Confirmed speakers include
Ian Dean, Director, Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse
Kenny Gibson, National Head of Safeguarding, NHS England
DCS Jason Gwillim, Easy Area BCU Commander, Lead Responsible Officer for CSE, Metropolitan Police Service
Clare Bushell, Child Protection Co-ordinator, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP), National Crime Agency (NCA)
Helen Leadbitter, Area Manager and National Young Carers Lead, The Children's Society
Sarah Hegarty, Operational Manager, The Children’s Society
Gill Gibbons, CEO, Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE)
Ewen Weir, Director of People, Newcastle City Council
Charlene Sykes, Service Manager, Children's Social Work Services, IMAP (Integrated Multi Agency Partnership), Extended Hours and Child Exploitation, North Lincolnshire Council
Ann-Marie Brierly, Head of Safeguarding Children , North Lincolnshire Council
Child sexual exploitation is a crime with devastating and long lasting consequences for its victims and their families. Many children are unaware that they are being exploited, due to the tactics employed by perpetrators. Although it is estimated that the police only hear about 1 in 8 cases (NSPCC 2017), the number of global sexual abuse referrals has rocketed and for the first time, the National Crime Agency is engaging with children as young as four, in a bid to help protect them online.
Westminster Insight’s national conference will explore the latest guidance and innovative best practice to prevent CSE, support victims and disrupt and prosecute perpetrators. Join with colleagues from local authorities, police, health and the voluntary and community sector to hear the latest national and local perspectives on how to successfully prevent and tackle child sexual exploitation in your community.