Checkpoint Torbay turns 25 years old this year

Events marking the decades spent supporting children and young people suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect:


Our Checkpoint Torbay service, with Dr Margot Sunderland (Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London), are holding a conference  ‘Conversations that Matter’ for  professionals committed to improving the well-being of children and young people. 

From Kent to Cornwall, we run local services to support young people at risk of sexual exploitation or harm, living in care, or let down by the systems meant to protect them.

What to expect on the day

Young people need access to healing conversations, without these, their feelings remain unmanageable. Learn what to do, what to say and how to be:

  • Why therapeutic conversations are vital to heal mind, brain and body: evidence based theories of changes
  • Naming the pain, psycho-education and the importance of giving the child a coherent narrative
  • Conversations that matter: Key tools and techniques for positive change and building resilience.
Date: Monday 27 March 2017
Venue: Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, Northwood Lane, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EG 
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Supported by




A drinks and canapés reception at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, Northwood Lane, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EG on Monday 27 March 2017 from 5pm to 7pm. We want your help to do more to reach the young people who need us the most and, at this reception, you can learn more about the impact of our work, our ambitions and how you can be involved moving forward.

We work with 1,083 children and young people in our youth at risk service and 916 young people intensively in the South West. Young people with severe and complex needs who are at risk of sexual exploitation or harm, living in the care system or are a young carer and struggling to cope.

During the reception, we will be joined by professionals from local, young people services, who will have attended our practitioners’ conference earlier in the day; plus our own frontline workers, who will share their experiences of supporting young people, and a former service user.

The reception is free of charge - places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please confirm your attendance by Friday 10 March.

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Our services in the South and South West