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London Safeguarding Children Summit

8 September 2023 – Livery Hall, Guildhall, 


The London Safeguarding Children Partnership is holding a summit to bring together key local and regional safeguarding partners across London to shape what we need to do collectively to improve safeguarding practice for children in the capital, following the Care review and government response.

The summit will provide:

  • A chance to contribute to the development of key areas of safeguarding policy and practice
  • An excellent networking opportunity for London’s key safeguarding partners
  • Professional development opportunities focusing on London leadership development

09.00  Registration and refreshments

09.30  Welcome and Introduction
               Ade Adetosoye CBE [Chair, London Safeguarding Children’s Partnership]

09.35  Protecting Children: Learning and Policy Challenges in Practice
             Annie Hudson [Chair, Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel]

10.10   Strengthening public protection including safeguarding children
             Commander Kevin Southworth [Metropolitan Police Service]

10.20  Question and Answer with speakers, including inputs from:

          • Diane Jones [Chief Nursing Officer, NHS North London ICB]
          • James Thomas [Corporate Director for Children, Tower Hamlets]
          • Commander Kevin Southworth [Metropolitan Police Service]
          • Sir Jon Coles [Group Chief Executive, United Learning Trust]

10.50  Refreshments

11:10    Breakout sessions:

          • Family Help – Rashida Baig [Director of Children’s Safeguarding and Social Work, Camden] and Diane Jones
          • Multi-agency child protection teams – Iain Keating [Detective Chief Superintendent, Frontline Policing – Public Protection HQ, MPS], James Thomas, Korkor Ceasar [Associate Director of Safeguarding Children, NHS North East London]

12:10  Feedback from breakout sessions

12.25  Interactive discussion – priorities for London’s safeguarding partners
             Ade Adetosoye CBE, James Thomas, Jane McSherry [Director of Children’s Services, Schools and
Families, Merton]

12:55  Closing Remarks
             Ade Adetosoye CBE

13:00 Summit closes

 13.00-13.30    Lunch

We have allocated each partnership 3 places so please can you co-ordinate who from each partnership will be attending.  Bookings can be made on Eventbrite via this link access your allocated tickets, please input the first 4 letters of your borough’s name (i.e. for Barking and Dagenham the code would be bark).