KCS Africa Conference 2020

KCS Africa Conference 2020

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Keeping Children Safe, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, is delighted to announce our member's networking conference in Africa, which will be held from 8th to 9th January 2020, in Nairobi, Kenya.

The event, which focuses on Child Safeguarding in Education and Youth Programmes and will provide KCS members, child safeguarding practitioners and researchers with a platform to network, share experiences, the latest research, challenges and good practice.

The event is free to all working in child safeguarding.

Register your interest today!

A complete programme of the event will be released closer to the date of the conference:

Working Groups
8 January 2020
Open to all

Following the success of the Working Groups at our last Annual Members' Conference in London we now look to build on their progress. We will be continuing the discussion on: victim /survivor centred approaches; supporting partners to develop safeguarding measures; and child and youth participation in safeguarding.

9 January 2020
Open to all

Our speakers and the KCS Team will be leading discussions child safeguarding through evidence-based communication and information, promoting donor and researcher involvement in supporting and undertaking studies, building capacity and improving knowledge of child abuse internationally.

The discussions will cover:

  • Safeguarding Children in Conflicts and Crisis Situations – One third of our members are operating development, education and health programmes in protracted conflicts and crises. How can we implement effective child safeguarding in the context of emergencies?
  • Supporting Partners – Two thirds of our members support partners with multiple programmes in the region. How can we best support them to implement effective safeguarding measures?
  • Safeguarding Culture in Education – Half of our network members support education programmes in the region. How can we work together to make sure all children are safe to learn?
  • Victim /Survivor Centred Approach – How do we best support the victims and survivors of abuse?
  • Safeguarding children and youth in Sport – All children and youth have the right to participate safely in sport. How can we ensure they are protected from abuse?
  • Child and Youth participation in safeguarding – Sharing good practice and developing key guidance for the network.

Attendance and Registration

The event is free to all working in child safeguarding. To sign up for a place at the event please register here.  

Should you require further support or information please do not hesitate to contact William Harris, our Child Safeguarding Network Manager.

Please do share this invitation with members of your team, suppliers and partner organisations to ensure maximum network attendance from the region.