BSCB Annual Conference, June 2019

Safeguarding Disabled Children, March 2019

Online Safety Conference, January 2019

BSCB Annual Conference, May 2018

Safer Internet Day, February 2018

Perpetrators in Positions of Trust, January 2018

BSCB Annual Conference 2019 - “Child Sexual Abuse within Families: improving our response, and working towards prevention"

Thursday 6th June 2019 @ MShed, Bristol


Child Sexual Abuse, Moving Towards Prevention - Professor Kieran McCartan

Assessing risk when adults view indecent images but there is no disclosure of abuse within the family - National Probation Service

The Child House Model ‘A Child Focused Approach to Responding to Disclosures of Abuse’- Liz Hall

Sibling placements when young people have sexually harmed in the family - BeSafe

Supporting families when young people are not ready for therapy

Questions and Answers from Sessions

Delegate questions and responses from our speakers 

Further Q&As from National Probation Service


Past Conferences

Safeguarding Disabled Children Conference, March 2019

Bristol and South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Boards held a joint conference on Tuesday 19th March 2019.

The day included a keynote speech by Juliette Francis from In-Trac Training and Consultancy about learning from Serious Case Reviews involving disabled children, the voices of children and young people, parents and carers and a variety of workshops including Makaton Safeguarding, Signs of Safety and Online Safety. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences, January 2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are stressful events or experiences that occur in childhood. Studies have found that as the number of ACEs increased in the population studied, so did the risk of experiencing a range of health conditions in adulthood.

Bristol is an ACE aware city and held a conference on ACEs in January 2019. Presentations can be viewed here:

Adverse Childhood Experiences - Public Health

An ACE Aware Bristol - Bristol City Council

Responding to ACE Research - Warren Larkin Associates


Resilience is a film about ACEs that can be screened in schools and other professional environments. For a copy of the film please contact us.


Online Safety Conference, January 2019

The BSCB E Safety Conference was held on 23rd January 2019 and hosted speakers from The Breck Foundation, Unique Voice, and the BSCB Shadow Board of young people.

Resources from the conference are available below:

SetUpSafe Checklist

Keeping Under 5's Safe

Smart Rules Poster

SWGFL digital literacy EYFS and Yr1

Think u know under 5's info

EYFS resources

Book List

Sexting workshop

Bristol Jan 19 Cyberbullying 

Presentation - parental engagement

BSCB Annual Conference 2018

Bristol Safeguarding Children Boards Annual Conference was titled "Violence within Families: What can Bristol do to break the cycle of abuse?" and took place on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at M Shed, Bristol. You can find the relevant materials and resources below.

Conference Presentations

Powerpoint presentations from all key speakers at the 2018 Annual BSCB conference

Working effectively with Fathers

Guidance from key note speaker Dr Gavin Swann regarding advice and support to engage Fathers in assessments and interventions

Breaking Down Barriers: Working effectively with Fathers in Social Care

A copy of the doctorate thesis from Dr Gavin Swann. During his presentation he recommended Chapters 2 & 10 as further reading for delegates.

ACE's Questionnaire

This document provides details of the 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences highlighted in the film "Resilience".

Safer Internet Day, February 2018

With Safer Internet Day 2018 (6th February) on the horizon and plans in place to talk to children locally and Nationally about their online safety, Bristol wanted to support education providers across the city by holding an Online Safety Conference.

On Weds 24th Jan these plans came to fruition and 160+ delegates from local, regional and national education provision attended an information packed day held at Bristol Grammar School’s 1532 events facility. The theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is Create, Connect and Share Respect: A Safer Internet Starts with You with the conference theme being Understanding the Importance of Healthy Relationships and Keeping Children Safe Online.

Chaired by Steve Spurrell from the E-Safety Working group (part of the local Bristol Safeguarding Children Board), with a key note speech from Cllr Anna Keen Cabinet Member for Education and Skills in Bristol. The day also included presentations from experts in the field of online safety on the subjects of: Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Online Grooming presented by Andri Nicolaou from Avon and Somerset Police; Engaging with Parents, Privacy, Content and Technology presented by Alan Earl from South West Grid for Learning; and Online Bullying presented by Henry Chan and Lesley O’Hagan from Bristol City Council.

As well as these informative sessions, there was an opportunity to hear from children and young people with the performance of poetry, first hand testimony of living in a world of relationships though social media and participation in a Q&A panel. This gave the attendees invaluable advice and insight on the issues from a child’s perspective.

Funded by the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB), the multi-agency partnership that hold the responsibility to improve safeguarding and child protection practice across the city, the event highlighted Bristol’s commitment to supporting professionals dealing with online safeguarding and protection issues on a daily basis.

For further information, lesson plans and how to get involved in Safer Internet day 2018 go to

The presentations from the conference can be found here, and videos played can be seen below:

Kayleigh’s Love Story - is a film about aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywon

My New Friend - The Grooming and Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men

Childline – Building Confidence after Online Bullying

Perpetrators in Positions of Trust, January 2018

In January 2018 the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board and Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board held a joint conference titled "Perpetrators in Positions of Trust". You can find the relevant materials and resources below.

Presentations from all key speakers at the conference:

Conference Presentations

Conference Workshops:

Interviewing suspects (or staff members) when an allegation has been made

Creating a safer organisational culture

Assessing and managing risk - what to consider when deciding whether staff need to be suspended following an allegation

Organisational Abuse – learning from Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust enquiry

Practical steps for practitioners – understanding more about perpetrator behaviour and disrupting it

Our Partners:

Bristol City Council
Avon & Somerset Police