Legacy of Adverse Coronavirus Experiences #LACES

The Safeguarding Alliance Annual Conference is for safeguarding professionals from across the globe.


The Safeguarding Alliance is renowned for pioneering policy change and developing national strategies to tackle some of the most challenging safeguarding risks. 


COVID-19 is no exception.


The Coronavirus pandemic has already had a huge impact on the lives of so many children and vulnerable adults. ​For practitioners it has certainly tested resilience, resources and their ability to problem solve.  

Many of you will already be aware that the research and data states that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) will impact later opportunities and wellbeing for adults unless promptly addressed. COVID-19 is the largest transnational adverse childhood experience shared by children globally.  


The Safeguarding Alliance is bringing together professionals, across sectors, and around the globe to come together to develop the #LACES strategy.


Preventing #LACES requires a proactive and cohesive joined approach in order to identify and mitigate against trending risks. 

Together we will not allow the impact of COVID-19 to dictate the future for generations to come.


  • The Safeguarding Alliance Annual Conference
    30 Ιουν, 9:00 π.μ.
    This year we are taking our conference online to explore the Legacy of Adverse Coronavirus Experiences #LACES

Headline Speakers Include

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Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP


Chair of the Education Select Committee 


Tessy Ojo CBE


The Diana Award 

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Colin Bell



The #LACES video series

The Safeguarding Alliance will be introducing a series of #LACES videos over the next few weeks to give you the opportunity to reflect on the many safeguarding challenges #LACES may present.


This week we explain the term #LACES.

Week 1 - Introduction to #LACES

Week 2 - Education

Sessions will include

Delegates will receive a CPD certificate and will have the opportunity to engage with a number of excellent speaker sessions, including, but not limited to:

  • The safeguarding strategy on LACES;

  • The impact COVID-19 has had on education and the long-term implications this will potentially have on children’s futures; 

  • The impact of technologies on young people's lives; 

  • Exploring the links between COVID-19 and dental health in children; 

  • Reviewing safeguarding policies and procedures and the need to adapt our safeguarding approach in light of COVID-19; 

  • Identifying the increased risk of county lines during COVID-19; 

  • Embedding a whole school approach to safeguarding; 

  • Developing strategies to deal with grief in schools; 

  • Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on children's social development; 

  • Providing support to young people with special education needs; 

  • Examining the links between COVID-19, poverty and children's development; 

  • Risk mitigation strategies for the rise in children's mental health referrals; 

  • The impact of long term school closures; 

  • Identifying the increasing number of children at crisis point.


Sponsorship opportunities

The Safeguarding Alliance have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities and packages available on a first come first served basis. 

If you would like to find out more please contact us.