Safeguarding and Young People's Conference

100 Years Young - futureproofing Generation Alpha
100 Years Young - futureproofing Generation Alpha

Tickets are now available for 100 Years Young - Futureproofing Generation Alpha, a not-to-be missed conference for anyone who works with young people.

Featuring an impressive line-up of expert speakers, the one day event on Wednesday 26 September at Safety Central, Lymm, Cheshire, will shine the spotlight on educating, engaging and safeguarding young people, in particular how we can target Generation Alpha, young people born after 2011 and predicted to be the most transformative generation ever.

The conference speakers have been drawn from the breadth of the sector and will explore issues such as firesetting, arson, anti-social behaviour, changing behaviours and how digital experiences can help futureproof the young.

We're delighted that the CEO of IFE, Dr Graham Cory will give an opening statement address, Chris Cloke Head of Safeguarding in Communities with the NSPCC is our keynote speaker and Cheshire Fire Authority's Young People Champion Cllr George Hayes will be giving the closing address. They will be sharing the stage with presenters who include:

  • Cllr Sara Rowbotham, Deputy Leader of Rochdale Borough Council and former sexual health worker who exposed the Rochdale grooming scandal. Sara has recently been honoured with the NHS Heroes Special Recognition award for her dedication, commitment and courage to the 47 young girls identified as victims in Rochdale, resulting in the conviction of 19 men. Find out more about Sara

  • Phil Garrigan, Chief Fire Officer, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and National Fire Chiefs Council Children and Young Persons lead. The UK Fire and Rescue Service has a statutory duty to promote fire safety, placing the prevention of fires at the heart of their activity. The engagement and education of children and young people is just one way in which this is fulfilled. Find out more about Phil

  • Joanna Foster, Director at fabtic, working with at-risk children and young people. Specialising in firesetting  behaviour, Fabtic has extensive experience in working with at-risk children, managing frontline staff and supervising volunteers. Find out more about Joanna

  • Jeff Coghlan, founder of interactivity-emphasised web experience agency Matmi. Jeff and his team created Sparkton for CFRS, an educational fire safety platform which they now supply to many UK fire and rescue services. Find out more about Jeff

  • George Martin, Fire and Rescue Service National Liaison Officer at The Prince’s Trust. George will be accompanied by Yasmin, who has benefited from The Prince’s Trust programme as a young person and now works for them as an Assistant Team Leader. Chief Inspector Sean Lynch will also be joining them. They will be talking about knife crime and young people, tackling the issues in partnership. Find out more about George

Places on 100Years Young – futureproofing Generation Alpha cost £99+VAT for IFE members, public and third sector representatives and £125+VAT for non-members and private sector delegates.

Parking is available at Safety Central but if you prefer to let the train take the strain we have arranged a shuttle service between Warrington Bank Quay station and Safety Central. Shuttle spaces can be reserved when you book your conference place.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

To book a place visit - 100 Years Young - futureproofing Generation Alpha (opens in new window)

If you need any further information you can call Group Manager Anthony Jones on 07776297863.

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