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Trauma-Informed Practice in Adult Safeguarding

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This conference focuses on a practical guide to developing trauma informed practice in adult safeguarding.  An awareness of trauma and trauma informed practice can support people to feel safe, prevent re-traumatisation and deliver a strengths based approach to providing care, aiding recovery and identifying ongoing support. The conference will identify how individuals, services and organisations can deliver trauma informed culture and safeguarding practice.

Through national developments and practical case studies the conference will provide you with an essential guide to delivering trauma informed adult safeguarding in your service.

Now, more than ever, we need to ensure we engage in trauma-informed practice; we need to recognise what people have been through and not see safeguarding incidents as isolated problems, because that doesn’t help individuals or communities move forward. Trauma-informed practice helps us understand the necessity of working with others to address fundamental issues and bring about healing, restoration and change. This principle lies at the heart of our safeguarding practice, and it applies to every professional…” It is also within our gift to help create trauma-informed environments, so that staff feel safe to practise trauma-informed care, and people feel safe to share their experiences.

Hilary Garratt, the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer Safeguarding Annual Report NHS England 2022

This year we’ve seen a sharp increase in reports of domestic violence, serious violence, and we have seen exploitation in many other forms, including online grooming, scams, frauds, adult abuse, family poverty, mental health issues, and all the consequences that those things bring for families and communities. Evidence tells us that adverse experience, especially in childhood, is a form of trauma. If it’s not recognised and dealt with, it can often lead to the perpetuation of vulnerabilities, which can often lead to exploitation, violent behaviour, and abuse What we’ve learned this year is that now, more than ever, we need to ensure we engage in trauma-informed practice.

Safeguarding Annual Report NHS England 2022

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to deliver trauma informed adult safeguarding practice 

  • Reflect on the lived experience of how understanding past trauma can improve safeguarding 

  • Update your knowledge on principles of trauma informed practice 

  • Develop your skills and competence in trauma informed adult safeguarding

  • Explore frameworks that can support delivery of trauma informed responses 

  • Implement trauma informed practice in healthcare settings 

  • Reflect on trauma informed responses to adverse childhood experiences 

  • Practice skills and share resources in responding in a sensitive way to trauma

  • Identify key strategies for delivering a trauma informed safeguarding culture in your service 

  • Learn from case studies including adverse childhood experiences and supporting refugees and asylum seekers 

  • Manage disclosure and prevent re-traumatisation

  • Understand how to better support staff who are working with people who have experienced trauma to prevent secondary trauma 

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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