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How Safe 2024

Last updated: 26 Feb 2024 Topics: Event
How Safe 2024

Join us at How Safe 2024 – the NSPCC’s leading child safeguarding event.

During this one-day conference on Wednesday 26 June, we’ll bring together thought leaders, government representatives, and front-line workers. They'll share the latest research and innovations to equip and empower practitioners to keep children safe and influence a national strategy for children.

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Working Together: securing a better future for our babies, children and young people

With a general election expected this year, there is an opportunity to secure changes for children. Nearly three in ten children in the UK are living in poverty1 - a national children’s strategy has never been more needed. We’re working to put young people at the heart of government’s policy-making so we can all work together to protect babies, children and young people. 

What to expect from How Safe 2024

Over the course of the event more than 500 safeguarding professionals across sectors including education, health, charity community and social care will come together.

By attending, guests will gain:

  • invaluable insights and knowledge on latest safeguarding trends
  • shared policy and information
  • techniques to use in their practice.
“An absolutely excellent day. I couldn’t praise the presenters enough: I’m leaving inspired with new evidence, determination and energy”

How Safe attendee 2023

All sessions will be available on-demand for 4 weeks after the event so you can catch up at a time that suits you.

You’ll hear from professionals from a wide range of sectors with the opportunity to debate, question and share insights about the latest strategies, policies and programmes to prevent child abuse and protect children.

Buy your ticket now to avoid disappointment and take advantage of significant early bird savings. 

Every child has the right to grow up safely. Together we can help make that happen.

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) (2024) UK Poverty 2024: the essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK. [Accessed 22/02/2024].

Conference agenda

09:30: Welcome and introduction

Sir Peter Wanless, Chief Executive, NSPCC

10:00: Keynote: Getting it right from the start: prioritising childhood

Hear about the impact that early childhood can have on long-term mental and physical health, and why we should prioritise early years. Learn how we can use examples of effective,
evidence-based interventions that can be made to improve child and lifelong health to make a positive impact.

10:30: Child sexual abuse prevention

11:25: Morning break

11:50: Raising the Nation: reflections on how to build a better future for our children

Paul Lindley OBE, Founder Ella’s Kitchen. Author of Raising the Nation and Little Wins. Chancellor, University of Reading

12:35: Political leaders' priorities for children

Hear from senior political leaders from the two main political parties about their plans for improving the lives of babies, children and young people across the UK.

13:10: Lunch break

14:05 Breakout sessions

Breakout 1: Young Minds Matter

Breakout 2: Born into Care

Breakout 3: Engaging boys in gender equality

Breakout 4: Putting children at the heart of online safety

14:55: Afternoon break

15:20: Early moments matter - The effects of the cost-of-living crisis on parenting

Claire O’Meara, Director of Advocacy, UNICEF UK will explore how the rise in the cost of living is having a negative impact on family life. From parents having to work more hours to meet the financial struggles, to the reduction in the amount of time they have to read and play with their children, the cost-of-living crisis has had a significant impact on parenting.

16:05: Panel discussion - Working Together to secure a better future for babies, children and young people

Charity CEOs in conversation including Sir Peter Wanless, Chief Executive, NSPCC

16:50: Closing comments

Maria Neophytou, Director of Strategy and Knowledge, NSPCC


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