Unite-CPHVA conference 2017

The importance of investing in early intervention is just one of the main topics to be explored at the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference 2017.

In another session, the chair of the WHO centre for violence prevention will talk about the impact of adverse childhood experiences on health outcomes.

These are just two of the presentations that delegates can hear at the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference on 17 and 18 October in Cardiff.

John Carnochan OBE, who was Detective Chief Superintendent at Strathclyde Police, will talk about prevention and intervening early when problems occur.

He has been involved in two Scottish Government groups – the Early Years Collaborative and also the Public Health Review Group – and is currently working with education charity, The Tapestry Partnership.

John is assisting in the development of a programme to introduce a multi skilled approach to improving the life chances of children and young people with a focus on family engagement and outcomes based partnership working.

In the presentation about adverse childhood experiences, Professor Mark Bellis, who is director of the centre for public health at Liverpool John Moores University as well as the chair of the WHO centre for violence prevention, will explain how difficult experiences as a child can impact on health later in life.

In the keynote speech, delegates will hear from the shadow secretary of state for health, Jonathan Ashworth MP.

As well as engaging plenary sessions, there will be a range of masterclasses to choose from, including: new guidance on tackling child abuse and neglect; self-harm; and practical use of technology to engage clients.

For more information, go to the conference website.