Trauma Informed Practice – Transitions, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s); Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM), Poverty, Health Inequalities

Thursday 24th June 2021

Live Sessions

PAFRAS – Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Aim of Session: PAFRAS is a small grassroots organisation who work with asylum seekers and the wider community to counter the effects of enforced destitution on vulnerable migrants and to increase access to justice. The session will include an introduction to PAFRAS, Why people flee from their country of origin…their home, Refugee Convention and terminology, Journeys to the UK (routes taken, experiences, missing children, criminal exploitation), Overview of asylum process in the UK, Vulnerabilities, exploitation and trauma.

Time: 09.30am – 12.30pm

Length of Session: 3 hours

How to Book/Access the Session: Please join this Zoom Meeting (Password: 1312)


Aim of Session: Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in paediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. “THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS”. Watch the film followed by an opportunity to discuss and share your thoughts about ACE’s and how they might affect the children and families you are working with. Delivered by Early Years and Childcare Team, CMBC.

Time: 10.00am to 12.00 noon

Length of Session: 2 Hours

How to Book/Access the session: This session is open to anyone who works with or has a particular interest in children from birth to 11 years. This is an ideal opportunity to see the film and share your thoughts with others. Please email  to book a place. Deadline for booking places is Monday 14th June 2021. Meeting will be held via Zoom, a link will be emailed out prior to the session.

Calderdale Hoarding Panel

Aim of Session: To raise awareness about Calderdale Hoarding Panel, and how it can support practitioners who are working with adults who hoard in Calderdale.

Time of session: 10am – 10.30am

Length of Session: 30 minutes

How to Book/Access the Session: Please prebook by emailing (Please email with Subject Line: Hoarding Panel Presentation – Thursday 24th June – Request for Booking)

Burnt Bridges – A thematic review into the deaths of 5 men in Calderdale living street-based lives

Aim of Session: This session will provide an overview of the themes and learning from the recent thematic review into the deaths of 5 men who lived street-based lives in Calderdale.

Time: 11.00am- 11.30am

Length of Time: 30 minutes

How to Book/Access the session: Please join this MS Teams Meeting

The MEAM Approach (Making Every Adult Matter)

Aim of Session: A session exploring partnerships, co-production and Trauma Informed Systems to tackle multiple disadvantage.

Time of session: 11.00am – 12.00 noon

Length of Session: 1 hour

How to Book/Access the Session: Please join this Zoom Meeting (Password: 633491)

Developmental Trauma

Aim of Session: To understand the impact of trauma on child development.

Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Length of Session: 1 hour and 30 minutes

How to Book/Access the Session: Please join this Zoom Meeting (Password: 546603)

Multi Agency Reflective Practice – Case Study

Aim of Session: Together Housing would like to take the opportunity during safeguarding week to share some key learning points from a recent case study highlighted within our organisation. The case study refers to an adult, who was experiencing health issues, struggling with mental health and where hoarding was identified within the home. A multi-agency approach was taken within the case, including involvement from partner agencies in Adult Social Care and Health as well as THA’s inhouse Sustainable Neighbourhood Team and Supported Housing Team. The case study highlights some of the challenges we faced as a housing provider in dealing with a complex case and our efforts to overcome barriers to achieve a successful multi agency approach and positive outcomes for our customer. Mainly, what we as an organisation have taken away from the case study is that whether we are dealing with safeguarding or complex cases where individuals or families are impacted by multiple and complex needs, we achieve much better outcomes and oversight of the issues faced when agencies come together.

Time: 12.30pm – 1.45pm

Length of Session: 1 hour and 15 minutes

How to Book/Access the Session: Please send an expression of interest to if you intend to join the event.

You can also join the MS Teams Meeting here.

Adolescents and Court of Protection

Aim of Session:

Please access the following webinars before attending this session:

Other Useful Resources:

This session by Adult Services and Well-being will follow up on the above webinars and enable a question and discussion session regarding the issue of adolescents and the Court of Protection.

Time of session: 12.30 – 2.30 pm

Length of Session: 2 hours

How to Book/Access the Session: Please join this MS Team Meeting

Relationship-Based Practice in Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk

Aim of Session: Locala Safeguarding Team will highlight and explore the role of relationship-based practice in safeguarding Children and Adults at risk. To consider how as practitioners we can maintain a compassionate flow to self and consequently to others- the use of restorative and resilience-based supervision approaches.

Time of session: 1pm – 1.30pm

Length of Session: 30 minutes

How to Book/Access the Session: Please join this Zoom Meeting (ID: 921 8608 5990 Password: TaE2k0)

Neurodiversity and Health Inequalities

Aim of Session: Find out why neurodiverse people experience health inequalities and how these could be prevented. A session exploring practical steps to support neurodiverse people of all ages. With the Calderdale branch of the National Autistic Society (Calderdale NAS) and the Society for Neurodiversity (S4ND).

Time of session: 1.00pm– 2.00pm

Length of Session: 1 hour

How to Book/Access the Session: Please prebook by emailing by 23rd June 2021.

Youth Produced Sexual Imagery – Practitioners Guidance

Aim of Session: Practical guidance aimed at safeguarding practitioners in the education and care sector who may need to deal with reports of such concerns

Time of session: 14.00 – 16.00

Length of Session: 2 hours

How to Book/Access the Session: Please prebook through the Calderdale Safeguarding Training LMS Enable. A Zoom link will be sent out to the email addresses of all participants who book onto this session.

Emotional Re-fuelling

Aim of Session: This session is being delivered by The Family Nurse Partnership to support practitioners to be able to facilitate a discussion as to what Emotional Re-fuelling is and how to achieve this.

Time of session: 15:30 – 16:30

Date/Day of session: 24th June

Length of Session: 1 hour

How to Book/Access the Training: Please join this MS Team Meeting

Dr Mine Conkbayir – Achieving Trauma-informed Practice. One Practitioner at a Time

Aim of Session: Dr Mine Conkbayir is an award-winning author, trainer and researcher. She is the winner of the Nursery Management Today (NMT) Top 5 Most Inspirational People in Childcare Award. Mine is passionate about bridging the knowledge gap between neuroscience and Early Years. She has designed the new Cache Neuroscience in Early Years qualifications and accompanying textbooks as part of this endeavour. She is the founder of the award-winning Cache Endorsed Learning Programme, Applying Neuroscience to Early Intervention and the two times award-winning online training programme, Self-regulation in Early Years. She is also the designer of the two times award-winning free self-regulation app, the Keep Your Cool Toolbox.

Mine is a frequent public speaker, speaking at the Ofsted Big Conversation, delivering training on behalf of local authorities and fostering organisations as well as various Early Years providers. Mine has also hosted three sell-out talks with Funzing on the subject of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the long-term impact of trauma.

In this session, Mine will take you on an introductory journey of trauma-informed practice and why this is important to achieve, particularly as we emerge from Covid. You will also explore the meaning of self-regulation, how and when it develops and your role as co-regulators in nurturing its development.

The inextricable link between practitioners’ mental health and their ability to co-regulate children’s emotions and behaviour will also be discussed, with emphasis on the fundamental importance of co-regulation in nurturing babies’ and children’s self-regulation.

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Length of Session: 2 Hours

How to Book/Access the session: Priority will be given to Early Years practitioners and booking will be open to those only until Tuesday 1st June 2021. After this date any remaining places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please email to book a place. Deadline for booking places is Monday 14th June 2021. Meeting will be held via Zoom, a link will be emailed out prior to the session.



This Keynote speech by Brid Featherstone (University of Huddersfield) at Leeds SCP conference talks about Poverty, Child Abuse and Neglect: Interrogating a ‘neglected’ relationship. (Approximately 1 hour).

This video explores the impact of Covid-19 on Poverty and Inequalities in Calderdale. (Approximately 24 minutes).


This short, informative video highlights how childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime and explains the importance of identifying and addressing ACE’s to promote long-term physical and mental health. (Approximately 16 minutes).

This short animation has been developed to raise awareness of ACEs, their potential to damage health across the life course and the roles that different agencies can play in preventing ACEs and supporting those affected by them. (Approximately 6 minutes).

This presentation by Catherine Knibbs, was produced for Wakefield Safeguarding Week 2020. It discusses ‘Childhood Trauma: Repl’ACE’ing the context’. (Approximately 1 hour).

Noah’s Ark have produced the following video resources:

Working with Adults with Multiple Needs

This video is about ‘Sara’s story’ (Real Safeguarding Stories). Sara is a heroin addict and facing a partial leg amputation – Can the relevant agencies successfully work with Sara before she becomes “lost in the system”? (Approximately 6 minutes and 30 seconds).


Calderdale Young Advisors conducted an online survey with students about their school transition experience. This presentation explores their findings and their recommendations to improve transition process for future students. (Approximately 11 minutes).

‘The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain’ TED Talk by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains how typically “teenage” behaviour is caused by the growing and developing brain. (Approximately 14 minutes).

Asylum Seekers, Migration and Exploitation

Please note: the following videos will be shown during the PAFRAS live event, so if you are planning on attending this session do not view these beforehand.

This animated film ‘Secret Gardeners’ by ECPAT UK, aims to tackling the growing issue of Vietnamese children being trafficked to the UK for cannabis cultivation. (Approximately 4 minutes).

This animated film ‘Why Do Refugees only want to come to the UK?’ highlights the small percentage of refugees who actually enter the UK. (Approximately 2 minutes).

‘You’ll Die at Sea’ film explores the true story of Sudanese poet, Abdel Wahab Latinos who chronicled his fears about leaving home and embarking on a treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea in search of a better life. Then he disappeared. (Approximately 6 minutes).

Panorama: Britain’s Immigration Secrets (2017) covert footage, recorded by a detainee custody officer, reveals widespread self-harm and attempted suicides in a centre where drugs, particularly the synthetic cannabis substitute spice, are rife. Many officers do their best to control the chaos, but some are recorded mocking, abusing and even assaulting detainees. (Approximately 1 hour).

This powerful short film called ‘The Destitution Trap features destitute refused asylum seekers talking about the devastating impact destitution has had on their lives, and their fears of returning home. (Approximately 4 minutes and 30 seconds). For more info about what you can do to help go to

This film ‘Migration Yorkshire: Reborn is about Robel, 16, from Eritrea who describes and reflects on the final leg of his 3 year journey to safety. Robel feels reborn into this new, hope filled world. (Approximately 4 minutes).

Useful Links and Resources


Young Minds Infographic explains what ACE’s are, the prevalence and what helps to prevent and overcome adversity. Their comprehensive guide to addressing adversity shows examples from practice of how to prioritise adversity and trauma-informed care for children and young people in England.

West Yorkshire Police Serious Sexual Assaults webpage provides information on consent in the form of posters, a ‘cup of tea’ analogy video, and contact details of who to report concerns to.


Calderdale Council’s Anti-Poverty webpage provides information about tackling poverty in Calderdale.


Mind the Gap: Transitional safeguarding – adolescence to adulthood Strategic Briefing focuses on the challenges for children’s and adults’ workforce relating to sexual exploitation, gangs and violent crime, including domestic violence and abuse, modern slavery and trafficking.

SCIE’s ‘The Care Act: Transition from childhood to adulthood’ webpage offers resources to help local authority staff, social workers, young people and carers to plan for the transition to adult care services.

NICE Guidance on transitions from children to adults’ services for young people using health or social care services is aimed at a variety of practitioners and services, and includes recommendations on:

  • overarching principles for good transition
  • planning transition
  • support before and after transfer
  • the supporting infrastructure for transition

NICE ‘Transition from children’s to adults’ services: Quality standards’ covers the period before, during and after a young person moves from children’s to adults’ services in all settings where transitions from children’s to adults’ health or social care services take place. It covers all young people (aged up to 25).

MENCAP offer advice and support for Young People with Learning Disabilities transitioning into adult services.

Together for Short lives’ ‘Transition to Adult Services factsheet offers advice for parents and carers of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions who are living into adulthood, often with complex and unpredictable health needs.


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