Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference

Speakers

The CPHVA Conference Planning Committee are currently developing the agenda for the 2019 Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference.

Should you wish to put forward ideas for the agenda or be interested in speaking, you can email enquiries@cphvaconference.co.uk.

Speakers will be updated as the programme is confirmed so please keep checking back for updates.

Amadi
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, London & Eastern and Strategy, Policy & Equalities
Organisation: Unite Health
Attias
Job title: Deputy Editor
Publication: Community Practitioner
Barlow (DPhil, FFPH Hon)
Job title: Professor of Evidence Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation
Organisation: Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

Jane Barlow (DPhil, FFPH Hon) is Professor of Evidence Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. Jane’s main research interest is the role of early parenting in the aetiology of mental health problems, and the evaluation of interventions aimed at improving parenting practices during pregnancy and the postnatal period. She also undertakes research to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions aimed at preventing child abuse. She is currently President of AIMH UK, Affiliate Council Representative for WAIMH, an Associate Editor for the Infant Mental Health Journal, and was a member of PreVAiL (Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan).

Beach
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, Regulation, East and West Midlands
Organisation: Unite Health

During a 32-year career in the NHS, Jane worked in locations throughout the UK as a nurse and midwife. She subsequently qualified as a health visitor, a role she enjoyed for over 16 years working in Birmingham. Participation in a research project concerned with using the Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale in practice motivated Jane to undertake a degree in health sciences. Her positive experience of academia encouraged her to continue onto to obtain a Master’s in Public Health, cementing her passion for public health. She moved into smoking cessation, progressing to leadership of the service before securing a role within a PCT public health team, where she was a nurse consultant within the health improvement team.

Jane decided to leave the NHS when PCTs were dissolved. She secured a role at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as the health visiting adviser and developed a keen interest in healthcare regulation. In October 2012, Jane joined the Unite Health Sector as the lead professional officer for regulation, a role that enables her to maintain close links with her professional roots. Jane’s work in regulation has included the review of the NMC Code, revalidation and changes to fitness to practise. Healthcare regulation is constantly changing and Jane is kept busy ensuring Unite members are kept up to date with developments and are supported to practice safely and effectively.

In her spare time, Jane is a keen walker and sings in a Rock Choir.

Begum
Job title: School Nurse/Public Health Advisor
Organisation: London Borough of Newham 0-19 Children's Health Service

Afsana Begum has been paediatric nurse by background for 5 years and has also recently joined London borough of Newham as a public health advisor, she has a keen interest in health promotion and to help and support improve the health outcomes of CYP in Newham.

Carter
Job title: Specialist Community Pubic Health Nurse - Health Visitor and Unite Representative

Hayley qualified in 2006 through the University of Nottingham as an Adult Registered Nurse and worked in acute hospital settings including medical admissions, coronary care and intensive care units. Following her initial desire on entering the nursing profession to work with children and families Hayley successfully completed a specialist community public health nurse degree qualifying as a Health  visitor in 2010. Hayley has worked since this time across the varied and diverse communities of Lincolnshire. She is passionate about high quality standards and increasing the positive reputation and value of the health visiting service. Imparting her knowledge and skill with students and colleagues is something Hayley enjoys. When she isn’t in work Hayley is busy chasing her toddler around and if she ever does find the time loves to take part in running and fitness activities.

Coghill CBE, FRCN, Fellow KCL (Hon)
Job title: Director - WRES Implementation Team
Organisation: NHS England

Yvonne commenced nurse training at Central Middlesex Hospital in 1977, qualified as a general nurse in 1980 and then went on to qualify in mental health nursing and health visiting. In 1986 she secured her first NHS management job and has since held a number of operational and strategic leadership posts.

 

Yvonne is currently the Director – WRES Implementation in NHS England, she is a member of the equality and diversity council at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the United States where she helped develop their inclusion strategy. Yvonne has delivered lectures on inclusion and diversity at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She continues to work closely with world expert on health and race Professor D. Williams, of Harvard University School of Public Health.

 

In 2012 Yvonne was appointed a Magistrate to the North London bench. She has been voted by colleagues in the NHS as one of the top 50 most inspirational women, one of the top 50 most inspirational nurse leaders and one of the top 50 BME pioneers and in December 2017 she was included in the HSJ top 100 influential leaders list. Yvonne was awarded an OBE for services to healthcare in 2010 and was appointed to the position of Director for WRES implementation in June 2015. This year Yvonne has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing, a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list, an honorary fellowship from Kings College University, honorary doctorates from The Middlesex and Buckinghamshire Universities, voted one of the top 70 most inspirational nurses in the NHS over the last 70 years and has become the Deputy President of the RCN.

Cotton
Job title: Writer and educator

Dr Elizabeth Cotton is a writer and educator working in the field of mental health at work. Her background is in workers’ education and international development as head of education for IndustriALL, one of the largest trade unions in the world. She is a Reader at the University of Hertfordshire and Editor-in-Chief of an ABS4 journal Work, Employment & Society looking at the sociology of work. She blogs as www.survivingwork.org and set up www.survivingworkinhealth.org a free resource in partnership with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. In 2017 she published the largest national survey about working conditions in mental health www.thefutureoftherapy.org. She is a founding member of Action for Care-worker Wellbeing, a network established to campaign for better working conditions across health and social care. Her book  Surviving Work in Healthcare: Helpful stuff for people on the frontline (Gower, 2017) was nominated for the Chartered Management Institute’s practitioner book of the year.

Crouch MBE
Job title: Sexual Health Lead for the School Nurse Team
Organisation: Virgin Care

Viv has worked for the NHS since 1960!  She is still working as a school nurse, a young people’s sexual health worker as well as managing the “Clinic in a Box” service in Bath and North East Somerset.

For five years she sat on the original Independent Advisory Group to the Cabinet Office on Teenage Pregnancy and about 11 years ago Viv was awarded the MBE for her work with young people’s Sexual Health.

She works closely with other colleagues, attempting to develop new innovative ways to help young people make responsible choices about their sexual health.

Dawe
Job title: Specialist School Nurse (SCPHN)
Organisation: Children and Family Health Surrey

Natasha works as a Specialist Practitioner – School Nurse, for Children and Family Health Surrey. Natasha qualified as a staff nurse in 2013 and has always been interested in Public Health, qualifying as a Specialist Community Public Health in February 2016. Natasha was awarded the Rising Star Award from her organisation in 2017 and is committed to developing innovative ways to deliver health promotion messages which include a child focused resource, Inspector Ted to be used in Enuresis clinic which she presented at the Eric Conference in Birmingham in 2018 and the International School Nurse conference in Sweden in 2019.

De
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Organisation: Cardiff University

Diana’s clinical background was predominantly in critical care. She has since worked in higher education and has done so for the last sixteen years. Diana is now a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University and is a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. She has been a Quality Assurance Reviewer for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and continues to be an active advocate for promoting STEM subjects to BAME women and girls. During this period, changes in population demographics and strategic developments within the University sector have given rise to the need for Diana’s diversity leadership. Her specific teaching and learning subjects include enhancing inclusivity and culturally safer care. Over the years, Diana has developed pedagogy to support international students, raised the profile of haemoglobinopathies and more recently managed to embed safeguarding around FGM, honour based violence and modern day slavery across all the nursing pathways.

Deave
Job title: Associate Professor for Family & Child Health
Organisation: Centre for Academic Child Health, University of the West of England, Bristol

Toity has a clinical background in health visiting and community development and is a Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting. Her interests are, primarily, from a public health and preventive perspective with a strong emphasis on evaluation. Toity’s principal research interests lie in the field of child injury prevention and early childhood health and development, perinatal parental well-being, with a particular interest in fathers. Much of her current work reflects these interests both in the UK and internationally. Previously, she has been involved in national evaluations of primary health care initiatives and community development schemes and evaluations of health visiting methodologies.

Dennis
Job title: Health Visitor/ Domestic Violence Lead
Organisation: Central and North West London Foundation Trust

Tanya is a HV and DVA Lead working in London. She was recognised as Health Visitor of the year in 2013 for her contribution to the domestic violence agenda. She is a fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) and a IHV DVA expert.

Tanya completed her PhD in 2004. Her thesis looked at the rise of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For the last 15 years Tanya has provided support to refuges, training staff, sitting on MARAC, attending DVA forums and co- facilitating recovery programmes . She has published in the field of Domestic Violence and is an author of Good Practice Points for Health Visitors.

Dickens
Job title: Strategic Breastfeeding Lead
Organisation: Bradford District Care Foundation Trust

The impact of the relationship which develops between the parent and baby has consistently inspired me throughout my career. My midwifery background kindled this interest initially. Working with the relationship was key to understanding and supporting the feeding relationship between the mother and the baby.

As a Health Visitor I worked alongside the Perinatal Mental Health Lead, cocreating the Ready to Relate parent infant relationship resource cards, supporting health professionals to integrate knowledge around this into practice.

My current role leading the Breastfeeding Strategy promotes the parent infant relationship as fundamental to supporting positive and responsive infant feeding.

Dickerson
Job title: Health Visitor
Organisation: Turn Around for Children Service

Pam Dickerson qualified as a registered Nurse (Adult) in 2008. Pam then worked in the Public Health School Nursing Service until 2011. Following this Pam worked as a Health Visitor initially delivering the Healthy Child Programme, then from July 2015 in the Turn Around for Children Service providing an early enhanced health visiting service to vulnerable parents and those in the family drug & alcohol court.

Dunworth
Job title: Training Director
Organisation: Violence and Vulnerability Unit (VVU)

John Dunworth is currently a freelance consultant specialising in violence and vulnerability issues and is currently the Training Director of the Violence and Vulnerability Unit (VVU). John has had a varied career, initially training as a social worker and then working in fostering and adoption, and substance misuse services. He joined the Home Office in 1991 and had a 20 year career inside the Civil Service as the Head of the Drugs Prevention Advisory Service, Head of domestic and sexual violence and the Head of the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit. His Home Office career also included secondments to the Cabinet Office, HMP Wandsworth as well as the third sector. In more recent times, John has worked as a TV producer, a trainer and led the action planning on CSE and Criminal Exploitation for Southend Borough Council. John joined the Violence and Vulnerability Unit (VVU) in 2016 as a Locality Review assessor and as Training Director, creating the on-line ‘county lines’ training programme for practitioners. For the Past year John has worked with Southend Borough Council on developing the Violence and Vulnerability agenda and just completed an Assessment of the Eastern Region’s response to Serious Youth Violence.

Edlin
Job title: CEO and Founder
Organisation: Bloody Good Period

Gabby Edlin, 32, is an activist campaigning for menstrual equity, and the founder and CEO of charitable organisation, Bloody Good Period.

She started Bloody Good Period back in 2016 when she was volunteering at the New London Synagogue asylum-seekers’ drop-in centre, and discovered that sanitary towels were only provided for ‘in emergencies’. A whip around for donations of towels or tampons on Facebook turned into a full-blown operation to collect and distribute toiletries and period supplies for asylum seekers all around the UK.

Bloody Good Period now has a squad of over 400 volunteers who provide more than 8000 menstrual and hygiene products a month to people living in ‘period poverty’ across the UK.

Gabby has a Masters in Applied Imagination from Central St Martins specialising in feminism and comedy. She lives in North London. Gabby was named as one of the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Top Changemakers in October 2018 and Stylist’s Woman of the Week.

Bloody Good Period provides menstrual products and toiletries to asylum seekers, refugees and those who can’t afford them. The current recipients are a blend of asylum seekers, refugees and LGBTQ people living in poverty. These products are currently distributed through 25 drop-in services and groups in London and Leeds.

Emond
Job title: Emeritus Professor of Community Child Health
Organisation: University of Bristol

Alan Emond is a clinical academic paediatrician who is Emeritus Professor of Community Child Health at the University of Bristol. He completed 40 years of clinical NHS practice in general, developmental and community paediatrics when he retired in 2018. He has extensive research experience in epidemiology and health service evaluation, was involved in the founding of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC – Children of the Nineties) and has published on a wide range of paediatric topics using this cohort. Alan has led clinical trials involving children, both as PI and chair of trial steering groups. He is an experienced teacher of evidence-based medicine, and an innovator in inter-professional learning.  Past national leadership roles include chair of the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU), and chair of the British Association of Community Child Health (BACCH).  He is senior editor of the 5th edition of Health for All Children. In May 2019 Alan was awarded the James Spence medal by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for his outstanding contribution to paediatrics.

Evans
Job title: PG Dip Play Therapy, Clinical Supervisor (prov), ADCE, NNEB, QUIMT, Licensed Practitioner for Baby and Toddler Bonding, Heart to Heart and Parent Child Attachment Play

Barbara is a Certified PSA Registered Play Therapist (PG Diploma  PTUK CCCU 2014) ,and clinical supervisor to other therapists, working part time in her own private practice. Barbara has been working as a Play Therapist since commencing training in 2011 and utilised Play Therapy with children over 100s of clinical hours. Barbara also works closely with parents and carers as part of the support package for a child’s emotional and mental well being. Barbara’s experience includes children with diagnosis of conditions and also children experiencing or who have experienced issues of anxiety, loss and trauma. Barbara is a member of the Institute of Play and Attachments and is a Licensed Practitioner of Parent Child Attachment Play (PCAP), Baby bonding, Toddler bonding, Heart to Heart practitioner and a Qualified Infant Massage Teacher. Historically Barbara has worked with children for 41 years having trained and then qualified as a nursery nurse in 1981. Barbara is also employed, part time, as a Healthy Child Programme Practitioner (formerly Community Nursery Nurse) within a health visiting team in the midlands. Barbara was also Chair of the CNN forum  for CPHVA for many years and the group produced many of the guides still used today. Barbara received the first CPHVA award as Community Nursery Nurse of the year in 2012.

Evans
Job title: Lead Officer
Organisation: The Cardiff Partnership Board

Nici Evans qualified as a Registered General Nurse at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in 1986. From a very early stage she identified a passion for Cancer nursing and Palliative Care and became a Ward Sister at the local Cancer Centre in 1988. She later moved into hospice care and became a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse at St David’s Foundation in Gwent. In 1995 Nici combined her love for nursing, palliative care and teaching and commenced a career in education and training.

 

Nici’s professional areas of special interest include communication and interpersonal skills training, mentorship/supervision/coaching & leadership. She is committed to supporting and facilitating personal growth in others so that they can achieve excellence in patient and client care.

 

More recently, Nici has become immersed in the complexities involved in the delivery of public service delivery. Nici is the lead officer for addressing human exploitation for the Cardiff Partnership Board. Driving forward this agenda on both a strategic and operational level, she is committed to finding better ways of working together to improve the health and well- being of vulnerable people and developing a high quality multi-agency response for those most in need. She continues to have strong links with nursing, health & social care professionals and actively supports women who work in the sex industry and those who are victims of human trafficking and slavery.

Evers
Job title: Head of Public Health and Wellbeing
Organisation: University of Chester
Twitter: @evers_jean

Jean Evers is an experienced academic,nurse and Health Visitor with a particular interest in early interventions, safeguarding, mental health and improving health outcomes for children and families. She has contributed to the development of workforce policies to meet the professional development and workforce components in the Department of Health during the health visiting implementation plan working with lead stakeholders across England.  Jean leads on developing and maintaining partnerships in the development of academic curricula, workforce development and practice education. Jean is currently undertaking research on staff development and the impact of organisational change in higher education.

Fergie
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, Commercial Development, Wales & Scotland
Organisation: Unite Health
Gallagher
Job title: Head of Safeguarding in Communities
Organisation: NSPCC

Margaret Gallagher, is joint Head of Safeguarding in Communities NSPCC since March 2019, she has also been the Local Campaigns Manager (LCM) for NSPCC in Northern Ireland since 2008. The LCM role develops and leads local multi-agency partnerships to deliver awareness raising and behaviour change campaigns and activities using community development approaches. Current campaigns include a Neglect campaign in NI and a PANTS Underwear Rule campaign with PHA. In her role, she also tests out UK wide campaign ideas by consulting with target audiences such as parents and professionals to make sure messages are effective. To this end she has recently led on UK wide consultation with harder to engage communities for a UK wide NSPCC campaign, which will focus on the theme of attachment and building bonds called Look, Say, Sing, Play. Margaret also supports NSPCC work in other areas of the UK having written reports for Scotland and she has supported campaigns in Wales carrying out consultation with parents groups in rural Wales.

Green RN, MPH, PG Cert Health Research, BSc (Hons)
Job title: Deputy Chief Nurse
Organisation: Public Health England

Following a varied career including general medicine, cardio-thoracic ICU and infection prevention, David became an immunisation coordinator in 2008 in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. He has been Nurse Consultant for Immunisations with the National Infection Service at PHE since 2014. Since April 2019 he has been seconded to the role of interim Deputy Chief Nurse at PHE. David completed a MPH at the University of Leeds in 2014.

His work in the field of immunisations includes improving maternal vaccination against influenza and pertussis, improving targeted neonatal hepatitis B vaccination, development of immunisation Patient Group Directions and vaccine incident management. He has worked internationally with WHO and the Sabin Vaccine Institute on immunisation programmes for low and middle-income countries.

Hardcastle
Job title: Senior Public Health Researcher
Organisation: Public Health Wales

Katie is a Senior Public Health Researcher at Public Health Wales with over ten years’ experience designing and delivering applied research and evaluations. She has led on a range of local, national and international projects on violence and associated harms, with a particular focus on the early years and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Katie is currently working with Welsh Government and other partners to explore how adults with ACEs can be supported in a range of different health settings and how a history of ACEs may impact service utilisation and other health behaviours.

Hawthorne
Job title: Health Visitor
Organisation: Turn Around for Children Service

Emma Hawthorne is an Adult registered nurse that qualified as a Health Visitor in 2012. I initially worked within the universal health visiting service in Gloucestershire. In 2015 I joined the Turn Around for Children Service which is a multi -disciplinary team working with families within the family drug and alcohol court. I have a particular interest in early attachment and parenting.

Haydock
Job title: Deputy Head of Public Health and Wellbeing
Organisation: University of Chester

Deborah is Deputy Head of the Public Health & Wellbeing department at the University of Chester.  Deborah is also a Senior Lecturer and has extensive clinical and educational experience as a Health Visitor and as a Practice Teacher for Health Visitors. Deborah lectures on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes of study and her specialist areas and research interests are public health, SCPHN, health visiting, leadership, clinical supervision and practice education. Deborah is also lead for Learning and Assessment in Professional Education for SCPHN and SPC and has publications in leadership, education and health visiting.

Hayes
Job title: SCPHN Health Visitor
Organisation: Lincolnshire County Council

Karen Hayes is a newly appointed representative for Unite the Union and a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) now working for Lincolnshire County Council.

Karen is one of four reps across the county, covering the rural areas of Boston, Bourne and Spalding.

Karen trained as a Paediatric Nurse in 2002 at Kings College London, and worked at Kings College Hospital for ten years, before moving to Lincolnshire in 2013.

Qualifying as a SCPHN Health Visitor training in 2015, and under TUPE moving from an NHS Trust to local authority in 2017 to present.

Karen is driven, passionate and wants fairness and recognition across the profession for the health role we bring to children’s services and social care.

Henry-Treloar
Job title: School Nurse Public Health Advisor
Organisation: London Borough of Newham, 0-19 Childrens Health Service

Shal Henry-treloar has been a School nurse for 12 years by background and joined London Borough of Newham as a Public health advisor. Shal has a passion for Health promotion and putting in place early intervention and preventative measures to improve future health outcomes for children and young people. Shal implemented the Living your best life project as part of her public health role to improve the transition for CYP going into adulthood.

Hook
Job title: MECSH UK Implementation Consultant
Organisation: MECSH UK

Beulah Hook (Nee Lewis) RGN, BSc (hons) Specialist Community Public Health, MA Business Management.

Beulah is a UK Implementation Consultant for the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting Programme (MECSH) that originated in Australia.

Beulah has a wealth of experience in leading children services in the community, for over10 years Beulah was a Children’s Service Manager in a NHS Trust and head of; Health Visiting, Family Nurse Partnership programme, Looked After Children Nursing Team, Safeguarding Team, Immunisation Team and School Health Team for an inner London Borough.

Beulah led the Health Visiting service to receive ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission Inspection in 2017 where the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting programme (Mecsh) received a special mention in the report.

Hughes
Job title: Flying Start Health Visitor Team Manager Anglesey
Organisation: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Trust

Ceri is a Flying Start health visitor team manager within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. She has a background of over 20 years’ experience within nursing and 18 of these within health visiting. She has a passion for raising the profile and importance of the health visiting service and has worked within Flying Start, and its focus on the early years within the disadvantaged areas of North Wales, for the last decade. The routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences has inherently taught her that our children are the single most important asset we have for the future.

Jarrett-Thorpe
Job title: National Officer Health & Community
Organisation: Youth & Play Workers
Joel
Job Title: Implementation Manager
Organisation: NSPCC

I am a midwife , I have worked for the NSPCC for 8 years delivering and now developing and scaling up specialist services for families particularly from pregnancy through to the child’s second birthday.

Lewis
Job title : Senior Lecturer
Organisation: Swansea University

Jan has worked in Higher Education since 2005, before this she was a health visitor for 13 years. Her professional background and interest in public health and social justice informs her teaching and research. In 2018 Jan completed a doctoral study titled: An Ethnographic study of Interpretations by Health Visitors of the Principle: The Influence on Policies Affecting Health (IPAH). This study shines a light on the reality of IPAH and of how health visitors contribute and interact with policy from frontline practice to strategic levels. These findings also have relevance to other professions working with similar groups.

Littler
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Organisation: University of Cumbria

Nadine Littler is a qualified Registered General (Adult) Nurse and a Specialist Community Public Health (School Nurse) and has been working as a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Cumbria for the last six years. In addition to this, she has successfully produced a range of journal articles in the British Journal of School Nursing and Nursing, Children and Young People journal and is currently in the process of working towards a PhD by publication exploring the school nurse’s role in safeguarding adolescence.

McCluskey
Job title: General Secretary
Organisation: Unite the Union
McForrester
Job title: Specialist Community Public Health Nurse: Health Visitor
Organisation: Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Karen McForrester has over 25 years of nursing experience working in various health settings and capacities, both in the UK and Jamaica. The last 5 years has been spent working as a health visitor in delivering the All Wales Healthy Child Program to families with children under 5 years old, focusing on health promotion. Karen is passionate, hardworking and a reflective practitioner who holds a master’s qualification in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting from the Cardiff University. Hobbies include cooking, volunteering and listening to music – even tries to sing along!!

Minton
Job title: Promotions Manager
Organisation: Bright Sky

Darren Minton is a former Police Superintendent of 30 year’s service. He retired from West Yorkshire Police in September 2018 as the Head of Safeguarding Governance for the 4th largest force in the Country. He was the Strategic lead for protecting vulnerable people and had the responsibility for reviewing all domestic homicides, series cases reviews and cases for individuals subject to restrictions of the sexual offences register applying to be removed from the sexual offences register.

 

Darren was highly influential in ensuring that the force improved their grading from “Requires Improvement” to a “Good” grading from Her Majesty’s inspectorate for the past 2 years. Darren also laid the foundations through the governance structures and audit regime that recent saw the force being awarded “Outstanding” in the recent inspection on Crime Data Integrity.

 

In other previous Policing Postings Darren has been the Head of department and district strategic lead for Crime & Safeguarding Policing Districts overseeing high profile Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Cases.

 

On two separate occasions Darren proposed important reforms elements to UK legislation around sexual offences linked to Human Trafficking & unlicensed premises being used for the purpose of Child Sexual exploitation, both of which are now statute.

 

Darren also lectured and taught at Huddersfield university on the Social Care MSC Course on vulnerability specifically missing people, CSE, Criminal Exploitation, & Modern-Day Slavery

 

Darren is particularly experienced in developing multi agency responses to contemporary safeguarding challenges and securing support from strategic leaders, operating in a political environment.

 

With key strategic leaders from the Police, Voluntary Sector Housing, Councils and NHS, Darren assisted in the establishment of the Multi Agency Child Sexual Exploitation Hubs in both Bradford & Calderdale. This model was adopted throughout the region.

 

Darren has secured a reputation as a policing Safeguarding Specialist and until his retirement was a key member of a significant number of strategic national working groups relating to safeguarding, of note Darren was influential in assisting in the Police response elements for the revised Working Together 2018*

 

*(A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children’ is the government’s statutory guidance for all organisations)

 

Darren has received many awards for his work with safeguarding. He has been nominated for the Adams McGill award by West Yorkshire Police 3 times for Outstanding Leadership & Innovation in the field of safeguarding.

 

Darren is currently working with the Home Office on supporting victims of Domestic abuse utilising technology through a unique application called Bright Sky.

Moseley
Job title: Lecturer
Organisation: Cardiff University

Michelle Moseley RGN, RSCN,RHV, BSc (Community Health Studies), MSc (Advanced Nursing Practice – Safeguarding Children), PhD student, Cardiff University.

 

Michelle is a Registered General Nurse with a vast experienced children’s nursing, health visiting and as a lead nurse for safeguarding children. Since obtaining her Masters degree in 2012 she has worked as a lecturer in Primary Care and Public health nursing within the School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University. Michelle has undertaken a number of roles within the school such as, programme manager, under-graduate education lead and most recently director of learning in practice. Michelle is the Wales chair on the CPHVA executive committee and the RCN Wales safeguarding nurse of the year (2018). Michelle recently supported the RCN  in the National Assembly of Wales in relation to her opinion on the introduction of  the Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment (Wales) Bill. This allowed to her to offer opinion in relation to the banning of smacking taking a Childrens rights approach and linking this to the research on the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Her passion is the safeguarding of children and young people and her PhD focuses on the effectiveness of safeguarding supervision. Michelle regularly features in the Community Practitioner offering opinion on a whole range of issues. Michelle has spoken a number of national and international conferences, the most recent being the Global Network of Public Health Nursing conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Publications include:

 

Moseley M. (2017) Domestic Abuse on your doorstep? Community Practitioner (April) p41-43

 

Moseley, M. (2018) Fit to Practise? An assessment of student specialist community public health nurses. Journal of Health Visiting. (6) 7 p340-346

 

Moseley, M. (2019) Smacking ban offers the chance to educate parents and carers. Primary Health Care. RCNi. https://rcni.com/primary-health-care/comment/smacking-ban-offers-chance-to-educate-parents-and-carers

Munday
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, Mental Health, North West, North East, Yorks & Humber
Organisation: Unite Health
Palmer
Job title: Clinical Lead, Digital Development
Organiser: Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Caroline’s role involves developing and supporting innovative ways to engage children and young people across the country. Caroline qualified as a Children’s Nurse in 2007 and worked within the acute care setting until 2011 and then in community services across both School Nursing and Children’s Community Nursing. Caroline began working on the ChatHealth messaging project in 2012, and went on to launch ChatHealth across the School Nursing service in Leicestershire in 2014. In 2014 Caroline was awarded the title of Queens Nurse for her work in innovation within the NHS.

Phipps
Job title: Health Visitor, Clinical Practice Teacher Team Coordinator
Organisation: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Abi is a Health Visitor, Team Coordinator and Clinical Practice Teacher within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. She has twenty years nursing experience and has worked as a generic health visitor for the last six years. Abi has an MSc in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others. She is married, has two daughters and a dog.

Purse
Job title: Community Nursery Nurse
Organisation: Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

A year ago, in a small room at the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference in Bournemouth, Brie shared her experiences. People were moved and enlightened. Based on that, she had been invited back this year.

 

All of us know about, and many will have first hand experience of Postnatal Depression, but what about Post Adoption Depression (PAD’s)? Through her own lived experience of Post Adoption Depression, Brie has become driven to ensure others don’t fall between the gaps as she did and to ensure support becomes the norm for other adoptive families.

 

Brie works tirelessly, much in her own time, to improve awareness of both PAD’s and the adoption journey. Through twitter, blogging, challenging health services and speaking in May at the Public Health England conference her voice is being heard.

 

“Adoptees will require ongoing support throughout their childhood and into adulthood. They will live with ACE’s and significant loss. As a result adoptive families are highly vulnerable. The support they receive needs to be better.”

Rippon
Job title: Senior Lecturer - Adult Nursing
Organisation: University of Chester

Rebecca Rippon is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Chester. Before this, Rebecca worked as a District Nurse in Edinburgh and Chester prior to qualifying as a Health Visitor. Rebecca has also worked and travelled extensively overseas. Having lived & worked in Yokohama, Japan and also Volunteered with various NGO’s, predominantly working with Street Children in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia & The Philippines, she also volunteered on a Kibbutz in Israel. Rebecca now lives in Chester with her Husband, four children and giant dog. She holds an MA in Cultural History alongside her SCPHN MSc and Nursing qualifications.

Rodrigues
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, Education, South East, South West & Ireland
Organisation: Unite Health
Sealey
Job title: Specialist School Nurse (SCPHN)
Organisation: Children and Family Health Surrey

Katrina works as a Specialist Practitioner – School Nurse, for Children and Family Health Surrey. Katrina was awarded ‘Rising Star’ by the Nursing Times in November 2017 after publishing a children’s book around emotional literacy. Katrina qualified as a nurse from Kingston University in September 2015 and worked as a school staff nurse until competing her SCPHN training in 2017, as School Nurse. Katrina has a keen interest in Digital Services and has been involved with a variety of in-house IT projects.

Slavin
Job title: Nurse Consultant for Early & School Years
Organisation: Public Health Agency, NI

Siobhan has over 30 years experience working with children and families within Health & Social Care and has worked in a variety of settings as a Registered Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor, Sure Start Manager and Change Manager for the Early Intervention Transformation Programme, NI

Since 2001 Siobhan has been involved in a number of multi agency , multi disciplinary partnerships which have been working collaboratively at a regional and local level to improve outcomes for children.

Smith
Job title: Founder and Programme Advisor
Organisation: ICON: Babies Cry, You Can cope

Suzanne is a registered nurse and Health Visitor who 25 years experience specialising in safeguarding both within community and acute settings. She has a special interest in the prevention of Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) and covered the topic in her PhD in 2008. After traveling USA and Canada in 2016 researching prevention programmes, Suzanne developed ICON: Babies Cry, You Can Cope. Since taking up the role of Director of Safeguarding at the DBS, Suzanne continues her work with ICON as a volunteer.

Stimson
Job title: Health Visitor
Organisation: SCPHN and Unite Rep

Nicola is a qualified as a nurse after completing training at St James University Hospital and qualifying in 1995. She initially worked in Lincolnshire on medical wards, HDU and a 6 bedded medical unit and then qualified as a health visitor in 2003 and has been working in Lincolnshire since then loving my job which I am very passionate about. In 2019 Nicola decided to  be a Unite rep to support staff and herself through their recent journey with current employers. Nicola has always wanted to come to conference but never thought she would be here doing a workshop. What a journey this year has been.

Sumpton
Job title: MECSH UK, Implemenation Consultant
Organisation: Maternal Ealry Childhood Sustained Home-visiting {MECSH}

Wendy Sumpton is a trained Nurse, School Nurse, Health Visitor and a Queens Nurse since 2010. Wendy is one of two MECSH-UK implementation Consultants who work with existing, new and emerging MECSH sites throughout the UK. This involves all aspects of implementing the MECSH programme into Health Visitor teams and supporting them to be self-sustaining in delivering MECSH. Wendy completed a Postgraduate diploma at the Tavistock in the Mental Health of Children and Adolescence and worked in CAMHS as a Primary Mental Health Worker. This encompassed Youth Offending where she developed a service delivering mental health assessments to first time offenders. As a Health Visitor she worked as the specialist for teenage parents, setting up services around this. In recent years she has been a Supervisor for the Family Nurse Partnership and MECSH manager for a London borough. She is an advocate for Health Visiting in general with an ongoing interest in the emotional and mental health of the 0-19 population. This is an exciting time for Wendy and for the emerging MECSH programme in the UK.

Taylor
Job title: Executive Committee Chair
Organisation: CPHVA
Toolan
Job title: Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Clinical Lead, NEWPIP
Organisation: Newcastle Parent Infant Partnership/Children North East

Peter Toolan is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and Parent-Infant Psychotherapist with over 30 years’ experience of working with babies, children and parents, in the NHS and voluntary sectors.  He has held posts of Principal Child Psychotherapist at the Maudsley Hospital and Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London and is currently Clinical Lead for the pioneering Newcastle Parent Infant Partnership, one of only seven ‘PIP’s nationally, supported and part-funded by the charity PIP UK.

He is a well-known clinical teacher and supervisor and has run a highly regarded 10 week course in Infant Mental Health in many parts of the UK since 2001. He received the AIMH UK Award for his ‘Outstanding contribution in promoting infant mental health’ in June 2019.

Trotter
Job title: Assistant Director for Education and Standards
Organisation: Nursing and Midwifery Council

Anne is currently the Assistant Director for Education and Standards in the Education & Standards directorate at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Her role includes responsibility for ensuring we meet our statutory duty in relation to Education and Standards we set.  Anne is currently leading on the delivery of the strategic education change programme at the NMC that has successfully published new standards for Future Nurse, education and training standards that includes the new standards for student supervision and assessment and nurse and midwife prescriber standards. Anne is now working on the development of our Future Midwife standards and is leading on the review of our remaining post registration standards.

 

Anne is registered with the NMC as a children’s nurse and adult nurse. Prior to joining the NMC in 2010 Anne held senior roles in higher education within nursing, midwifery and medical education. During her career she has also held clinical and practice development roles in NHS settings, in both Scotland and England.

Amadi
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, London & Eastern and Strategy, Policy & Equalities
Organisation: Unite Health
Attias
Job title: Deputy Editor
Publication: Community Practitioner
Barlow (DPhil, FFPH Hon)
Job title: Professor of Evidence Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation
Organisation: Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

Jane Barlow (DPhil, FFPH Hon) is Professor of Evidence Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. Jane’s main research interest is the role of early parenting in the aetiology of mental health problems, and the evaluation of interventions aimed at improving parenting practices during pregnancy and the postnatal period. She also undertakes research to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions aimed at preventing child abuse. She is currently President of AIMH UK, Affiliate Council Representative for WAIMH, an Associate Editor for the Infant Mental Health Journal, and was a member of PreVAiL (Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan).

Beach
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, Regulation, East and West Midlands
Organisation: Unite Health

During a 32-year career in the NHS, Jane worked in locations throughout the UK as a nurse and midwife. She subsequently qualified as a health visitor, a role she enjoyed for over 16 years working in Birmingham. Participation in a research project concerned with using the Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale in practice motivated Jane to undertake a degree in health sciences. Her positive experience of academia encouraged her to continue onto to obtain a Master’s in Public Health, cementing her passion for public health. She moved into smoking cessation, progressing to leadership of the service before securing a role within a PCT public health team, where she was a nurse consultant within the health improvement team.

Jane decided to leave the NHS when PCTs were dissolved. She secured a role at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as the health visiting adviser and developed a keen interest in healthcare regulation. In October 2012, Jane joined the Unite Health Sector as the lead professional officer for regulation, a role that enables her to maintain close links with her professional roots. Jane’s work in regulation has included the review of the NMC Code, revalidation and changes to fitness to practise. Healthcare regulation is constantly changing and Jane is kept busy ensuring Unite members are kept up to date with developments and are supported to practice safely and effectively.

In her spare time, Jane is a keen walker and sings in a Rock Choir.

Begum
Job title: School Nurse/Public Health Advisor
Organisation: London Borough of Newham 0-19 Children's Health Service

Afsana Begum has been paediatric nurse by background for 5 years and has also recently joined London borough of Newham as a public health advisor, she has a keen interest in health promotion and to help and support improve the health outcomes of CYP in Newham.

Carter
Job title: Specialist Community Pubic Health Nurse - Health Visitor and Unite Representative

Hayley qualified in 2006 through the University of Nottingham as an Adult Registered Nurse and worked in acute hospital settings including medical admissions, coronary care and intensive care units. Following her initial desire on entering the nursing profession to work with children and families Hayley successfully completed a specialist community public health nurse degree qualifying as a Health  visitor in 2010. Hayley has worked since this time across the varied and diverse communities of Lincolnshire. She is passionate about high quality standards and increasing the positive reputation and value of the health visiting service. Imparting her knowledge and skill with students and colleagues is something Hayley enjoys. When she isn’t in work Hayley is busy chasing her toddler around and if she ever does find the time loves to take part in running and fitness activities.

Coghill CBE, FRCN, Fellow KCL (Hon)
Job title: Director - WRES Implementation Team
Organisation: NHS England

Yvonne commenced nurse training at Central Middlesex Hospital in 1977, qualified as a general nurse in 1980 and then went on to qualify in mental health nursing and health visiting. In 1986 she secured her first NHS management job and has since held a number of operational and strategic leadership posts.

 

Yvonne is currently the Director – WRES Implementation in NHS England, she is a member of the equality and diversity council at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the United States where she helped develop their inclusion strategy. Yvonne has delivered lectures on inclusion and diversity at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She continues to work closely with world expert on health and race Professor D. Williams, of Harvard University School of Public Health.

 

In 2012 Yvonne was appointed a Magistrate to the North London bench. She has been voted by colleagues in the NHS as one of the top 50 most inspirational women, one of the top 50 most inspirational nurse leaders and one of the top 50 BME pioneers and in December 2017 she was included in the HSJ top 100 influential leaders list. Yvonne was awarded an OBE for services to healthcare in 2010 and was appointed to the position of Director for WRES implementation in June 2015. This year Yvonne has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing, a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list, an honorary fellowship from Kings College University, honorary doctorates from The Middlesex and Buckinghamshire Universities, voted one of the top 70 most inspirational nurses in the NHS over the last 70 years and has become the Deputy President of the RCN.

Cotton
Job title: Writer and educator

Dr Elizabeth Cotton is a writer and educator working in the field of mental health at work. Her background is in workers’ education and international development as head of education for IndustriALL, one of the largest trade unions in the world. She is a Reader at the University of Hertfordshire and Editor-in-Chief of an ABS4 journal Work, Employment & Society looking at the sociology of work. She blogs as www.survivingwork.org and set up www.survivingworkinhealth.org a free resource in partnership with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. In 2017 she published the largest national survey about working conditions in mental health www.thefutureoftherapy.org. She is a founding member of Action for Care-worker Wellbeing, a network established to campaign for better working conditions across health and social care. Her book  Surviving Work in Healthcare: Helpful stuff for people on the frontline (Gower, 2017) was nominated for the Chartered Management Institute’s practitioner book of the year.

Crouch MBE
Job title: Sexual Health Lead for the School Nurse Team
Organisation: Virgin Care

Viv has worked for the NHS since 1960!  She is still working as a school nurse, a young people’s sexual health worker as well as managing the “Clinic in a Box” service in Bath and North East Somerset.

For five years she sat on the original Independent Advisory Group to the Cabinet Office on Teenage Pregnancy and about 11 years ago Viv was awarded the MBE for her work with young people’s Sexual Health.

She works closely with other colleagues, attempting to develop new innovative ways to help young people make responsible choices about their sexual health.

Dawe
Job title: Specialist School Nurse (SCPHN)
Organisation: Children and Family Health Surrey

Natasha works as a Specialist Practitioner – School Nurse, for Children and Family Health Surrey. Natasha qualified as a staff nurse in 2013 and has always been interested in Public Health, qualifying as a Specialist Community Public Health in February 2016. Natasha was awarded the Rising Star Award from her organisation in 2017 and is committed to developing innovative ways to deliver health promotion messages which include a child focused resource, Inspector Ted to be used in Enuresis clinic which she presented at the Eric Conference in Birmingham in 2018 and the International School Nurse conference in Sweden in 2019.

De
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Organisation: Cardiff University

Diana’s clinical background was predominantly in critical care. She has since worked in higher education and has done so for the last sixteen years. Diana is now a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University and is a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. She has been a Quality Assurance Reviewer for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and continues to be an active advocate for promoting STEM subjects to BAME women and girls. During this period, changes in population demographics and strategic developments within the University sector have given rise to the need for Diana’s diversity leadership. Her specific teaching and learning subjects include enhancing inclusivity and culturally safer care. Over the years, Diana has developed pedagogy to support international students, raised the profile of haemoglobinopathies and more recently managed to embed safeguarding around FGM, honour based violence and modern day slavery across all the nursing pathways.

Deave
Job title: Associate Professor for Family & Child Health
Organisation: Centre for Academic Child Health, University of the West of England, Bristol

Toity has a clinical background in health visiting and community development and is a Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting. Her interests are, primarily, from a public health and preventive perspective with a strong emphasis on evaluation. Toity’s principal research interests lie in the field of child injury prevention and early childhood health and development, perinatal parental well-being, with a particular interest in fathers. Much of her current work reflects these interests both in the UK and internationally. Previously, she has been involved in national evaluations of primary health care initiatives and community development schemes and evaluations of health visiting methodologies.

Dennis
Job title: Health Visitor/ Domestic Violence Lead
Organisation: Central and North West London Foundation Trust

Tanya is a HV and DVA Lead working in London. She was recognised as Health Visitor of the year in 2013 for her contribution to the domestic violence agenda. She is a fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) and a IHV DVA expert.

Tanya completed her PhD in 2004. Her thesis looked at the rise of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For the last 15 years Tanya has provided support to refuges, training staff, sitting on MARAC, attending DVA forums and co- facilitating recovery programmes . She has published in the field of Domestic Violence and is an author of Good Practice Points for Health Visitors.

Dickens
Job title: Strategic Breastfeeding Lead
Organisation: Bradford District Care Foundation Trust

The impact of the relationship which develops between the parent and baby has consistently inspired me throughout my career. My midwifery background kindled this interest initially. Working with the relationship was key to understanding and supporting the feeding relationship between the mother and the baby.

As a Health Visitor I worked alongside the Perinatal Mental Health Lead, cocreating the Ready to Relate parent infant relationship resource cards, supporting health professionals to integrate knowledge around this into practice.

My current role leading the Breastfeeding Strategy promotes the parent infant relationship as fundamental to supporting positive and responsive infant feeding.

Dickerson
Job title: Health Visitor
Organisation: Turn Around for Children Service

Pam Dickerson qualified as a registered Nurse (Adult) in 2008. Pam then worked in the Public Health School Nursing Service until 2011. Following this Pam worked as a Health Visitor initially delivering the Healthy Child Programme, then from July 2015 in the Turn Around for Children Service providing an early enhanced health visiting service to vulnerable parents and those in the family drug & alcohol court.

Dunworth
Job title: Training Director
Organisation: Violence and Vulnerability Unit (VVU)

John Dunworth is currently a freelance consultant specialising in violence and vulnerability issues and is currently the Training Director of the Violence and Vulnerability Unit (VVU). John has had a varied career, initially training as a social worker and then working in fostering and adoption, and substance misuse services. He joined the Home Office in 1991 and had a 20 year career inside the Civil Service as the Head of the Drugs Prevention Advisory Service, Head of domestic and sexual violence and the Head of the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit. His Home Office career also included secondments to the Cabinet Office, HMP Wandsworth as well as the third sector. In more recent times, John has worked as a TV producer, a trainer and led the action planning on CSE and Criminal Exploitation for Southend Borough Council. John joined the Violence and Vulnerability Unit (VVU) in 2016 as a Locality Review assessor and as Training Director, creating the on-line ‘county lines’ training programme for practitioners. For the Past year John has worked with Southend Borough Council on developing the Violence and Vulnerability agenda and just completed an Assessment of the Eastern Region’s response to Serious Youth Violence.

Edlin
Job title: CEO and Founder
Organisation: Bloody Good Period

Gabby Edlin, 32, is an activist campaigning for menstrual equity, and the founder and CEO of charitable organisation, Bloody Good Period.

She started Bloody Good Period back in 2016 when she was volunteering at the New London Synagogue asylum-seekers’ drop-in centre, and discovered that sanitary towels were only provided for ‘in emergencies’. A whip around for donations of towels or tampons on Facebook turned into a full-blown operation to collect and distribute toiletries and period supplies for asylum seekers all around the UK.

Bloody Good Period now has a squad of over 400 volunteers who provide more than 8000 menstrual and hygiene products a month to people living in ‘period poverty’ across the UK.

Gabby has a Masters in Applied Imagination from Central St Martins specialising in feminism and comedy. She lives in North London. Gabby was named as one of the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Top Changemakers in October 2018 and Stylist’s Woman of the Week.

Bloody Good Period provides menstrual products and toiletries to asylum seekers, refugees and those who can’t afford them. The current recipients are a blend of asylum seekers, refugees and LGBTQ people living in poverty. These products are currently distributed through 25 drop-in services and groups in London and Leeds.

Emond
Job title: Emeritus Professor of Community Child Health
Organisation: University of Bristol

Alan Emond is a clinical academic paediatrician who is Emeritus Professor of Community Child Health at the University of Bristol. He completed 40 years of clinical NHS practice in general, developmental and community paediatrics when he retired in 2018. He has extensive research experience in epidemiology and health service evaluation, was involved in the founding of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC – Children of the Nineties) and has published on a wide range of paediatric topics using this cohort. Alan has led clinical trials involving children, both as PI and chair of trial steering groups. He is an experienced teacher of evidence-based medicine, and an innovator in inter-professional learning.  Past national leadership roles include chair of the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU), and chair of the British Association of Community Child Health (BACCH).  He is senior editor of the 5th edition of Health for All Children. In May 2019 Alan was awarded the James Spence medal by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for his outstanding contribution to paediatrics.

Evans
Job title: PG Dip Play Therapy, Clinical Supervisor (prov), ADCE, NNEB, QUIMT, Licensed Practitioner for Baby and Toddler Bonding, Heart to Heart and Parent Child Attachment Play

Barbara is a Certified PSA Registered Play Therapist (PG Diploma  PTUK CCCU 2014) ,and clinical supervisor to other therapists, working part time in her own private practice. Barbara has been working as a Play Therapist since commencing training in 2011 and utilised Play Therapy with children over 100s of clinical hours. Barbara also works closely with parents and carers as part of the support package for a child’s emotional and mental well being. Barbara’s experience includes children with diagnosis of conditions and also children experiencing or who have experienced issues of anxiety, loss and trauma. Barbara is a member of the Institute of Play and Attachments and is a Licensed Practitioner of Parent Child Attachment Play (PCAP), Baby bonding, Toddler bonding, Heart to Heart practitioner and a Qualified Infant Massage Teacher. Historically Barbara has worked with children for 41 years having trained and then qualified as a nursery nurse in 1981. Barbara is also employed, part time, as a Healthy Child Programme Practitioner (formerly Community Nursery Nurse) within a health visiting team in the midlands. Barbara was also Chair of the CNN forum  for CPHVA for many years and the group produced many of the guides still used today. Barbara received the first CPHVA award as Community Nursery Nurse of the year in 2012.

Evans
Job title: Lead Officer
Organisation: The Cardiff Partnership Board

Nici Evans qualified as a Registered General Nurse at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in 1986. From a very early stage she identified a passion for Cancer nursing and Palliative Care and became a Ward Sister at the local Cancer Centre in 1988. She later moved into hospice care and became a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse at St David’s Foundation in Gwent. In 1995 Nici combined her love for nursing, palliative care and teaching and commenced a career in education and training.

 

Nici’s professional areas of special interest include communication and interpersonal skills training, mentorship/supervision/coaching & leadership. She is committed to supporting and facilitating personal growth in others so that they can achieve excellence in patient and client care.

 

More recently, Nici has become immersed in the complexities involved in the delivery of public service delivery. Nici is the lead officer for addressing human exploitation for the Cardiff Partnership Board. Driving forward this agenda on both a strategic and operational level, she is committed to finding better ways of working together to improve the health and well- being of vulnerable people and developing a high quality multi-agency response for those most in need. She continues to have strong links with nursing, health & social care professionals and actively supports women who work in the sex industry and those who are victims of human trafficking and slavery.

Evers
Job title: Head of Public Health and Wellbeing
Organisation: University of Chester
Twitter: @evers_jean

Jean Evers is an experienced academic,nurse and Health Visitor with a particular interest in early interventions, safeguarding, mental health and improving health outcomes for children and families. She has contributed to the development of workforce policies to meet the professional development and workforce components in the Department of Health during the health visiting implementation plan working with lead stakeholders across England.  Jean leads on developing and maintaining partnerships in the development of academic curricula, workforce development and practice education. Jean is currently undertaking research on staff development and the impact of organisational change in higher education.

Fergie
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, Commercial Development, Wales & Scotland
Organisation: Unite Health
Gallagher
Job title: Head of Safeguarding in Communities
Organisation: NSPCC

Margaret Gallagher, is joint Head of Safeguarding in Communities NSPCC since March 2019, she has also been the Local Campaigns Manager (LCM) for NSPCC in Northern Ireland since 2008. The LCM role develops and leads local multi-agency partnerships to deliver awareness raising and behaviour change campaigns and activities using community development approaches. Current campaigns include a Neglect campaign in NI and a PANTS Underwear Rule campaign with PHA. In her role, she also tests out UK wide campaign ideas by consulting with target audiences such as parents and professionals to make sure messages are effective. To this end she has recently led on UK wide consultation with harder to engage communities for a UK wide NSPCC campaign, which will focus on the theme of attachment and building bonds called Look, Say, Sing, Play. Margaret also supports NSPCC work in other areas of the UK having written reports for Scotland and she has supported campaigns in Wales carrying out consultation with parents groups in rural Wales.

Green RN, MPH, PG Cert Health Research, BSc (Hons)
Job title: Deputy Chief Nurse
Organisation: Public Health England

Following a varied career including general medicine, cardio-thoracic ICU and infection prevention, David became an immunisation coordinator in 2008 in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. He has been Nurse Consultant for Immunisations with the National Infection Service at PHE since 2014. Since April 2019 he has been seconded to the role of interim Deputy Chief Nurse at PHE. David completed a MPH at the University of Leeds in 2014.

His work in the field of immunisations includes improving maternal vaccination against influenza and pertussis, improving targeted neonatal hepatitis B vaccination, development of immunisation Patient Group Directions and vaccine incident management. He has worked internationally with WHO and the Sabin Vaccine Institute on immunisation programmes for low and middle-income countries.

Hardcastle
Job title: Senior Public Health Researcher
Organisation: Public Health Wales

Katie is a Senior Public Health Researcher at Public Health Wales with over ten years’ experience designing and delivering applied research and evaluations. She has led on a range of local, national and international projects on violence and associated harms, with a particular focus on the early years and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Katie is currently working with Welsh Government and other partners to explore how adults with ACEs can be supported in a range of different health settings and how a history of ACEs may impact service utilisation and other health behaviours.

Hawthorne
Job title: Health Visitor
Organisation: Turn Around for Children Service

Emma Hawthorne is an Adult registered nurse that qualified as a Health Visitor in 2012. I initially worked within the universal health visiting service in Gloucestershire. In 2015 I joined the Turn Around for Children Service which is a multi -disciplinary team working with families within the family drug and alcohol court. I have a particular interest in early attachment and parenting.

Haydock
Job title: Deputy Head of Public Health and Wellbeing
Organisation: University of Chester

Deborah is Deputy Head of the Public Health & Wellbeing department at the University of Chester.  Deborah is also a Senior Lecturer and has extensive clinical and educational experience as a Health Visitor and as a Practice Teacher for Health Visitors. Deborah lectures on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes of study and her specialist areas and research interests are public health, SCPHN, health visiting, leadership, clinical supervision and practice education. Deborah is also lead for Learning and Assessment in Professional Education for SCPHN and SPC and has publications in leadership, education and health visiting.

Hayes
Job title: SCPHN Health Visitor
Organisation: Lincolnshire County Council

Karen Hayes is a newly appointed representative for Unite the Union and a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) now working for Lincolnshire County Council.

Karen is one of four reps across the county, covering the rural areas of Boston, Bourne and Spalding.

Karen trained as a Paediatric Nurse in 2002 at Kings College London, and worked at Kings College Hospital for ten years, before moving to Lincolnshire in 2013.

Qualifying as a SCPHN Health Visitor training in 2015, and under TUPE moving from an NHS Trust to local authority in 2017 to present.

Karen is driven, passionate and wants fairness and recognition across the profession for the health role we bring to children’s services and social care.

Henry-Treloar
Job title: School Nurse Public Health Advisor
Organisation: London Borough of Newham, 0-19 Childrens Health Service

Shal Henry-treloar has been a School nurse for 12 years by background and joined London Borough of Newham as a Public health advisor. Shal has a passion for Health promotion and putting in place early intervention and preventative measures to improve future health outcomes for children and young people. Shal implemented the Living your best life project as part of her public health role to improve the transition for CYP going into adulthood.

Hook
Job title: MECSH UK Implementation Consultant
Organisation: MECSH UK

Beulah Hook (Nee Lewis) RGN, BSc (hons) Specialist Community Public Health, MA Business Management.

Beulah is a UK Implementation Consultant for the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting Programme (MECSH) that originated in Australia.

Beulah has a wealth of experience in leading children services in the community, for over10 years Beulah was a Children’s Service Manager in a NHS Trust and head of; Health Visiting, Family Nurse Partnership programme, Looked After Children Nursing Team, Safeguarding Team, Immunisation Team and School Health Team for an inner London Borough.

Beulah led the Health Visiting service to receive ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission Inspection in 2017 where the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting programme (Mecsh) received a special mention in the report.

Hughes
Job title: Flying Start Health Visitor Team Manager Anglesey
Organisation: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Trust

Ceri is a Flying Start health visitor team manager within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. She has a background of over 20 years’ experience within nursing and 18 of these within health visiting. She has a passion for raising the profile and importance of the health visiting service and has worked within Flying Start, and its focus on the early years within the disadvantaged areas of North Wales, for the last decade. The routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences has inherently taught her that our children are the single most important asset we have for the future.

Jarrett-Thorpe
Job title: National Officer Health & Community
Organisation: Youth & Play Workers
Joel
Job Title: Implementation Manager
Organisation: NSPCC

I am a midwife , I have worked for the NSPCC for 8 years delivering and now developing and scaling up specialist services for families particularly from pregnancy through to the child’s second birthday.

Lewis
Job title : Senior Lecturer
Organisation: Swansea University

Jan has worked in Higher Education since 2005, before this she was a health visitor for 13 years. Her professional background and interest in public health and social justice informs her teaching and research. In 2018 Jan completed a doctoral study titled: An Ethnographic study of Interpretations by Health Visitors of the Principle: The Influence on Policies Affecting Health (IPAH). This study shines a light on the reality of IPAH and of how health visitors contribute and interact with policy from frontline practice to strategic levels. These findings also have relevance to other professions working with similar groups.

Littler
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Organisation: University of Cumbria

Nadine Littler is a qualified Registered General (Adult) Nurse and a Specialist Community Public Health (School Nurse) and has been working as a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Cumbria for the last six years. In addition to this, she has successfully produced a range of journal articles in the British Journal of School Nursing and Nursing, Children and Young People journal and is currently in the process of working towards a PhD by publication exploring the school nurse’s role in safeguarding adolescence.

McCluskey
Job title: General Secretary
Organisation: Unite the Union
McForrester
Job title: Specialist Community Public Health Nurse: Health Visitor
Organisation: Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Karen McForrester has over 25 years of nursing experience working in various health settings and capacities, both in the UK and Jamaica. The last 5 years has been spent working as a health visitor in delivering the All Wales Healthy Child Program to families with children under 5 years old, focusing on health promotion. Karen is passionate, hardworking and a reflective practitioner who holds a master’s qualification in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting from the Cardiff University. Hobbies include cooking, volunteering and listening to music – even tries to sing along!!

Minton
Job title: Promotions Manager
Organisation: Bright Sky

Darren Minton is a former Police Superintendent of 30 year’s service. He retired from West Yorkshire Police in September 2018 as the Head of Safeguarding Governance for the 4th largest force in the Country. He was the Strategic lead for protecting vulnerable people and had the responsibility for reviewing all domestic homicides, series cases reviews and cases for individuals subject to restrictions of the sexual offences register applying to be removed from the sexual offences register.

 

Darren was highly influential in ensuring that the force improved their grading from “Requires Improvement” to a “Good” grading from Her Majesty’s inspectorate for the past 2 years. Darren also laid the foundations through the governance structures and audit regime that recent saw the force being awarded “Outstanding” in the recent inspection on Crime Data Integrity.

 

In other previous Policing Postings Darren has been the Head of department and district strategic lead for Crime & Safeguarding Policing Districts overseeing high profile Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Cases.

 

On two separate occasions Darren proposed important reforms elements to UK legislation around sexual offences linked to Human Trafficking & unlicensed premises being used for the purpose of Child Sexual exploitation, both of which are now statute.

 

Darren also lectured and taught at Huddersfield university on the Social Care MSC Course on vulnerability specifically missing people, CSE, Criminal Exploitation, & Modern-Day Slavery

 

Darren is particularly experienced in developing multi agency responses to contemporary safeguarding challenges and securing support from strategic leaders, operating in a political environment.

 

With key strategic leaders from the Police, Voluntary Sector Housing, Councils and NHS, Darren assisted in the establishment of the Multi Agency Child Sexual Exploitation Hubs in both Bradford & Calderdale. This model was adopted throughout the region.

 

Darren has secured a reputation as a policing Safeguarding Specialist and until his retirement was a key member of a significant number of strategic national working groups relating to safeguarding, of note Darren was influential in assisting in the Police response elements for the revised Working Together 2018*

 

*(A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children’ is the government’s statutory guidance for all organisations)

 

Darren has received many awards for his work with safeguarding. He has been nominated for the Adams McGill award by West Yorkshire Police 3 times for Outstanding Leadership & Innovation in the field of safeguarding.

 

Darren is currently working with the Home Office on supporting victims of Domestic abuse utilising technology through a unique application called Bright Sky.

Moseley
Job title: Lecturer
Organisation: Cardiff University

Michelle Moseley RGN, RSCN,RHV, BSc (Community Health Studies), MSc (Advanced Nursing Practice – Safeguarding Children), PhD student, Cardiff University.

 

Michelle is a Registered General Nurse with a vast experienced children’s nursing, health visiting and as a lead nurse for safeguarding children. Since obtaining her Masters degree in 2012 she has worked as a lecturer in Primary Care and Public health nursing within the School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University. Michelle has undertaken a number of roles within the school such as, programme manager, under-graduate education lead and most recently director of learning in practice. Michelle is the Wales chair on the CPHVA executive committee and the RCN Wales safeguarding nurse of the year (2018). Michelle recently supported the RCN  in the National Assembly of Wales in relation to her opinion on the introduction of  the Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment (Wales) Bill. This allowed to her to offer opinion in relation to the banning of smacking taking a Childrens rights approach and linking this to the research on the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Her passion is the safeguarding of children and young people and her PhD focuses on the effectiveness of safeguarding supervision. Michelle regularly features in the Community Practitioner offering opinion on a whole range of issues. Michelle has spoken a number of national and international conferences, the most recent being the Global Network of Public Health Nursing conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Publications include:

 

Moseley M. (2017) Domestic Abuse on your doorstep? Community Practitioner (April) p41-43

 

Moseley, M. (2018) Fit to Practise? An assessment of student specialist community public health nurses. Journal of Health Visiting. (6) 7 p340-346

 

Moseley, M. (2019) Smacking ban offers the chance to educate parents and carers. Primary Health Care. RCNi. https://rcni.com/primary-health-care/comment/smacking-ban-offers-chance-to-educate-parents-and-carers

Munday
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, Mental Health, North West, North East, Yorks & Humber
Organisation: Unite Health
Palmer
Job title: Clinical Lead, Digital Development
Organiser: Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Caroline’s role involves developing and supporting innovative ways to engage children and young people across the country. Caroline qualified as a Children’s Nurse in 2007 and worked within the acute care setting until 2011 and then in community services across both School Nursing and Children’s Community Nursing. Caroline began working on the ChatHealth messaging project in 2012, and went on to launch ChatHealth across the School Nursing service in Leicestershire in 2014. In 2014 Caroline was awarded the title of Queens Nurse for her work in innovation within the NHS.

Phipps
Job title: Health Visitor, Clinical Practice Teacher Team Coordinator
Organisation: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Abi is a Health Visitor, Team Coordinator and Clinical Practice Teacher within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. She has twenty years nursing experience and has worked as a generic health visitor for the last six years. Abi has an MSc in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others. She is married, has two daughters and a dog.

Purse
Job title: Community Nursery Nurse
Organisation: Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

A year ago, in a small room at the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference in Bournemouth, Brie shared her experiences. People were moved and enlightened. Based on that, she had been invited back this year.

 

All of us know about, and many will have first hand experience of Postnatal Depression, but what about Post Adoption Depression (PAD’s)? Through her own lived experience of Post Adoption Depression, Brie has become driven to ensure others don’t fall between the gaps as she did and to ensure support becomes the norm for other adoptive families.

 

Brie works tirelessly, much in her own time, to improve awareness of both PAD’s and the adoption journey. Through twitter, blogging, challenging health services and speaking in May at the Public Health England conference her voice is being heard.

 

“Adoptees will require ongoing support throughout their childhood and into adulthood. They will live with ACE’s and significant loss. As a result adoptive families are highly vulnerable. The support they receive needs to be better.”

Rippon
Job title: Senior Lecturer - Adult Nursing
Organisation: University of Chester

Rebecca Rippon is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Chester. Before this, Rebecca worked as a District Nurse in Edinburgh and Chester prior to qualifying as a Health Visitor. Rebecca has also worked and travelled extensively overseas. Having lived & worked in Yokohama, Japan and also Volunteered with various NGO’s, predominantly working with Street Children in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia & The Philippines, she also volunteered on a Kibbutz in Israel. Rebecca now lives in Chester with her Husband, four children and giant dog. She holds an MA in Cultural History alongside her SCPHN MSc and Nursing qualifications.

Rodrigues
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, Education, South East, South West & Ireland
Organisation: Unite Health
Sealey
Job title: Specialist School Nurse (SCPHN)
Organisation: Children and Family Health Surrey

Katrina works as a Specialist Practitioner – School Nurse, for Children and Family Health Surrey. Katrina was awarded ‘Rising Star’ by the Nursing Times in November 2017 after publishing a children’s book around emotional literacy. Katrina qualified as a nurse from Kingston University in September 2015 and worked as a school staff nurse until competing her SCPHN training in 2017, as School Nurse. Katrina has a keen interest in Digital Services and has been involved with a variety of in-house IT projects.

Slavin
Job title: Nurse Consultant for Early & School Years
Organisation: Public Health Agency, NI

Siobhan has over 30 years experience working with children and families within Health & Social Care and has worked in a variety of settings as a Registered Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor, Sure Start Manager and Change Manager for the Early Intervention Transformation Programme, NI

Since 2001 Siobhan has been involved in a number of multi agency , multi disciplinary partnerships which have been working collaboratively at a regional and local level to improve outcomes for children.

Smith
Job title: Founder and Programme Advisor
Organisation: ICON: Babies Cry, You Can cope

Suzanne is a registered nurse and Health Visitor who 25 years experience specialising in safeguarding both within community and acute settings. She has a special interest in the prevention of Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) and covered the topic in her PhD in 2008. After traveling USA and Canada in 2016 researching prevention programmes, Suzanne developed ICON: Babies Cry, You Can Cope. Since taking up the role of Director of Safeguarding at the DBS, Suzanne continues her work with ICON as a volunteer.

Stimson
Job title: Health Visitor
Organisation: SCPHN and Unite Rep

Nicola is a qualified as a nurse after completing training at St James University Hospital and qualifying in 1995. She initially worked in Lincolnshire on medical wards, HDU and a 6 bedded medical unit and then qualified as a health visitor in 2003 and has been working in Lincolnshire since then loving my job which I am very passionate about. In 2019 Nicola decided to  be a Unite rep to support staff and herself through their recent journey with current employers. Nicola has always wanted to come to conference but never thought she would be here doing a workshop. What a journey this year has been.

Sumpton
Job title: MECSH UK, Implemenation Consultant
Organisation: Maternal Ealry Childhood Sustained Home-visiting {MECSH}

Wendy Sumpton is a trained Nurse, School Nurse, Health Visitor and a Queens Nurse since 2010. Wendy is one of two MECSH-UK implementation Consultants who work with existing, new and emerging MECSH sites throughout the UK. This involves all aspects of implementing the MECSH programme into Health Visitor teams and supporting them to be self-sustaining in delivering MECSH. Wendy completed a Postgraduate diploma at the Tavistock in the Mental Health of Children and Adolescence and worked in CAMHS as a Primary Mental Health Worker. This encompassed Youth Offending where she developed a service delivering mental health assessments to first time offenders. As a Health Visitor she worked as the specialist for teenage parents, setting up services around this. In recent years she has been a Supervisor for the Family Nurse Partnership and MECSH manager for a London borough. She is an advocate for Health Visiting in general with an ongoing interest in the emotional and mental health of the 0-19 population. This is an exciting time for Wendy and for the emerging MECSH programme in the UK.

Taylor
Job title: Executive Committee Chair
Organisation: CPHVA
Toolan
Job title: Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Clinical Lead, NEWPIP
Organisation: Newcastle Parent Infant Partnership/Children North East

Peter Toolan is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and Parent-Infant Psychotherapist with over 30 years’ experience of working with babies, children and parents, in the NHS and voluntary sectors.  He has held posts of Principal Child Psychotherapist at the Maudsley Hospital and Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London and is currently Clinical Lead for the pioneering Newcastle Parent Infant Partnership, one of only seven ‘PIP’s nationally, supported and part-funded by the charity PIP UK.

He is a well-known clinical teacher and supervisor and has run a highly regarded 10 week course in Infant Mental Health in many parts of the UK since 2001. He received the AIMH UK Award for his ‘Outstanding contribution in promoting infant mental health’ in June 2019.

Trotter
Job title: Assistant Director for Education and Standards
Organisation: Nursing and Midwifery Council

Anne is currently the Assistant Director for Education and Standards in the Education & Standards directorate at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Her role includes responsibility for ensuring we meet our statutory duty in relation to Education and Standards we set.  Anne is currently leading on the delivery of the strategic education change programme at the NMC that has successfully published new standards for Future Nurse, education and training standards that includes the new standards for student supervision and assessment and nurse and midwife prescriber standards. Anne is now working on the development of our Future Midwife standards and is leading on the review of our remaining post registration standards.

 

Anne is registered with the NMC as a children’s nurse and adult nurse. Prior to joining the NMC in 2010 Anne held senior roles in higher education within nursing, midwifery and medical education. During her career she has also held clinical and practice development roles in NHS settings, in both Scotland and England.