CONFERENCE: Making Justice Work for Victims of CSA / CSE – Jan 5th 2018

Date: 5th January 2018 (9:30 – 16:45) |  Leeds Trinity University

Basis Training and Adele Gladman have teamed up to organise a conference on a topic close to our heart. Too often we hear of criminal justice experience not taking the victim into account as well as it could – but now and again we also see and hear of examples of good practice – both of which we want to highlight in this conference in order to make a real difference to victims of CSA/E across the country.

This unique 1 day conference gives you the chance to see the criminal justice system like you have never seen it before. The conference offers a choice of workshops and lectures, giving you the chance to learn from a range of high profile speakers- survivors and their family members, senior representatives from central government, survivors, highly experienced practitioners, and academia sharing their practical experience and the latest research. In sharing innovative work across the UK, this conference offers true value for money, enabling participants to gain unique insights from a range of perspectives to take back into practice.

Speakers include:

Survivors and parents sharing their experiences of the criminal justice system

Hannah Marsden – Author of 2017 Barnardo’s report the Journey to Justice

Maggie Oliver – Former detective, family liaison officer, and whistleblower Rochdale

Liz Jenkins – Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor

Dr. Kate Ward – Consultant Pediatrician (Specialising in child protection and vulnerable victims)

Delegates will have a choice from a number of lectures and workshops, including presentations from leading academics, researchers, and practitioners.

Topics to be covered:

  • Understanding a victim’s early experience and issues of vulnerability
  • The impact of trauma and the consequences for criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Seeing the criminal justice system from the victim’s point of view; exploring victim care models within police investigation and at court
  • Understanding how juries interpret information and make decisions
  • Gaining insights into the criminal justice system from a prosecution perspective
  • Reflecting on lessons learned from Rotherham and Rochdale CSE cases
  • Pilots aimed at improving victims’ experiences in giving evidence

Tickets can be booked here!

Please note: Delegates will be invited to book onto four (free) workshops following their purchase of a day ticket.