4th Annual International Safeguarding Children Conference
17th May 2018 –
Our 4th International Safeguarding Children Conference is to be held in Kingston, Jamaica. This conference will commence during Child Month, which is observed in May.
This two-day conference which has been endorsed by the Jamaica High Commission in the UK, themed Let’s Build The Legacy…. Your Legacy is Every Life You Touch is for Professionals, Agencies, Organisations and Individuals working with and on behalf of children and families.
We continue to lift the quality and legacy of the conference with each staging. We listen to our stakeholders and implement their recommendations to ensure that what we are presenting is meaningful and tangible for the audiences we target.
The formal opening ceremony will take place on Thursday May 17th with presentations from the organisers and partners including Government Ministers, experts and local and international agencies involved in child protection, such as the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA formerly the Child Development Agency and Office of the Children’s Registry), Centre For Investigation Of Sexual Offences & Child Abuse (CISOCA), Hear the Children’s Cry, The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA), The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Access to Information Unit Office of the Prime Minister, The Tameka Hill Foundation, Youth Organisation Undertaking National Growth (Y.O.U.N.G) and World Federation for Mental Health.
Each speaker will bring his or her own unique experience that will enrich the conference and be of great value to the attendees as well as to the children and families whose lives we are seeking to positively impact.
The conference is one of several activities being hosted by the OSFC during Child Month to raise awareness, engage child protection practitioners and share best practices from the UK, USA and the Caribbean. New initiatives are to be introduced for this year’s conference such as our social work training and development services and partnership with the Yohan Blake YB Afraid Foundation.
In addition, the ‘Every Child Matters in the Caribbean Projects’ in aid of our four sponsor schools of Cockburn Gardens Primary and Junior High School, God’s Garden Kindergarten, Harbour View Primary School, and Exchange All Age Primary School where we aim to improve the lives of pupils and teachers.
It does not stop there we will also be hosting the ‘Rock For a Cause’ Fundraising Showcase on 19th May 2018, with the proceeds from that night being donated to The Every Child Matters in the Caribbean Projects and in aid of Medical Equipment for the Child & Adolescent Unit, St Ann Health Department
Join us and other specialists in children’s welfare and youth services in attendance at this conference and the events to be held in Jamaica 2018. We will discuss and address mutual challenges, share information, experiences and knowledge.
Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May 2018, Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston
Inclusive of Refreshment Breaks, Lunch, and Conference Materials with Speakers, Workshops, and Exhibitions.
One Step Forward Consultancy
Organiser of International Safeguarding Children Conference 2018
This organisation focuses primarily on the safeguarding and child protection issues relating to children and families. This involves providing Social Work Assessments, Preparation of Court Reports for Care Proceedings and undertaking complex Child Protection Investigations with Immigration Services to clients both in the UK and the Caribbean.
OSFC has from its onset been involved in the completion of social work training and the initiative of placements in the Caribbean to enable workers meet the required standards, to progress within the field of social care through each level of practice and professional development to international standards.
The International Safeguarding Children Conference will engage attendees and participants
- to gain first-hand knowledge of the safeguarding issues experienced by Jamaican care professionals
- to translate safeguarding theory into practical application
- to volunteer time, advice and knowledge with other care professionals at the conference and workshops
- to develop a greater understanding of the impact and experiences of children and young people being returned to the Caribbean from the UK, USA and Canada
- to gain an insight into the political safeguarding agenda, its successes, long-term strategies and vision
It is the view that OSFC Children and Families should have:-
Opportunities for Life,
Safeguarded as Children,
Families working together
Childhood filled with a positive future.
We plan to host our International Safeguarding Children’s Conference in May 2018 to further raise awareness of the need of safeguarding in the Caribbean.
The Conference is to take place over two days in Kingston, Jamaica, which will be achieved through five topics Safeguarding, Health, Education, Training and Development. In addition, on the 19th May 2018, our Rock for a Cause- Lovers Rock Showcase.
Partnership and/or Sponsorship
OSFC is excited to continue to partner, engage and foster new relationships with individuals, key organizations and educational establishments that seek and desire to empower young people and professionals through cultural exchange, social and economic education by travelling abroad.
Participants will build sustainable life-long relationships, develop a greater understanding of safeguarding issues faced in the Caribbean, as they are empowered to be ‘the person that could change a child’s life’.
I ask that you consider joining us in attendance at this conference and/or as a sponsor of this initiative.
For your organisation, it will be the opportunity to forge links with an organisation that recognises the value of cross-cultural processes and practices within the context of Safeguarding and in the provision of volunteer placements for students and professionals within Jamaica.
The main incentive of our partnering sponsors is direct awareness and exposure to a target group of distinguished clientele. Branding is to include:
- Logos and info on our event fliers and invitations
- Logos and social media links and images on email marketing and various ad campaigns with our media partners.
- Signage within the venue
FLIGHT, CONFERENCE, AND CONCERT PACKAGES
Special Flight Packages are available of 7 Nights
Package 1: - Conference and Concert @ £1,200 pp for 2 persons sharing and £1,170 pp for 3 persons sharing
Package 2: - Concert – ONLY - with VIP Ticket to the Lovers Rock Showcase @ £1,150 pp for 2 persons sharing and £1,120 pp for 3 persons sharing
Package 3: - Concert – ONLY - Standard @ £1,100pp for 2 persons sharing and £1,070 pp for 3 persons sharing
Flights, Transfers, Accommodation at the RIU All-inclusive Hotel - Ocho Rios!
*Deposit to Reserve Your Seat £100 (Non- Refundable) Options of Instalment Payments
Available by BritJam Global
*Excursions *Culture Tours *Themed Events *Social Activities
For more information
07480847925 or 07440617519
We leave the UK for Jamaica from Gatwick Airport onto Sangster Airport, Jamaica and Transfer to the RIU or Villa
Wednesday, 16th May 2018
Virgin Atlantic London Gatwick to Montego Bay.
Departure: Wed, 16th May at 12:40. North Terminal
Arrives: Wed, 16th May at 16:15. (non-stop).
Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
Virgin Atlantic Flight from Montego Bay to London Gatwick
Departure: Wed, 23rd May at 18:45.
Arrives: Fri, 24th May at 09:45. North Terminal
DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS
Cost £60.00 for Private Individuals and NGO’s
Cost £85.00 for Agencies, Services, and Organizations
The deadline for exhibitor’s participation for our advertising and promotion for ISCC 2018 to be successful will be 28th February 2018.
For further information, contact
Mobile: +44 (0)7960368048 (UK) or +44(0)7480847925 (UK)
Mobile: + (1876) 541-4235 (JA)
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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (THIS APPLIES UNTIL SUNDAY 25th MARCH 2018)