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Child Protection Forum – Newcastle

Wed September 7 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


SESSION 1: Signs of Abuse and Neglect in Children (Dr Chris Vedeler – Medical Lead CP Team) 

SESSION 2:  Cultural Safety and Child Protection (Pettina Slade – DCJ Cultural Hub) 

  • Why are our indigenous families overrepresented in the child protection system?
  • Practical tips for health workers in engaging with our indigenous families

SESSION 3:The Scary Stuff in Child Protection (Helen Bell – CP Team Clinical Nurse Consultant)

  • How do I tell the family I’m making a report?
  • What if I’m wrong about my suspicions?
  • How do I remain professional when involved in child protection cases?
  • How do I look after myself?

 SESSION 4: Who is JCPRP? (Newcastle JCPRP) 

  • Where do the referrals come from?
  • What is their referral criteria?
  • What is the role of each agency?

SESSION 5: Case Study Discussion by Child Protection Team Panel (CP Team)

  • Discussion of case involving sentinel injury with CP Paediatrician, CPSW, JCPRP

John Hunter Hospital

Lookout Road
New Lambton Heights, 2305 Australia