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Safeguarding and Protecting Every Child

Safeguarding and Protecting Every Child

The Second National Early Years
Safeguarding and Child Protection Conference


This important and thought-provoking conference has been organised to support the Early Years sector, to enable educators to work proactively in a solution-driven and collaborative environment with children and their families.


In January 2016, prompted by the number of questions and queries that sector colleagues were posting on social media, as well as cuts in professional development that link to safeguarding and child protection awareness, Laura Henry sensed a need for a group on Facebook and started Early Years Safeguarding and Child Protection. The group is very successful and is the go-to place for colleagues to share and ask questions on safeguarding and child protection issues. This can only help to ensure that every child is protected and kept safe. There are close to 4,000 members now in this bespoke group and it was from this small start that Laura felt there was a need to come together and explore some of the issues.

The first conference was held on 4th November 2016 and was a resounding success and in light of this Laura has agreed to make it an annual event in honour of Victoria Climbié, to celebrate her birthday and reflect on what we need to do

 Keynote Speakers & Workshops

Leroy Logan MBE, PhD, BSc

Retired Police Superintendent, Security Consultant & Voluntary Sector Practitionerleroy-logan
Still engaged in the fight for equality & justice


Leyla Hussein

Leyla Hussein a trained Psychotherapist and a multi-award winning campaigner on FGM leyla-husseinand gender rights including Cosmopolitan Ultimate Campaigner Women of the Year Award 2010. In 2011 she won the Emma Humphrey Award , The Lin Groves Special Award for her work in raising awareness of violence against women and children.

Jane Evans – Parenting and Childhood Trauma Expert

Jane Evans is widely known for her TEDxBristol talk on childhood anxiety, ‘Taming and jane1Tending 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.

Plus .. Exclusive Footage of an Interview with Dr Stuart Shanker

Recorded specifically for this Conference!

Dr. Stuart Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at stuart-shankerYork University and the CEO of the MEHRIT Centre Ltd. Over the past decade, Dr. Shanker has served as an advisor on early child development to government organizations across Canada and the United States, and in countries around the world.

Dr Shanker will be recording his speech and also responding to questions that Laura will put to him

Tracy Seed

Tracy Seed, a holistic educator, coach and trainer has over 30 years experience supporting tracyindividuals, groups and organisations through change. Working extensively in education, personal development and wellbeing arenas in the UK and internationally. She is an NLP Master, independent trainer in nonviolent communication and international candidate for certification with CNVC.

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 my 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.

Sarah Goff

Sarah Goff has over twenty years’ experience in the fields of child protection and social sarah-goffcare. Sarah is an expert in the field of safeguarding disabled children and her interests include the impact of domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation.

Who Should Attend?

 Nursery owners
 Nursery managers
 Nursery nurses
 Early Years educators
 Early Years teachers
 Early Years professionals
 Teachers
 Special needs co-ordinators
 Key Stage 1 and reception teachers
 College and university staff
 Primary headteachers, deputy headteachers
 Primary school senior leadership teams
 Governors
 Fostering and adoption agencies
 Foster carers
 Childminders, children’s centre staff
 Local authority Early Years teams
 Children and family organisations
 Central government
 Ofsted
 Early Years trainers
 Early Years advisors and consultants

If you require any further information or have any queries, please email: admin@laurahenryconsultancy.com 


If you would like to reserve or book a place – please send an email to: admin@laurahenryconsultancy.com

Please include:

  • your full name
  • your setting / organisation details including correspondence address
  • number of places you require (and other delegate names if possible)

On receipt of your email, we will raise the necessary paperwork and contact you to confirm your booking.

2016 Conference

Here are some of the Photos, Reflections, Feelings and Thoughts from the 2016 Conference


To view all of the Reflections, Feelings and Thoughts from the Conference, please click here

To view all the Photos from the 2016 Conference, please click here

Safeguarding – everyone’s responsibility and concern

Published in this month’s Early Years Educator Online Magazine:

EYE Article