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Touch: trust, timidity and taboo in professional care for children and young people who have been rejected, neglected and abused

10/02/2017 - 09:30 to 16:30

£50 – £80

Objectives for the day:

  • To consider the latest research on ‘affective touch’ and its place in professional child care.
  • To clarify the issues around recommended practice guidelines and/or current perceptions on the employment of touch in schools, children’s homes and foster/adoptive family homes.
  • To discuss safeguarding issues for both young people and their carers.
  • To decide whether the ‘touch taboo’ issue is one which the BPS and he DECP should take a more robust and positive stance.
  • To draft a series of principles and guidelines concerning touch in childcare and educational contexts.

Venue

BPS London Office
30 Tabernacle Street
London, EC2A 4UE United Kingdom

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