Street Gangs and Coercive Control: The Gendered Exploitation of Young Women and Girls in County Lines

Dr Tirion Havard, London South Bank University

July 2022


My Nest is Full: Multigenerational Households of Families Living With Addiction

Monica Whyte, European Family Therapy Association

July 2022


Self-Neglect: The Challenges for Adult Safeguarding

Prof Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire

July 2022


Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Prof Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire

July 2022


Creating a Productive and Communal Safe Space for Participatory Work in the Context of Sexual Violence

Dr Camille Warrington, and Kirsche Walker, University of Bedfordshire
May 2022


Dying Homeless: Preventing the Premature Deaths of Homeless People

Gill Taylor, London Borough of Haringey
Jess Turtle, Co-Founder, Museum of Homelessness
May 2022


How Child-Focused are Child Protection Conferences? Findings from a Qualitative Study

Dr Helen Richardson Foster, University of Central Lancashire

June 2022


Remote and Online Working With Young People on Sensitive Topics

Dr Camille Warrington, and Kirsche Walker, University of Bedfordshire
June 2022


Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Contexts

Sophia King and Jennifer Briggs, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
June 2022


Working With Children and Young People Who Self-Harm

Prof Uttom Chowdhury, University of Bedfordshire
May 2022


Valuing Children and Young People’s Participation Work as Safeguarding and Protection

Dr Elsie Whittington, and Dr Camille Warrington University of Bedfordshire
May 2022


Understanding Polish Women’s Experiences of Domestic Violence in the UK

Prof Sundari Anitha, University of Lincoln
Dr Iwona Zielinska, Ending Domestic Abuse Now Lincolnshire
April 2022


Co-Production with People with Lived Experience of Homelessness

Gill Taylor, London Borough of Haringey
Sharon Clint, Learning & Development Manager, Groundswell

April 2022


Homelessness Law, Policy and Strategy

Gill Taylor, London Borough of Haringey
Fiona Bateman, Independent Chair of Safeguarding Adults Boards
March 2022


Working With Domestic Abuse: Learning From Domestic Homicide Reviews

Simon Kerss, Anglia Ruskin University
March 2022


School Exclusion: A Case for Social Work?

Dr Roma Thomas, University of Bedfordshire
February 2022


Understanding the Teenage Brain - Why This Matters For Social Care

Prof John Coleman, University of Bedfordshire
February 2022


Children’s Social Workers’ Experiences of Multi-Agency Working and Information Sharing During Covid-19

Dr Kellie Thompson, Liverpool Hope University
January 2022


Homelessness, Safeguarding and the Care Act

Gill Taylor, London Borough of Haringey
January 2022


Adolescent to Parent Abuse

Simon Kerss, Anglia Ruskin University
January 2022


Anti-Racism in Social Work

Wayne Reid, British Association of Social Workers (BASW)
December 2021


Equally Homeless? Exploring the Impact of Age, Gender, Race and Sexuality on Experiences of Homelessness

Gill Taylor, London Borough of Haringey, and
Maari Nastari, Interim CEO, The Outside Project
December 2021


Domestic Violence: The Voices of Bangladeshi Women and Children

Aysha Ahmed, University of Bedfordshire
November 2021


Trauma-Informed Practice in Rough Sleeping Services

Gill Taylor, London Borough of Haringey
Ros Brunwin, Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, Crisis
November 2021


Whose Voice Counts? Involving Young People in the Development of Contextual Safeguarding Approaches

Dr Joanne Walker and Hannah Millar, University of Bedfordshire
November 2021


Understanding the Needs of Children Living with Parental Substance Misuse

Dr Hannah Todman, Manchester Metropolitan University
October 2021


Protecting Children at a Distance: Professional Practice and Communication

Dr Aisha Hutchinson, King’s College London
October 2021


Beyond Referrals: Addressing Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and Social Care

Dr Jenny Lloyd, University of Bedfordshire
September 2021


Protecting Children at a Distance: Multi-Agency Working and Service Provision

Dr Jenny Driscoll & Dr Ann Lorek, King’s College London
September 2021


Contextual Safeguarding in Practice: What Can We Learn from Multi-Agency Meetings to Address Extra-Familial Harm to Young People?

Dr Lisa Bostock and Vanessa Bradbury, University of Bedfordshire, and
Molly Manister, Durham University
September 2021


Commissioning for the Holistic Needs of People Affected by Homelessness

Gill Taylor, London Borough of Haringey
September 2021


Women and Children on the Move: The Journeyscapes of Domestic Violence

Dr Janet Bowstead, Royal Holloway, University of London
July 2021


Homelessness in the UK: Facts, Myths and Uncomfortable Truths

Gill Taylor, London Borough of Haringey
July 2021


Making Good Decisions: Law for Adult Social Work Practice

Prof Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire
June 2021


Socially-Oriented Approaches to Mental Health Recovery for African and Caribbean Men

Prof Frank Keating, Royal Holloway University of London
June 2021


What Can Contextual Safeguarding Teach Us about Addressing Social Inequality Through Relationships?

Dr Rachael Owens, Dr Lauren Wroe and Vanessa Bradbury, University of Bedfordshire
June 2021


Harnessing the Benefits of Support Groups for Black Social Workers Practicing in the Aftermath of George Floyd’s Murder

Prof Prospera Tedam, United Arab Emirates University
June 2021


‘Together Apart’: Navigating the Virtual Territory of Social Work Supervision

Jo Williams, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and University of Bedfordshire
May 2021


Risk & Relationship in Mental Health Practice

Dr Kelly Alexander, University of Bedfordshire
April 2021


Self-Neglect, and Homelessness: The Challenges for Adult Safeguarding

Prof Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire
March 2021


'Seeing With Your Own Eyes': The Impact of Student Field Trips for Promoting Social Justice Learning and Action

Various Speakers
March 2021


Contextual Safeguarding Series- I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends: Working with Friendship and Peer Support When Safeguarding Adolescents

Carly Adams-Elias and Dr Claire Cody, University of Bedfordshire
March 2021


Rethinking Stability and Upheaval: How Women Entrepreneurs are Reclaiming Hope in a Palestinian Refugee Camp

Dr Christina Schwabenland, University of Bedfordshire
February 2021


Covid-19 and Domestic Violence: Implications for Women from ‘Black and Minority Ethnic’ Communities

Prof Sundari Anitha, University of Lincoln, and
Prof Aisha K Gill, University of Roehampton
February 2021


Working With Anxiety in Children and Young People

Prof Uttom Chowdhury CAMHS, Dunstable, and University of Bedfordshire
February, 2021


Understanding the Needs of Black Children in the Child Protection System

Prof Claudia Bernard, Goldsmiths, University of London
February, 2021


Creative Practice, (Self) Representation and Search for New Narratives

Dr Catrin Evans, University of Bedfordshire
January 2021


Working With Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in Children and Young People

Prof Uttom Chowdhury CAMHS, Dunstable, and University of Bedfordshire
January, 2021


Parental Alienation in the Family Courts

Dr Adrienne Barnett, Brunel University London
January, 2021


Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Prof Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire
December 2020


Social Work with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants

Various Speakers
December 2020


Contextual Safeguarding: Rewriting the Rules of Child Protection

Dr Carlene Firmin, University of Bedfordshire
December 2020


Social Work with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Young People

Prof Ravi KS Kohli, University of Bedfordshire
November 2020


The Care Pathways of Children Entering Care – Where Do They End Up?

Prof Beth Neil, University of East Anglia
October 2020


Personality Disorders: Implications for Social Work with Adults, Children and Families

Dr Julia Warrener, University of Hertfordshire
September 2020


The Other Pandemic: County Lines

Prof John Pitts and Dr Tim Bateman, University of Bedfordshire
July 2020


Parental Alienation in the Family Courts

Dr Adrienne Barnett, Brunel University London
July 2020


21st Century Contact: Young People In Care and Their Contact with Birth Families Via Mobile Communication Devices

Dr Jenny Simpson, University of Northampton
May 2020


 

Social Work with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Young People

Prof Ravi KS Kohli University of Bedfordshire
November 2020


The Care Pathways of Children Entering Care – Where Do They End Up?

Prof Beth Neil University of East Anglia
October 2020


That Other Epidemic: County Lines

Prof John Pitts and Dr Tim Bateman, University of Bedfordshire
July 2020


Parental Alienation in the Family Courts

Dr Adrienne Barnett, Brunel University London
July 2020


21st Century Contact: Young People In Care and Their Contact with Birth Families Via Mobile Communication Devices

Dr Jenny Simpson University of Northampton
May 2020


Re-Imagining Social Care Services in Co-Production with Disabled Parents and Professionals

Prof Emily Munro, University of Bedfordshire
March 2020


Meaningful Participation of Children and Young People in Decisions About Their Care

Dr Clive Diaz, University of Bedfordshire
February 2020

 


Engaging Neglectful Parents from Affluent Backgrounds in the Child Protection System

Prof Claudia Bernard, Goldsmiths, University of London
January 2020

Mental Health of Gang-Affected Young People

Nsang Cristia Esimi Cruz, London Borough of Barnet
Dr Suzella Palmer, University of Bedfordshire
January 2020

Older Events:

Friday 6 December 2019

Conference: Implementing the New Safeguarding Children Arrangements: Challenges and Opportunities

See below for presentations from the day:


Wednesday 27 November 2019

Improving Outcomes for Women and Children in Dangerous Relationships

Amna Abdullatif, Women’s Aid Federation of England


Tuesday 12 November 2019

Intrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse: Addressing Risk and Protective Factors

Dr Debra Allnock, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire


Friday 11 October 2019

Supporting the Development of Strengths-Based Social Work Practice with Children and Young People: The Role of Practice-Coaching

Dr Lisa Bostock, Munira Khan, and Amy Lynch
University of Bedfordshire
John McDonnell, London Borough of Islington


Friday 5 July 2019

Making Good Decisions: Law for Social Work Practice

Professor Michael Preston-Shoot


Friday 5 July 2019

Conceptualising and Responding to Self-Neglect: The Challenge for Adult Safeguarding

Professor Michael Preston-Shoot


Monday 1 July

Doing What Counts, and Measuring What Matters: A Whole System Change Programme for Child Protection Social Work

Dr Vivi Antonopoulou, University College London

John McDonnell, London Borough of Islington


Tuesday 25 June 2019

Special Guardianship: Contact Between Children and Their Birth Parents

Dr Nic Thompson, Luton Borough Council


Monday 10 June 2019

Blinded by Science? Social Work and the Malleable Gene

Sue White, Professor of Social Work, University of Sheffield 


Monday 20 May 2019

Understanding and Responding to Forced Marriage, `Honour'-Based Violence, Transnational Marriage Abandonment and Dowry Violence

Dr Sundari Anitha, University of Lincoln


Thursday 9th May 2019

Conference: Justice, Inequality and Gender Based Violence

See below for presentations from the day:


Thursday 2 May 2019

Foster Carer Reviews - Making the Most of a Development Opportunity

Dr Helen Cosis Brown, Independent Social Worker, and Local Authority Fostering and Adoption Chair


Monday 29 April 2019

The End of the Line: The Impact of County Lines on Young People in Target Destinations

See below for presentations from the day:


Monday 1st April 2019

The Role of the Supervising Social Worker

Dr Helen Cosis Brown, Independent Social Worker, and Local Authority Fostering and Adoption Chair


Thursday 7 March 2019

Meeting the Support Needs of People Trafficked to the UK

Dr Patricia Hynes, University of Bedfordshire
Dr Patrick Burland, International Organization for Migration


Thursday 28 February 2019

The Recruitment, Assessment, Support and Supervision of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Foster Carers

Dr Helen Cosis Brown, Independent Social Worker, and Local Authority Fostering and Adoption Chair


Friday 8th February 2019

`Where Do I Belong?' Building Positive Identity and Secure Attachment in Looked After and Adopted Children

Joan Moore, Freelance Play Therapist and Dramatherapist


Friday 18 January 2019

Thursday 17 January 2019

Communicating Empathy in Child and Family Social Work

Amy Lynch and Fiona Newlands, Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care, University of Bedfordshire


Tuesday 4 December 2018

Working With Adolescents In and On the Edge of Care

Prof Emily Munro, Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care, University of Bedfordshire


Thursday 6 December 2018

Practitioner Research

Dr Gail Simon, University of Bedfordshire


Tuesday 20 November 2018

Meaningful Participation of Children and Young People in Decisions About Their Care

Clive Diaz, School for Social Sciences, Cardiff University

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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Multi-Disciplinary Working in Children's Services: How Innovation is Adopted by Staff

Dr Lisa Bostock, Amy Lynch and Fiona Newlands, Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care, University of Bedfordshire


Monday 29 October 2018

Resilience: Older People & Social Care


Tuesday 16 October 2018

Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London, and Making Research Count Learning Disability Series

Shahid Zaman, Consultant Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist, University of Cambridge


Monday 15 October 2018

Letting the Future In: Evaluating a Therapeutic Intervention for Child Sexual Abuse

University of Bedfordshire's Institute of Applied Social Research (IASR) Professorial and Expert Speaker Lecture

John Carpenter, Emeritus Professor of Social Work and Applied Social Science, University of Bristol


Tuesday 9 October 2018

5th Annual Conference: Making Research Count and the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King's College London

Mental Health Social Care 2018


Thursday 4 October 2018

Wicked Problems and Clumsy Solutions: Understanding Leadership in Adults' and Children's Services

Prof Keith Grint
Warwick Business School 
University of Warwick


Thursday 23 August 2018

The Role of the Approved Mental Health Professional:A Fool’s Errand?

Seminar series, Contemporary Issues in Mental Health

Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London and Making Research Count


Monday 16 July 2018

Multiple and Intersecting Needs:Improving Women's Access to Support

Dr Kathryn Hodges, St Mary's University


Monday 2 July 2018

Working with Interpreters in Social Work

Rebecca Jones, University of Bedfordshire, and
David Westlake, Cardiff University


Wednesday 20 June 2018

Prof Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire

Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Making Good Decisions: Law for Social Work Practice


Tuesday 12 June 2018

Working with Parents with Learning Disabilities

Dr Jon Symonds, Bristol University

Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London

Learning Disabilities Seminar Series


Wednesday 6 June 2018

Conceptualising and Responding to Self-Neglect:The Challenge for Adult Safeguarding

Prof Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire


Thursday 24 May 2018

Exploring Relationships in Social Work

Claire Collins, Biggleswade Family Support, Central Bedfordshire Council

Tracie Collins, Head of Family Support, Central Bedfordshire Council

Verity Hague, Senior Practitioner, Hertfordshire County Council

Jo Williams, Senior Lecturer, Frontline

Sharon Keenan, Practice Manager, Conferencing and Review,
Professional Standards, Central Bedfordshire Council


Monday 21 May 2018

One-Day Conference

What Do We Mean By 'Children in Need' in 2018?

Steve Broach, Barrister,
Monckton Chambers

Dame Christine Lenehan,
Director of Council for Disabled Children

Professor Jane Tunstill, Emeritus Professor, Royal Holloway, and
Visiting Professor, King’s College London

Steve Walker
Director of Children and Family Services, Leeds City Council


Wednesday 9 May 2018

Signs of Safety: What Can Change, and What's Harder to Change?

Jo Moriarty, King's College London


Friday 20 April 2018

A Golden Thread? The Relationship Between Supervision, Practice and Outcomes

Dr David Wilkins, University of Bedfordshire


Thursday 22nd March 2018

Workshop 22 February 2018

Safeguarding Children and Young People Online

Claudia Megele, Head of Service for Quality Assurance and Principal Social Worker, Wiltshire Council


Conference 20 February 2018

Seminar 19 February 2018

Understanding and Responding to Forced Marriage, 'Honour'-Based Violence, Transnational Marriage Abandonment and Dowry Violence

Dr Sundari Anitha, University of Lincoln


Workshop 8 February 2018

Multi-Disciplinary Working in Children's Services

Dr Lisa Bostock and Amy Lynch, Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care, University of Bedfordshire


Seminar 29 January 2018

The Role of the Supervising Social Worker in Foster Care

Prof Helen Cosis-Brown, University of Bedfordshire


Seminar 25 January 2018

Working Together to Improve Local Responses to Child Sexual Exploitation

Dr Lucie Shuker, University of Bedfordshire


Communicating Empathy in Child and Family Social Work

Amy Lynch and Fiona Newlands, Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care, University of Bedfordshire


Understanding and Responding to Forced Marriage, 'Honour'-Based Violence, Transnational Marriage Abandonment and Dowry Violence

Dr Sundari Anitha, University of Lincoln


What Happens in Child and Family Social Work Supervision?

Dr David Wilkins, Tilda Goldberg Centre, University of Bedfordshire


Domestic Abuse: What Practitioners Need to Know About Working With Male Perpetrators

Dermot Brady, Kingston University London


Transitions to Permanence and Post-Adoption Contact

Prof Helen Cosis-Brown, Visiting Professor, University of Bedfordshire


Family Group Conferencing in Adult Social Care

Jacqueline White, and Denice Houslin, Centre for the Development of Social Care Practice, University of Bedfordshire


Parental Experiences of Shame and Humiliation in the Child Protection Process

Matthew Gibson, University of Birmingham


'Reinforcing or Reducing Inequality Among Children? The Role of Child Protection Services'

Prof Kate Morris, University of Sheffield
Poverty and Practice: Case Study Messages

Prof Paul Bywaters, Coventry University
Identifying and Understanding Inequalities in Child Welfare Intervention Rates: Comparative Studies in the Four UK Countries

Prof Cindy Blackstock, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada; and McGill University, Canada
Reconciliation Means Not Saying Sorry Twice: Engaging Children in Equity Campaigns


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