Wednesday 11th November 2015
The Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Lancashire
3rd Annual Conference for Partner Agencies and Safeguarding Boards
Child sexual exploitation and abuse affects all our communities. While the full extent of this crime is still unknown, recent Government research has shown that it is not confined to one area or community.
Tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse must be via a joint, multi-agency approach. Whilst government can lead the national response, local authorities, police, education, children’s and health services have a statutory duty to work together to identify and stamp it out in their area. Communities must also help to tackle the problem, identifying those children and young people at risk as victims.
Now in its third year, this conference will aim to raise awareness of CSE and provide a platform for speakers and delegates to provide feedback on what is working well and what is not. IT will also provide an opportunity to explore some of the initiatives and tools that are being used to tackle these often complex areas of criminality.
This year’s conference will include input in relation to online child sexual exploitation and the potential dangers posed by a growing trend in the use of social media.
Delegates will also hear from the BLAST Project about the particular issues of child sexual exploitation and abuse from a male perspective.
Confirmed speakers include:
Carron Fox, Research and Policy Officer, Barnado’s
Phil Mitchell, Project Coordinator, The BLAST Project
Dr Jane Reeves, Co-Director, Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent.