This event is now over and took place on Tue 05 Jul 2016

Event Summary

This seminar is for organisations that deal with the young and the vulnerable and who wish to understand the latest thinking in this important area. The seminar will feature two charity experts who will share their personal experiences and insights, two BWB experts to share lessons learned from their work on the Goddard Enquiry and an introduction into the latest insurance industry thinking from a Director of CaSE Insurance.

The event will be followed by CaSE's 9th anniversary celebration on BWB's rooftop garden. We hope that everyone who attends the seminar will also come to the party to continue the discussion, to network and to help us celebrate CaSE’s continued success while enjoying the fabulous rooftop views over London.

Numbers are limited to just 45 delegates so please note that priority will be given to representatives of charities and social enterprises.


Val Floy - The Children’s Society’s Chief Operating Officer

Val leads the Children and Families Directorate and Business Development Directorate at The Children’s Society.
Over the last 2 years, the Children’s Society has been transitioning its direct work into a clear focus on working with 10-18 year olds who are at risk, through issues of abuse and neglect. Val has led a big change programme, focussing on quality and practice improvement to ensure that Safe Practice is at the heart of our services. This has required a culture shift, for an organisation that has run large contracts for early years services, alongside our Youth at Risk offer and an investment in Safeguarding has been part of this work.
Going forward the blend of direct practice with policy and campaigning is part of a the new focus on young people who have multiple issues, related to abuse and neglect. The drive to ensure income generation supports the strategic focus, building new partnerships and relationships to find innovative approaches and solutions to the issues faced by young people.

Emma Dowden-Teale - Senior Associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Emma advises on all aspects of regulatory and public law, both contentious and advisory, including in respect of equality duties and human rights. This includes advice to public bodies regarding their establishment, the exercise of their functions and the defence of judicial review proceedings, regulatory appeals and other public law claims; and, also, advice to and representation of private entities in relation to the exercise of public functions. She has previously been seconded to a number of public bodies to provide advice as in-house counsel as well as acting in public law litigation in a number of Commonwealth countries.

Claire Whittle - Associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Claire has experience in a wide range of public and regulatory work, including acting for and advising a range of clients as claimants, interested parties and interveners in relation to potential and actual judicial review proceedings. Claire is able to advise on a range of contentious and non-contentious public law and regulatory matters, including in relation to audit, procurement, health and social care, professional discipline and public inquiries. Claire has knowledge of data protection and freedom of information law. Claire is a qualified Solicitor Advocate and has appeared in the First Tier Tribunal on a number of occasions.

David Pearson - CQSW, DMS, Director of CCPAS, the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service

David was appointed secretary to CCPAS's predecessor charity in 1984 when it ran a small children's home, becoming the Company Secretary on incorporation in 1991. He later founded and developed CCPAS. David was CEO until July 2010 when he retired from that job, though not from CCPAS! For more than 20 years David and his wife, Pauline, have been running the 'Facing the Unthinkable' seminars on many weekends of the year. David has been involved in child protection for more than 40 years. He was a senior Social Services Manager in a London Borough and later court-appointed Children’s Guardian and independent child protection consultant. David's vision has been to develop CCPAS as an organisation that bridges statutory agencies, faith organisations and families.

Nick Rudnai - CaSE Insurance, the charity insurance business set up by BWB and NCVO.

Nick is a founder and director of CaSE, and deals day-to-day with our key clients providing underwriting and risk management advice. He has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, initially with Royal Insurance and subsequently within the Lloyd’s of London market - as a broker at Heath Lambert, Alexander Howden, Aon and Willis. Over the years, Nick has specialised in corporate, professional and financial risks.

Why choose this seminar?

If you are concerned by how your organisation measures up in terms of safeguarding best practice and risk management and you want to make sure you are on the front foot, or want to educate your team, this course will provide information from senior practitioners, best practice examples and takeaway documentation.

Who should attend?

Chairs, chief execs and senior managers who manage Safeguarding and want to understand more.


4pm: registration
4:30pm - 6:00pm: seminar

After the seminar, we invite you to the CaSE anniversary drinks party, which we hope you will be able to attend. It will be a great chance to share experiences with your fellow delegates and to chat informally with the speakers. You will be automatically registered for the party if you book a place on this seminar, so there is no need to register for this separately.


BWB's new offices at 10 Queen Street Place, EC4R 1BE

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