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Agenda

  • Day One
  • Day Two
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers.

A short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

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9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Frances Flaxington
Frances Flaxington
Senior Associate, Innovation Unit
Member, The National Crime Agency Independent Ethics Reference Group
Confirmed
9:45 am
Independent Inquiry Update: Recommendations for Tackling Child Sexual Abuse

The IICSA will share their latest research and insights into key issues related to CSA, and consider how to tackle trends in abuse.

This session will include time for questions.

Senior Representative
Senior Representative
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
Confirmed
10:20 am
Practical Guidance Session: Improving Multi-Agency Working to Prevent CSE
  • Reflecting on the increased importance of information-sharing among child safeguarding stakeholders including police, local authorities, schools and charities, particularly in light of the changing nature of exploitation due to the impact of COVID-19
  • Advising on how partner agencies can work together to better identify risk and deliver early interventions to prevent abuse and exploitation
  • Sharing best practice for how different agencies can help raise awareness and understanding among children and young people about CSE, to help prevent harm

This session will include time for questions.

Sheila Taylor MBE
Sheila Taylor MBE
CEO
NWG Network
Confirmed
10:50 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:10 am
Investigations Update: Using Key Findings to Create New Strategies

This session will share findings from Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman investigations where child sexual exploitation has been a feature.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Understanding the role of the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman
  • Findings from investigations where child sexual exploitation has been a feature
  • How councils and other organisations can support children and young people to make complaints

This session will include time for questions.

Emma Stephens
Emma Stephens
Investigator
Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO)
Confirmed
11:40 am
NPCC Guidance Update: How Police Forces Can Effectively Deliver the Tackling CSA Strategy
  • Learn how key features of the new government strategy builds on work already being carried out by police
  • Understand how Operation Hydrant is being used to improve lesson-learning across police forces, and ensuring best practice is shared widely
  • Hear about police efforts to encourage and facilitate increased reporting to tackle offending and re-offending
  • Discover NPCC plans for working with the NCA and other partner agencies to be part of a successful multi-agency approach to end abuse and exploitation

This session will include time for questions.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley QPM
Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley QPM
Child Protection Abuse Investigation Working Group
National Police Chiefs' Council
Invited
12:05 pm
Inadequate to Outstanding: Learning from a Successful Journey of Improvement

After being judged ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted in 2011, leaders at Cornwall Council embarked on a sustained program of cultural change to improve performance and outcomes for children, achieving an overall rating of ‘Good’ in 2016 and ‘Outstanding’ in 2019. One of the most important areas of change has been Cornwall’s culture and approach to working with young people at risk of exploitation.

In this session, you will learn about key elements of improvement to embed in your local authority, including:

  • Empowering the confidence and capabilities of social workers and social care practitioners, to develop a clearer, research informed understanding of risk factors and vulnerabilities and to undertake skilled relationship-based direct work to address them
  • The impact of innovative preventative and Early Help services, maintaining a graduated, proportionate approach based on a commitment to social justice
  • Creating a nurturing environment for social workers to learn and develop as part of their role, through a core curriculum and career and qualification pathways that enable practice to flourish
  • Developing innovative evidence based services and intervention based on analysis of risk and need, including a specialist edge-of-care service for adolescents
  • A commitment to Children’s Rights and listening to children as the foundation of sensitive, child focused practice
  • Multi-disciplinary working, particularly the impact of integrated psychology services in helping practitioners understand and respond to children’s experiences of trauma

This session will include time for questions.

Ben Davies
Ben Davies
Service Director for Children and Family Services
Cornwall Council
Confirmed
12:35 pm
Chair’s Summary
Frances Flaxington
Frances Flaxington
Senior Associate, Innovation Unit
Member, The National Crime Agency Independent Ethics Reference Group
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Interactive Discussion and Networking Session

This session will be an opportunity to join with the Conference chair, speakers and fellow delegates in an interactive breakout room, and continue to conversation, ask questions, and share your key takeaways from the day and next steps to tackle CSE in your context.

1:00 pm
End of Day One

*Programme subject to change

9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers.

A short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Frances Flaxington
Frances Flaxington
Senior Associate, Innovation Unit
Member, The National Crime Agency Independent Ethics Reference Group
Confirmed
9:40 am
Panel Discussion: Preventing and Tackling Online Child Abuse and Exploitation

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • Exploring the particular challenges of preventing online abuse, and the joint-working efforts underway to try and address this
  • Considering the role of different agencies in stopping online abuse, and reporting and removing exploitative content when discovered
  • Looking at international best practice in preventing online child abuse, and how UK agencies can seek to implement new approaches based on this learning
  • Examining the success and future potential of policy and official guidance in preventing online abuse, including through the ICO Age Appropriate Design Code, and the Government’s Online Harms White Paper
Michael Tunks
Michael Tunks
Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager
Internet Watch Foundation
Confirmed
Will Gardner OBE
Will Gardner OBE
CEO
Childnet International
Confirmed
Olivia Robey
Olivia Robey
Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Policy Lead
Centre for Social Justice
Confirmed
10:20 am
Panel Discussion: Addressing the Link Between Child Criminal and Sexual Exploitation

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • Considering the impact of the pandemic on increasing child criminal exploitation, and how to tackle trends and relationships that have developed through this time
  • Highlighting the link between criminal and sexual exploitation, and how to help raise awareness of this link among children and young people as well as key trusted adults
  • Sharing successful approaches to preventing and addressing exploitation, including through local multi-agency partnerships and information sharing across county lines
  • Exploring how to break the cycle of children and young people acting as perpetrators and also becoming victims
Rob Jones
Rob Jones
Child Abuse Lead
National Crime Agency (NCA)
Invited
Kate Wareham
Kate Wareham
Director – Young People and Families
Catch22
Confirmed
Phil Spencer
Phil Spencer
Training and Practice Officer
ECPAT UK
Confirmed
11:00 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:20 am
Practical Guidance Session: Getting it Right when Interacting with Parents

This session will outline guidance for agencies working with parents, including schools, police, local authorities and others, on how to best engage with parents of children who are being or have been exploited.

Key takeaways will include:

  • How to ensure non-abusive parents are seen, and engaged with, as a partner and helpful resource
  • Understand the important role of parents and carers in breaking sexual and criminal exploitation
  • Making contextual assessments of home life and related relationships for every child, to better plan the ongoing risk-monitoring or multi-agency support required
  • Helping parents become trauma-informed, as well as educating them on how exploitation happens, for more holistic engagement

This session will include time for questions.

Lindsay Dalton
Lindsay Dalton
CEO
PACE UK
Confirmed
11:45 am
Panel Discussion: Delivering Effective Support for Victims and Survivors

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • Exploring how different forms of abuse and exploitation will require different forms of ongoing support, and methods for ensuring all providers are trauma-informed
  • Understanding how initial preventative support might differ to that provided for victims, but also what must be done to prevent the risk of a child or young person re-entering a cycle of abuse
  • Considering the role of different agencies in delivering support, including police, health and social care partners, and how to sensitively share information between these to keep the response child-focused
  • Adapting support for children and young people from different communities and backgrounds, to ensure responses are personalised and culturally appropriate
Safina Bi
Safina Bi
Lead Practitioner
Barnardo’s
Invited
Adeniyi Alade
Adeniyi Alade
Service Head Childline Development Programme
NSPCC
Confirmed
Kenny Gibson
Kenny Gibson
National Head of Safeguarding
NHS England
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Practical Guidance Session: Improving Police-Led Trauma-Informed Responses to CSE

This session will share an update on the VKPP efforts to improve the responses of police forces to CSE, including through disseminating learning reviews from key incidents.

The successes of the Prevention Network will be reflected upon, and advice will be shared for police staff on how to become more trauma-informed, to more effectively prevent, and respond to, children and young people facing CSE.

The ongoing role of the VKPP in influencing the NPCC National Vulnerability Action Plan will also be highlighted.

This session will include time for questions.

Phil Ashford
Phil Ashford
Senior Project Manager
National Policing Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (VKPP)
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Chair’s Summary
Frances Flaxington
Frances Flaxington
Senior Associate, Innovation Unit
Member, The National Crime Agency Independent Ethics Reference Group
Confirmed
12:55 pm
Interactive Discussion and Networking Session

This session will be an opportunity to join with the Conference chair, speakers and fellow delegates in an interactive breakout room, and continue to conversation, ask questions, and share your key takeaways from the day and next steps to tackle CSE in your context.

1:30 pm
End of Day Two

*Programme subject to change