Research to Practice seminar: Child neglect

Date: Tuesday 9 May 2017

Time: 8.45am – 4.30pm

Location: Sydney Masonic Centre Goulburn Street Sydney

Cost: Free

Register:  By following this link

Neglect is a serious and pervasive form of maltreatment. It is chronic and persistent and causes life long harm to the children who experience it.

Children who experience neglect refer to themselves as the forgotten or invisible children. We need to see these children, we need to build a relationship with them to understand their lived experience and we need to work with their parents to create change and minimise the harm that neglect can cause.

The next FACS Research to Practice seminar Act with urgency: responding to neglect will present the most up to date research and practice approaches to help practitioners in their work with families were neglect is a feature. It is time to make the invisible child visible and intervene with a sense of urgency.

Presenters include:

  • Professor Leah Bromfield, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia
  • Emeritus Professor Jan Horwath, University of Sheffield, UK (via video)
  • Trisha Ladogna, Child Protection Services, NSW Department of Education
  • Professor Graham Vimpani, NSW Department of Health & University of Newcastle
  • Dr Debbie Scott, Monash University & Turning Point, Victoria
  • Dr Belinda newton, University of New South Wales

If you are unable to attend you can view the seminar via a live stream. Details will be provided closer to the date.

Register via this website. If you have any questions please contact Ellen Field, Office of the Senior Practitioner on 9716 2034.

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)