West Yorkshire Housing & Safeguarding Exchange Conference

Together we are Forbes

Thursday 12 July 2018, Cedar Court Hotel - Huddersfield/Halifax, Lindley Moor Road, Ainley Top, HD3 3RH

Forbes Solicitors and West Yorkshire Police are hosting a 'Housing and Safeguarding Exchange Conference' on Thursday 12th July which will focus on how to develop practical front-line partnership working between Housing, Police, Fire Service and Social Care professionals throughout the region. This will include understanding each other's roles, making safeguarding referrals and identifying opportunities for collaborative, multi-agency solutions.

The importance of partnership working is regularly talked about in the Social Housing sector but how do we ensure that effective processes are in place to resolve cases and keep vulnerable victims safe in our communities.


Registration & Refreshments

Opening Speech | Assistant Chief Constable Hankinson (Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods & Safeguarding) will be opening the event along with the Police & Crime Commissioner

Working Together Agenda | Zohrah Zancudi - Director of Public Services, Calderdale MBC

The Role of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service in Safeguarding | Chris Kirby - Area Manager, Service Delivery

Coffee Break

Professional Curiosity - What are the Safeguarding concerns in our neighbourhoods and how do we report them? | Superintendent Darren Minton - Safeguarding Lead, West Yorkshire Police

Breakout Sessions - option to attend one of the below

  • A: Identifying and reporting Child Sexual Exploitation in Your Neighbourhoods | Kella Bowers - Partner & Head of Social Work & Abuse, Forbes Solicitors
  • B: Mental Health-related Safeguarding Incidents in the local community | Inspector Esther Hobbs
  • C: Children's Safeguarding Referrals - A Children's Safeguarding Lead from a West Yorkshire Local Authority

Community Intelligence - This session will include the mapping of Safeguarding, Anti-Social Behaviour and crime-related incidents in Social Housing neighbourhoods | Dave Parkin - Community Intelligence Manager, West Yorkshire Police

Lunch & Networking

Q&A Panel with key figures in the sector

Breakout Sessions - option to attend one of the below

  • D: Working with Registered Housing Providers to Tackle Safeguarding in Our Communities | Karina Gonzalez & Donna Wagner West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service - Prevention Team
  • E: The New Neighbourhood Policing Model for West Yorkshire | Chief Inspector Katie Teale
  • F: Data Protection & Sharing Information Between Agencies | Daniel Milnes, Partner - Forbes Solicitors

Coffee Break

Partnership Working in Housing & 'Next Steps' | Darren Burton - Head of Housing Consultancy Service, Forbes Solicitors

Closing Speech | Holly Lynch MP - Halifax

The cost of the conference is £80 plus VAT. If you book three places, you will receive a fourth place free. To book your place, please click here and complete the online registration form.