Events Calendar

Events Calendar

19 November 2019
Tackling Youth Violence & Knife Crime in England & Wales: Early Intervention, the Public Health Duty & Next Steps for Policing & Prevention, London. This CPD certified seminar, chaired by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime will look at youth violence and knife crime. Delegates will look at key issues, including: early intervention, how to best safeguard vulnerable children and young people in the education system, educational options & support for young offenders and excluded students, the effectiveness and quality of alternative provision units, the role of government and community initiatives, how to best develop the evidence base, impact, implementation and criticisms of the Serious Violence Strategy, funding and focus of policing, managing and ensuring effective multi agency working around the public health duty, Community Safety Partnerships, violence reduction units and how to secure community engagement and support. Key note speakers include, Lib Peck, Director of the Violence Reduction Unit and Charlie Taylor, Chair of the Youth Justice Board.

20 November 2019
Celebrating 30 years of the UNCRC in Wales, Cardiff. This free event will recognise the journey that the UNCRC has been on in Wales to date, as well as looking at what needs to be achieved in the future. Speakers include: Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales, Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

20 November 2019
Youth Conference, London. This free event is curated and hosted by young people and will include discussion and debate, with key decision makers and young people in the room discussing key issues that matter to them.

26 November 2019
Using Data and Managing Information to Build Tools for Joint Working and Commissioning, London. This free workshop is designed for strategic managers working across education, health and social care and parent carer representatives and will look at how joint working and commissioning can be better supported with the use of data and information management.

29 November 2019
Final Countdown to Statutory RSE, London. This conference organised by the Sex Education Forum will help schools, teachers and local authorities get ready for statutory RSE. The conference will include keynote presentations from Nazir Afzal OBE, Professor Emma Renold, Department for Education and Childnet Youth Ambassadors.

3 December 2019
Is there really a suicide crisis amongst young people?  Manchester. This free lecture by Professor Louis Appleby will look at what the evidence tells us about suicide and self-harm rates in young people, drawing on studies that are being carried out by the Centre for Mental Health and Safety. The unit has recently completed a national study of suicide by people under 20, examining the stresses that young people face before taking their lives. This is the first study of the subject on this scale and it presents a picture of risk in young people overall, and groups such as students, children coming out of care, and LGBT teenagers.

4 December 2019
Facilitating co-production peer research with disabled young people, Bristol. This free seminar is intended for health researchers, students, public involvement professionals as well as members of the public interested in health research and public involvement. The seminar will look at a recent research project that explored disabled young people’s hopes and dreams. The data analysis, production of the report, dissemination and impact activities were all co-produced processes.

6 December 2019
Young and Homeless Conference, London. This one-day national conference will bring together professionals from the youth and homelessness sectors to learn and share good practice in supporting young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

17 December 2019
SMaRteN Student Conference, Cambridge. This event will be an inclusive environment in which both students and those working in and researching student mental health can interact, and in which open discussion around a complex and contested topic are welcomed. Themes include: factors influencing student mental health, how we understand and define ‘mental health’ and ‘mental health problems’, non-clinical responses and/or preventative interventions, and formal and non-formal measures of mental health.

29 January 2020
Promoting young people’s health and wellbeing through physical activity, Bedford. This free event organised by the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research will look at physical activity guidelines to improve health and well-being in young people, sign-posting to physical activity opportunities in the local community, strategies to support increasing young people’s physical activity levels in and outside of school, college and university and will offer networking with local academics, practitioners and policy makers involved with children and young people’s physical activity and education.