for 20 years. Her roles have included team manager, front-line practitioner, LSCB trainer, LADO, safeguarding advisor and school improvement safeguarding advisor.
Ann Marie has also managed a 0-5 safeguarding team and supported Early Years settings with training and consultancy in this role.
Roles and responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead
Laura decided to have the Keynote Speakers and Present and Panel sessions recorded in order to make them widely available as an evergreen resource; also included are the film clips that were played during the presentations so they can be watched separately plus a downloadable copies of the PowerPoint presentations saved as PDF files with space to write notes.
If you would like access to these recordings, please email: Admin@LauraHenryConsultancy.com