Exploitation 2020: Tackling the culture and challenges of trafficking, slavery and county lines

June 18-19 2020

Sibson Building at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

Would you like to join our prestigious Keynote speakers and delegates from all areas of Child Protection to be a part of this major conference? We are now looking for presenters under these themes – although you are free to submit another if you feel it would be of interest:

  • Exploitation: victims and perpetrators
  • Sexual exploitation, Trafficking, slavery, County Lines, and Gang Violence – looking at convergences
  • 4P Approach to tackling exploitation (Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Participation)
  • Working with adults and 16-18 year olds
  • Innovative practice for engaging children and building resilience
  • Theoretical approaches to safeguarding (e.g. contextual safeguarding)
  • Evidence based practice (What works for you and why?)
  • Historical child abuse and contemporary responses

We particularly welcome papers/workshop proposals/posters concerning adults affected by exploitation as well as children and young people.

Keynotes confirmed so far:

Dame Vera Baird DBE QC, The Victims Commissioner for England and Wales

Dr Carlene Firmin MBE, Principal Research Fellow, The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking

Dr Daniel Rhind, Specialist in Sport and Child Protection, Reader and Chartered Psychologist, Loughborough University

David Spicer, Barrister and former AoCPP Chair, Author of Operation Sanctuary: Joint Serious Case Review Concerning Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adults with Needs for Care and Support

Prof Jane Reeves, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Innovation in Child Protection and Co Director of the Centre for Child Protection

Dr Samantha Warner, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, honorary lecturer Salford University, board member AoCPP

Please find all details here and the application form here Please note, the deadline for submission is Friday February 21.

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