Improving Responses to Child Exploitation Conference 2021

Basis Young People’s Child Exploitation Conference 2021: ‘Improving Responses to Child Exploitation
Date: March 16th 2021, 10-3.30pm | Location: Online
Cost: £40; £30 for students and charities; £25 for 5+ tickets purchased together

Bookings can be made via Eventbrite 

Basis Young People and Basis Training are excited to announce that we are hosting our third biennial conference ‘Improving Responses to Child Exploitation’ on Tuesday 16th March 2021.

Taking place during the week of Child Exploitation Awareness Day, the conference will promote the vital message that “Child Exploitation Hasn’t Gone Away”. Bringing together speakers from across the field, plenaries and workshops will address how professionals can work together to improve societal and professional responses to the continued exploitation of children, ensuring victims and survivors are at the heart of all we do. Such work is more vital now than ever as these urgent subjects have threatened to become lost in news cycles and our partnership work faces unprecedented obstacles.

Throughout the day, speakers and facilitators from across the country will share cutting edge research and innovative practice developments on key subjects around child exploitation. Our speakers all have substantial experience working in child protection, with a particular focus on issues that are too often silenced or unheard within this field.

Confirmed speakers include: Holly Archer and Scarlett Jones (The Holly Project); Maria Cassidy (NWG); Jahnine Davis (ListenUp Research Co-Founder and Director; Researcher, Kingston University); Gemma Scire (Systems Change Researcher); Speakers from SPACE (Stop and Prevent Adolescent Criminal Exploitation); Camille Warrington (Senior Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire); Dominic Willmott (Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University); Practitioners from Basis Young People.

Workshop and Plenary Titles include:

– Realities and Roadblocks in (C)CE led by SPACE

– The Impact of Adultification: Safeguarding Black Children led by Jahnine Davis

– The New Normal? Creating Opportunities to Work Alongside Parents as Safeguarding Partners led by Maria Cassidy

– Exploring how notions of childhood, victimhood & agency affect the identification of, & responses to, sexually exploited boys led by Stacey Maher

As well as delivering workshops on issues such as Child Sexual Exploitation and Boys and post-abuse support, the Basis Young People’s Team will be launching our new service delivery offer on the day. We would love to see you there to discuss the new developments we are making to how we support young people and survivors of sexual exploitation.

The conference will be held online due to COVID restrictions. While we, of course, wish the situation was different, we hope that this online conference will be a new opportunity to unite sector leaders in child protection from across the UK, lowering access barriers and enabling delegates to attend that may have been unable to attend our previous conferences.

Tickets are priced at £40; £30 for charities and students; and £25 if 5 or more tickets are purchased at the same time. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite here.  All proceeds go towards funding Basis’s frontline practice work with young people within the charity. Tickets will include resources developed with Basis staff and informed by their work with service users.

If you have any further questions regarding the conference and booking, please get in touch with Sarah Horton via email.