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Past OSCP Annual Conferences - information and resources

   1. OSCP Annual Conference January 2021 -The Key Principles of Children's Rights

“The pandemic has had a profound impact on all of us. However, the repercussions for children have extended into every single aspect of their lives, from their education, to their homes, their mental health, and much more. Every child matters; we want to see all our children thrive, develop and reach their potential; every child has rights, even during a pandemic.” CEO, Equality and Human Rights Commission, 2020

The virtual 2021 Annual Conference focused on Children's Rights and provided the opportunity to reflect on our own practice and that of our organisations.

We were delighted to welcome Professor Laura Lundy, Co-Director of the Centre for Children’s Rights and a Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast and co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Children’s Rights, as our keynote speaker. We were also joined by colleagues from a range of organisations working in Cornwall sharing examples of promotion of the rights of children in their work with children and families locally.

The powerpoint presentation is available through this link OSCP Annual Conference- The Key Principles of Children's Rights

Videos of the presentations can be viewed here:

What Children's Rights are and are not:

Tackling Health Inequalities:

The Role of Housing Associations in Championing Children's Rights:

   2. GP Safeguarding Conference October 2020

This conference was aimed primarily for GP safeguarding leads. It provided a mix of topics including practice administration issues, child protection referrals, domestic abuse and some adult safeguarding training relevant to GPs. 

Further GP Practice Safeguarding Lead resources can be found by following this link.

For GP Useful links 

For GP Safeguarding advice, please contact the Named GP for Safeguarding Children:

     Dr Mark McCartney, General Practitioner

     Tel : 07557 641423

     email: mark.mccartney@nhs.net   

   3. Child Sexual Abuse in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly- Developing a Multi Agency Approach September 2018

On 24 September 2018 Our Safeguarding Children Partnership launched the Child Sexual Abuse Strategy at this multi agency conference for consultation and feedback.

A wide range of organisations attended for an interesting day with inspiring speakers:  Dr Debbie Allnock, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire and co-author of No-One Noticed, No-one Heard (NSPCC, 2013) as our keynote speaker;  David Poole from the Truth Project; Josette Lawrance on recognising perpetrator behaviour and Suzzan Blac, artist and survivor of childhood abuse.

View or download the conference pack

Keynote speaker: Dr Debra Allnock ‘Understanding the complex ways in which children communicate CSA: Why we should not rely on verbal, direct disclosures’

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