West Yorkshire Housing & Safeguarding Exchange Conference

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.

Programme

9.30am
Registration & Refreshments

10:00am
Opening Speech | Assistant Chief Constable Hankinson (Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods & Safeguarding) will be opening the event along with the Police & Crime Commissioner

10:20am
Working Together Agenda | Zohrah Zancudi - Director of Public Services, Calderdale MBC

10:40am
The Role of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service in Safeguarding | Chris Kirby - Area Manager, Service Delivery

11:00am
Coffee Break

11:20am
Professional Curiosity - What are the Safeguarding concerns in our neighbourhoods and how do we report them? | Superintendent Darren Minton - Safeguarding Lead, West Yorkshire Police

11:40am
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

12:10pm
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

1:00pm
Lunch & Networking

2:00pm
Q&A Panel with key figures in the sector

2:45pm
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

3:30pm
Coffee Break

3:50pm
Partnership Working in Housing & 'Next Steps' | Darren Burton - Head of Housing Consultancy Service, Forbes Solicitors

4:10pm
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.