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Child Safeguarding and Mental Health from Multiple Perspectives

3 April, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us for this month’s seminar which focuses on child safeguarding and the mental health impact from multiple perspective.

About this Event

Professor Jane Callaghan – ‘Children’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse: Implications for Mental Health Services’

Director Child Wellbeing & Protection, University of Stirling


Professor Callaghan is the Director of the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection. She is a psychologist and interdisciplinary researcher, with an established record of research in areas related to childhood, violence, family life, relationships, discrimination and exclusion, and mental health and identity.

Some of Jane’s current and recent projects include supporting care leavers’ engagement with Higher Education, support needs for women and infants after domestic abuse, and programmes to reduce young children’s risk in relation to abuse. In addition, she has completed projects focused on mental health services for looked after children and young offenders, the transformation of mental health services to increase young people’s participation in the interventions offered to them, creative interventions with young people excluded from education, and young care leavers’ engagement with higher education.


Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten – ‘Mental Health and Safeguarding in Childhood and the Legacy of the Deserving/Undeserving Paradigm’

Associate Head (Research and Innovation) and Reader in Childhood Studies, University of Portsmouth


Dr Sims-Schouten has a long-standing interdisciplinary research interest in the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people and everything that has an impact on their life trajectories, including povertyobesityand education. Wendy has worked with numerous partners which has led to funding from prestigious sources (including the Wellcome Trust) and she is also currently the editor of the international journal- Children and Society.

Wendy has also launched the Mental Health in Childhood and Education (MICE) Hub, a digital platform providing opportunities for collaboration of the latest research, policy and practice in related areas.


University of Portsmouth
Room 4.09, St Andrews Court
St Michael Road, Portsmouth PO1 2PR