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Safeguarding Children: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

  • Wednesday, 22 April 2015
  • The Place Aparthotel, Manchester
  • 08:30 - 13:30
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The Safeguarding Children: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation conference will address and seek to provide solutions to better protect children and young people against such sexual abuse crimes. The meeting will bring together professionals working in this field to examine the current situation, identify the risk factors, review recent cases and reflect on the lessons that can be learned.

Recent high profile cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE) such as in Rochdale, Oxford, Derby and Rotherham shocked the nation’s awareness into the existence of a particularly repulsive violation that has for the most part gone unnoticed. Children and young people have a fundamental right to be protected and it falls to all of society to safeguard them. A fundamental change in culture and attitude, supported by greater awareness and knowledge, are the key drivers to ensuring a safer future.

Child sexual exploitation is not a new phenomenon; historical cases of high profile celebrities is testament to this. CSE takes on many forms and can take place anywhere. Until recently it has not been treated as a priority when it should have. More now is being done to protect victims and pursue and prosecute perpetrators however there is still a great deal of work to be done.

Join us at the Safeguarding Children: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation conference where a line-up of child protection professionals and other experts will examine the issues of CSE within the UK. Now that society’s consciousness had been awakened to the horrors of such crimes the conference programme will examine how best to protect our children and young people in the future.

Delegates will gain information on areas such as identifying risk factors, working in collaboration, prevention strategies and law enforcement which will benefit them in the provision of their child protection duties. Case studies will describe examples of best practice whilst ample time for networking will enable further knowledge sharing.

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The Place Aparthotel, Manchester

The Place Aparthotel, Manchester

The Place Aparthotel is the transformation of a Grade II listed former cotton warehouse into award-winning serviced apartments. The historic importance of its strategic location next to canal and rail links continue today with guests enjoying easy access from Piccadilly Station, which is just around the corner, as well as easy road access and on-site parking.

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