Triangle’s ‘Opening Doors’ Conference in March 2018, London UK

triangleThe theme of Triangle’s conference will be ‘Opening Doors’, focusing on positive responses when children or young people may be telling or showing you that they are at risk.


The speakers lead the field in research and practice, combining knowledge from social work, policing, law and psychology. Guest speakers include Ann Coffey MP, who will focus on listening to children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation and Professor Jan Horwarth who will focus on the essential need for practitioners to understand the daily lived experience of the child.

The other speakers work together in Triangle’s forensic interviewing, intermediary and training teams. Reg Hooke and Ann Stuart MBE share a background in child protection policing and safeguarding training. Dr Kim Collins lectures in psychology at Teesside Universitiy. Ruth Marchant and Charlie Orrell have backgrounds in psychology and speech and language therapy, specialising in children’s evidence.

The conference will run in London on 13th March 2018, click here to book places.

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Much child abuse goes unreported (e.g. 85% of child sex abuse - Office of Children’s Commissioner 2015).

When a child is at risk, and tries to tell or show you, how you respond is critical.

Children often show or tell that they’re at risk, long before adults notice or act. The ‘don’t do this’ culture - associated with fear of jeopardising evidence - means often early signs may be missed or are picked up, but not acted upon.

This important national one day conference, hosted by Triangle, will give you the practical tools you need to recognise, communicate and act effectively, when children might be showing or telling that they are at risk.

Join colleagues from children’s services, education, health, police, CPS, therapy and early years to:

- Hear and discuss the latest critical research on children’s memory, evidence and trauma.

- Understand how children’s evidence is now being heard in Criminal and Family courts.

- Learn new evidence-based strategies for responding carefully and effectively when children say and do concerning things.

- Take away an evidence based, practical framework for analysis and pick up of safeguarding concerns that will protect the children you work with

- Expand your network, and meet professionals working with children across different fields

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