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Child protection has dominated headlines in recent months. From sexual exploitation to Savile, troubled families to ‘sexting’, the need has never been greater for those working in child protection to come together and explore the issues affecting the safety of all children.

How safe are our children? is the NSPCC’s flagship conference for everyone working in child protection. Delegates will gain exclusive access to high-profile speakers including Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson MP, and will hear about the most recent developments in policy and cutting-edge practice from across the UK.

The conference also sees the launch of a new NSPCC report which, for the first time, assesses how effective UK child protection is at protecting children from abuse and neglect. By examining a comprehensive list of key indicators, we reveal how safe the UK’s children really are. 

The conference is aimed at all those engaged in child protection across the UK. Delegates will include policy makers and researchers; health, education and welfare professionals; service providers and practitioners; and representatives from local government and the police. Speakers include:
•Edward Timpson MP, Children and Families Minister
•Commander Peter Spindler, Metropolitan Police
•Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Children’s Minister
•Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children’s Commissioner for England
•Tam Baillie, Children’s Commissioner for Scotland
•Hugh Connor, Chair of the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland
•Jonathan Corbett, Assistant Chief Inspector, Strategy, CSSIW, Welsh Assembly Government
•Dr Linda Papadopoulos, Psychologist
•Andrew Webb, incoming ADCS President.  



JFHC Live is the annual free-to-attend exhibition supported by the Journal of Family Health Care.

To watch, listen and learn from highlights of this year's event visit www.jfhc.co.uk/JFHC_Live_2013_33265.aspx

Chaired by Penny Hosie, editor of the Journal of Family Health Care, watching or listening to any of the seminars allow you to gain a wealth of CPD-accredited professional development.

Speakers included:

  • Dr Lisa Waddell - Lisa Waddell obtained a PhD in July 2002 as a childrens renal dietitian before moving into the community, where she now specialises in common nutritional problems of infancy such as colic and food allergy.
  • Margaret Cox -Margaret is Chief Executive of the National Eczema Society, a charity dedicated to supporting those living with eczema and those who care for them. Having had eczema since she was about 6 months old, she also has personal experience of the challenges faced by families struggling with this much underestimated condition.
  • Sandra Lawton - Sandra is Nurse Consultant Dermatology, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and Past Chair of BDNG (British Dermatological Nursing Group) 1998-2000.
  • Barbara Richardson-Todd - Barbara has been a school nurse since 1987 and is a JFHC Board Member. She has been active locally, nationally and internationally in promoting school nursing for the RCN, one of the founder members of SAPHNA, has worked with the DH on the CNO stakeholder group and enjoys writing.
  • Barbara Evans -Barbara Evans has 32 years’ experience as a nursery nurse and 18 as a CNN.  She is very proactive in terms of specialist projects within the under-5 age group.  Barbara is also a JFHC Board Member and was awarded the CPHVA Community Nursery Nurse of the Year Award 2012.
  • Alison Wall - Alison has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS, working mainly in the community as a midwife and a health visitor.  She currently works as a Child Protection Advisor in London, supporting healthcare workers delivering a child and family focused service.  She has a special interest in public health after gaining an MSc in Public Health in 2008.





JFHC Round Tables 

The Journal of Family Health Care hosted a round table debate looking at the rising levels of vitamin D deficiency in the UK. The following videos explore some of the points raised and issues discussed.

The debate centred on how to increase and raise awareness of the supplementation policy for under 5s. The roundtable took place amidst a wider debate on vitamin D, which included

the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies writing to all health professionals to remind them of the issue.

Several leading names took part in JFHC’s roundtable debate, including:


Robert Moy   Dr Robert Moy
Member of the Feeding for Life Foundation and lead author of MIND THE GAP: Are the current vitamin
Patricia Mucavale   Dr Patricia Mucavale
Research and Nutrition Senior Manager, Children’s Food Trust and School Food Trust
 Barbara Evans   Barbara Evans
Community Nursery Nurse, NHS Leicestershire and Rutland, JFHC Board Member
 Jacqui Lowdon   Jacqueline Lowdon
Chief Paediatric Dietitian, Manchester Children’s Hospital, Chair of BDA paediatric group January 2012
Euan Ross   Professor Euan Ross
Emeritus Professor of Community Paediatrics, King’s College, London, Board Member and Advisor of Child Studies Department, King’s College
Oliver Gillie   Dr Oliver Gillie
Director, Health Research Forum
 Alison Wall   Alison Wall
Member of the Feeding for Life Foundation, JFHC Board Member


The event was chaired by JFHC editor Penny Hosie.

Click here to read JFHC's write up of the event.

 A full transcript of the debate can be found here


You can give your views on the JFHC Round Table debate on vitamin D: @journalfhc on Twitter with #vitamind

To arrange your own Round Table on any major topic in family health care contact charlotte.baseley@pavpub.com