- 09:00 - 16:00
- The Studio, Manchester
Justin Humphreys is joint Chief Executive at the independent, Christian safeguarding charity, thirtyone:eight. Established in 1977 and currently working with over 10,000 organisations across the UK and worldwide, the charity has been at the forefront of safeguarding in faith contexts for over 40 years. Justin's career working with children, young people and their families with a specific focus on safeguarding spans over 30 years. During this time, he has worked in statutory and third sector settings to senior/executive level.
Justin currently chairs the Christian Forum for Safeguarding; a collaborative forum for the national safeguarding leads from many of the mainstream Christian denominations and networks across the UK. He is also the founder (alongside Sarah Champion MP) and principal advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Safeguarding in Faith Communities and through thirtyone:eight provides the secretariat. Justin is also a member of the expert advisory group on the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in the international aid and development sector at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (formerly Department for International Development).
He has undertaken numerous peer-reviewed, academic research projects focusing on different aspects of safeguarding in Christian contexts and is a Visiting Lecturer in Applied Psychology at the University of Chester. Justin is also co-author of the recent publications ‘Just Leadership: Putting justice and integrity at the heart of how you lead’ (SPCK, 2021) and ‘Escaping the maze of spiritual abuse: Creating healthy Christian cultures’ (SPCK, 2019). He holds a Master’s degree in Child Protection and Strategic Management (Edinburgh Napier), a Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management (Derby) and a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Social Work Studies (Central England).
Justin lives in the South West of England and has been married for 28 years with three adult children.