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This year, why not enjoy a day out at a National Gardens Scheme garden - you'll be helping fund the QNI too!
Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.
Visit our nursing heritage website, a celebration of District Nursing around the world since 1859.
Safeguarding homeless adults, children and families
22 March 9.30am-4pm
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Mandy Scott Morgan
Mandy has over 25 years experience in the Social care and teaching sectors. I have been a training officer for Birmingham DAAT (the largest commissioners of drug and alcohol services in Europe). I have been a Substance Misuse Practitioner and managed a Young Persons Substance Misuse Team in a custodial setting. I am a Freelance Assessor and Further Education Teacher.
Ricky has 10 years of experience working in the substance misuse sector and has been a supervisor for an arrest referral team. He is involved in workforce development as a BDAAT training Officer.
Session 2: Child Safeguarding
Clare worked as a general nurse in London in 1977 and as a midwife and Health visitor across the city from 1981- 2005 and as a HV is a past winner of the West Midlands SHA innovation in practice award. The role of Safeguarding lead nurse commenced in South Birmingham in 2005, and in July 2011 following a merger of the three former PCT areas which made up the city Clare was appointed as Head of Service Safeguarding Children for Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust. This current role reflects BCHC’s responsibility for safeguarding children throughout all universal and specialist provider community services for children, adults, adults with learning disabilities, rehabilitation and the dental hospital. Clare chairs the Birmingham Joint domestic abuse screening forum and is a facilitator for the DH national programme in safeguarding leadership and a West Midlands representative for BASPCAN.
Session 3: Substance misuse the impact on families
Melanie Mills qualified as a social worker in 2000 and worked in local authority child protection teams for nine years. She has worked as a safeguarding advisor with family support workers in Children Centres across Birmingham. She has also worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for several years and has a keen interest in promoting mental and emotional health in children. Currently she is employed by Aquarius, an adult service specialising in helping service users overcome the harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling. She is the Safeguarding Lead Practitioner across several teams in Birmingham. It is her role to encourage best practice in relation to safeguarding children by delivering training, supervision and consultation and advice.
Graham Woods is an Alcohol Practitioner with Aquarius and has had several years’ experience of working directly with service users who misuse both alcohol and drugs. He also delivers a variety of support groups for clients who are at varying stages of recovery and is committed to building on service user involvement and participation in their own recovery journey. Graham has experience of family work and delivering support groups for relatives of substance misusers. Graham has also worked in prisons, schools, probation and other settings, delivering alcohol and drugs education.
Session 4: Safeguarding homeless people : the reality
Jo Davis: Manager of the Homeless Primary Care Team and the Homeless Community Mental Health Team in Birmingham which are part of the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. I have worked with vulnerable communities for the last few years with Traveller Gypsy Families as a Health Visitor and with Asylum Seekers as team manager.
Debbie Savage is the Lead Outreach Worker for Street Sex Work/Drugs and Crisis Intervention at the Safe Project in Birmingham.
Session 6: Practical safeguarding in homeless hostels
Paddy has worked within the homeless field for approximately 6 years:
Alix has worked with Homeless families for the last 10 years, first as a Family Support Worker working on the front line supporting the families (2002-2005) & then as the Family Support Service Manager from 2005 until present day. Although the manager’s role requires me to take more of a strategic role I am never far from the face to face work with the families & young people.
Session 7: Prevent strategy in Health
Chris Charlton is the Programme Director for Prevent at the Department of Health. He is also Head of Workforce and Training for NHS Contracting within the Policy, Strategy & Finance Directorate. Chris has led Workforce for the DH ISTC programme since 2003. Before arriving at the Department he spent 4 years consulting in performance & operations management across a number of NHS Acute Trusts within London. His previous background was in the commercial sector.