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Safeguarding and Protecting Every Child

Safeguarding and Protecting Every Child
Safeguarding and Child Protection Conference

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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.

The second conference was held on 3rd November 2017 and built on the success of the first conference, and further persuaded Laura that this does need to be an annual event.

Safeguarding & Protecting Every Child 2018

Saturday 3rd November 2018

The Light, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Bookings are now be taken – discounted rate and instalment plans available

First Keynote Speaker announced

Christina Gabbitas, Award Winning Children’s Author, Speaker

Christina Gabbitas is an award-winning children’s author who spends most of her time visiting schools and pre-schools inspiring children to read and write through her rhyming books and national poetry competition. Winner of Yorkshire Women of Achievement in Education 2016 and The People’s Book Prize Dame Beryl Bainbridge National Award 2015, she is passionate about improving literacy and empowering children to speak out about abuse.

Christina has written a number of books that teach children about the world around them, with themes such as childhood fears and teamwork. Her publication, Share Some Secrets, which has been highly commended by the NSPCC and Barnardo’s, is a picture-rhyming book aimed at five- to eight-year-olds that encourages children to share their troublesome secrets. Christina spent two years researching the topic, including spending time with an abuse lawyer for clarification and advice and listening to individuals who have been abused as children.

Keynote: Share Some Secrets – The Voice of The Child

Christina will be speaking about her work, secrets and the voice of the child.

Conference package includes:

  • Conference hand-outs
  • Copies of Presentations
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Full catering including refreshments throughout the day and a hot fork buffet lunch

Speakers and Content

To be confirmed

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

Bookings and Fees – Early Bird Rates

If you would like to reserve 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.


We are offering 3 levels of pricing for the 2018 Conference:

Main Conference Hall Seating 

Full Delegate Rate: £245 + VAT

Laura’s Early Years Club Member Price: £208.25 + VAT

Lower Level Tiered Seating

Full Delegate Rate: £150 + VAT

Laura’s Early Years Club Member Price: £127 + VAT

Higher Level Tiered Seating

Full Delegate Rate: £95 + VAT

Laura’s Early Years Club Member Price: £80.75 + VAT

Further Discounts

Group Bookings of 5 or more Delegates – 10% Discount* 

NEyTCO Members – 10% Discount **

*Not to be used in conjunction with any other discount offer

** This discount can only be used to purchase a ticket for the NEyTCO Member

2017 Conference Recording

The 2017 Conference was recorded in full and copies of the recording will be available free of charge to delegates and members of Laura’s Early Years Club.

For all others, there will be a small charge if you would like access the film, which includes all of the Keynotes, Present and Panel plus the footage of the exclusive Stuart Shanker Interview.

Full details of the content can be accessed from the link below:

To register your interest for access – please email: admin@Laura Henry Consultancy.com

2017 Conference

Here are a few images from the 2017 Conference – to view all of the images please click here

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