Date(s) - Saturday, 2nd November, 2019
9:30 am - 2:45 pm
St Mary Bredin Church
This is the annual Diocesan Safeguarding Conference which is on the theme of
‘WORKING TOGETHER-Safeguarding the Vulnerable’
The conference is open to everybody but is especially relevant to those in parishes responsible for overseeing and coordinating Safeguarding and DBS applications. This year there will be two workshops from PREVENT and BORDER FORCE UK available for all participants. Please book on today using the booking form below.
Registration and refreshments at 9.30am for 10am start. Lunch will be provided. Please indicate whether you wish to stay for lunch and ensure that you notify us of any dietary requirements or accessibility needs. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Parking is limited to the side roads, Park & Ride or Canterbury’s official council carparks. If you have any additional needs (e.g. sight, hearing or mobility impairment) please let us know in advance. We will do our best to accommodate you. There is no parking available at St Mary Bredin unless you have already informed us that you are a Blue Badge holder.
Nick Wilkinson, FCMI – Prevent and Channel Strategic Manager
Nick Wilkinson is the Kent County Council (KCC) Prevent and Channel Strategic Manager. He has extensive experience in criminal justice, counter terrorism and partnership working. He was the chair of the Kent Criminal Justice Board (KCJB) from 2013 to 2016, chair of the Kent Out of Court Scrutiny Board, chair of the Kent Channel Panel and chair of Kent Safeguarding Childrens and Adults Risks, Threats and Vulnerabilities sub group. He is the lead officer for Prevent for KCC and has delivered Prevent training to over 15,000 professionals in local authorities, schools, colleges, governors, police and health over the past two years. He is also a Prevent Peer Reviewer and has led Prevent peer reviews in 2017, 2018 and 2019, most recently in Ealing. He is a member of the National Counter Terrorism Advisory Group and Special Interest Group on Countering Extremism. He retired as an Assistant Chief Constable with Sussex Police in 2012. In August 2011 Nick led the Sussex Police response to serious disorder around the UK.
Nick was a member of the ACPO Children and Young Persons Group and ACPO Drugs Committee undertaking national responsibilities in these areas, including being the ACPO member of the Children’s Interagency Group and National Participation Forum. He was a nationally accredited gold commander for firearms, major incidents and CBRNE incidents. In July 2000 he was in charge of the search for Sarah Payne and has delivered national training on responding to missing children. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and chair of governors at a large East Sussex primary school.
Nick is driven by a quote from Neil Postman – ‘children are the living message that we send to a time we don’t see’ – and believes that as public sector workers we must do everything to prevent and protect children.
Peter Campbell – Border Force
Peter Campbell is a Border Force Higher officer who has thirty-two years’ experience in frontline border protection. Presently Peter is an operational Border Force manager leading a dedicated cohort of officers with specific responsibility for Safeguarding and modern slavery.