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Exploring Exploitation: South West Regional Conference

UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
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Target Audience
CAH Staff / ECS Staff / External Care Providers / Foster Carers / GP's / Health Practitioners / Manager / Pre-Schools & Nurseries / Schools / Social Care Staff / Voluntary Sector Workers
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Event Types
Course categories
Children and Young People / Safeguarding
Children and Young People subcategories
Children's Social Care / Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding subcategories
Safeguarding Adult / Safeguarding Children
Event description

A 1-day Conference hosted by South Gloucestershire Council, in partnership with NWG and Research in Practice.

Overview of speakers:
* Welcome: Sonya Miller, Head of Service Integrated Children’s Service & 0-25 Service, South Gloucestershire Council

* Redesigning our approach to safeguarding adolescents from exploitation: Dez Holmes, Director, Research in Practice

* Focus on transitions – the national picture: Steve Baguley, NWG

* Exploiter and Exploited within County Lines: Tony Saggers, Strategy, Intelligence and Investigations Expert

* Exploring a public health approach to gangs and youth violence: Nicky Hill, Youth Violence & Exploitation Specialist; Interim CEO StreetDoctors

* Understanding Online Exploitation: Victoria Green, Marie Collins Foundation

* Sharing regional practice:
- Lesley O’Hagan, Bristol City Council: Exploitation and education
- DS Dave Catt, Avon & Somerset Police Topaz team - Identification and disruption
- Sharon Wareham, BASE – Supporting boys and young men

* PLUS sessions on: Q&A Panel session; Identifying local and regional priorities; Chair’s Reflections


Learning outcomes
Participants will:

* Hear the latest research around safeguarding young people at risk of exploitation

* Develop their understanding of di?erent forms of exploitation including ‘County Lines’ and online exploitation
* Explore what a public health approach to exploitation might mean

* Learn about initiatives and innovations in the South West

* Consider how transition to adulthood can be better supported for young people facing exploitation

* Re?ect collectively on local and regional priorities to address exploitation
Start Date
Wednesday 27 February 2019
End Date
Wednesday 27 February 2019
Closing Date
Tuesday 26 February 2019
09:30 - 15:30
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Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event