Today our Founder, Professor Andrew Rowland, and Director of Nursing, Dianne Cook, participated in the second ‘Empowering Practice and Inspiring Innovation’ event on child abuse at MediaCityUK today, which was hosted by the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford University, sponsored by NHS England.
The aim of the event was to discuss and modify the health response to child abuse in Greater Manchester.
Dianne Cook said:
“This event was a fantastic opportunity for professionals, working with children, young people and families, to come together to discuss how they can better identify and respond to cases of suspected abuse, including child sexual exploitation.
SicKids believes that hearing the voices of children and young people is vitally important to ensure that services designed for them are as they would wish them to be, and so that they are able to be at the centre of creating safe places for them to live and work, in communities that properly protect their interests.
SicKids hopes to be able to support projects that advocate for and with children and young people in the North West of England and our Trustees will be keeping a careful watch for projects that fit with our objectives and charitable purposes.”