New Date TBC

The Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference will explore leading solutions and practical insights into effectively preventing, tackling and identifying child sexual exploitation across the UK.


Coronavirus update: Inside Government has now postponed all its planned conferences, forums and training courses until June. We are in the process of scheduling new dates and will be in touch with all booked delegates. The health and wellbeing of our delegates, contributors and staff is at the forefront of our concern and we appreciate your support in taking this step and your patience in awaiting new dates. Please get in touch if you need any further information, at




Councillor Gordon Watson
Deputy Leader of the Council and Advisory Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services,
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Anna Watson
Manager of Special Services for Exploited Children,
London Borough of Redbridge
Professor Claudia Bernard
Professor of Social Work, Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies,
Goldsmiths University of London
Kenny Gibson
Head of Safeguarding,
NHS England
Janet Glover
Metropolitan Police Service
Laura Hillier
DI -  Vulnerability - Central Specialist Crime,
Metropolitan Police Service
Frances Flaxington
Senior Associate, Innovation Unit and Member,
The National Crime Agency Independent Ethics Reference Group
Iryna Pona
Policy and Research Manager – Youth at Risk,
The Children’s Society
Will Gardner OBE
Childnet International
Sheila Taylor MBE
NWG Network
Gita Hargun
Service Manager for Families Together Hub,
London Borough of Redbridge
Sabina Samad
Service Manager for Community Social Work and Family Intervention Team,
London Borough of Redbridge
Mark Whelan
National Training and Partnership Coordinator,
Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE)






Great day -  useful, relevant information and a forward thinking agenda

Quality Development and Compliance Manager, Lancashire Constabulary

Excellent variation of speakers from different agencies giving insights and shared knowledge from across the field

Safeguarding Sergeant, Thames Valley Police

I felt that it was a very well organised Conference. The speakers were passionate about their role which was apparent within their presentations.

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Hopewell School

Interesting and useful speakers - given us a lot of ideas on how to move forward organisationally to tackle the issue of CSE in a more robust way as there is still a long way to go.

Children's Services Practitioner, NSPCC

It was my first time attending and I found the whole event insightful and a valuable opportunity to network.

Child Sexual Exploitation Coordinator, London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council

Central London

Venue Information TBC