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15 January 2019 - The Wesley, Euston Street, London

‘Effecting Change through Child Protection Training’

The conference is relevant to those providing child protection training within any setting, for work with children, young people and their families.

This is a unique opportunity for all those involved in designing or delivering child protection training, for various audiences, to update and refresh their knowledge, build their effectiveness and network with other trainers.

Keynote Speakers: Willma King, Michael Murphy, Almudena Lara, Professor Jane Reeves, Wendy Thorogood, Pat Branigan, Carly Adams Elias and Sue Gower, last year’s recipient of the award.


1 March 2019 - Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

‘Community Approaches to Preventing Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation:

Issues, challenges and opportunities’

Keynote Speakers Include: Dr Sam Warner, Dr Sarah Nelson and Professor Norma Baldwin


6 March 2019 – De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham

‘Witchcraft and Ritual Related Abuse of Children

In this workshop we will explore what we know about ‘witchcraft’-related beliefs and practices in UK child protection.

The day is led by Dr Maria Clark and Professor Julie Taylor, University of Birmingham along with others TBC


18 March 2019 - CVS, Priory Street, York

           ‘The Child’s World: effective assessment practice in challenging times’

A collaborative event with BASPCAN and Jessica Kingsley Publishers to launch the publication of the book ‘The Child’s World: Good Assessment Practice’ by Emeritus Professor Jan Horwath and Dr Dendy Platt

The conference theme is good assessment practice for a multi-disciplinary audience, exploring topics such as assessment of parental capacity for change, sexual abuse by peers, and domestic violence.

Speakers: Emeritus Professor Jan Horwath, Dr Dendy Platt, Dr Aideen Naughton, Professor Jane Barlow, Professor Simon Hackett and Dr Peter Sidebotham



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