Safeguarding Children: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation
- 08:30 - 13:30
- The Place Aparthotel, Manchester
Kathy Boardman qualified as a Youth Worker in 1992. She has had an amazing time working in all aspects of youth work based within Cheshire County Council, detached youth work, development of Youth Work Hubs and One Stop Shop Provision, Duke of Edinburgh Award, ASDAN, Foundation Learning, Full and Part Time Alternative Curriculum Packages for Schools, Rural Youth Work, schools based, project work, Political Awareness Work, Community Development, partnership work with the voluntary Sector. She also developed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender work with local young people and targeted provision for young people with differing abilities. Kathy also managed the Drug Intervention Service for a two year period.
In 2000, Kathy became Teenage Pregnancy Coordinator for Cheshire County Council and developed the County Plan, pulled together the County Strategic Group and developed localised groups within each borough. In 2002 Kathy became Children Services Service Manager in a locality within Cheshire.
In 2008 Kathy was outsourced to Connexions Cheshire and Warrington and took the role of Inclusion and Development Manager leading on the delivery of Positive Activities for young people, and was also the lead for Looked After Children and Young People with Differing Abilities. She was also the Lead for Missing Children and Young People.
For the past three years Kathy has been designing, implementing and managing Child Sexual Exploitation and Missing from Home Services for a number of Local Authorities on behalf of Catch22. She is fully trained in Child Sexual Exploitation, trafficking and other related fields. She has been responsible for the development of the Catch22 Online database that enables Local Authorities to have almost instant Report Cards detailing themes and trends for Missing Incidents and Profiles of young people at Risk or Confirmed Victims of Child Sexual Exploitation. The Report Cards also evidence any work undertaken by Catch22 and any impact on the child.