Addressing child sexual abuse (CSA) is a multi-disciplinary challenge requiring a collaborative, joined-up approach - from frontline professionals up to senior decision makers. We recognise that expertise lies in many different places: in lived experiences, practice knowledge, academic research and policy and our purpose is to facilitate meaningful connections between all of these.
Bringing together a wide range of roles, sectors and organisational levels, ‘Connect 2018’ will deliver a unique and dynamic experience of sharing, learning and shaping future research, policy and practice.
These one-day events will allow colleagues from policing, health, local authority, education, research and the voluntary and community sectors to come together on an equal footing to network, collaborate and share learning. The agenda will feature engaging subject matter experts from across the sector along with our own team here at the Centre, sparking discussion, debate, collaboration and development of effective solutions to transform our ability to protect children from child sexual abuse.
With events taking place in Cardiff and Birmingham, Connect 2018 is open to professionals in England and Wales, across the UK and Internationally.
The event agenda
Hundreds of professionals filled out our survey to share their views with us on what should be covered at our Connect 2018 events.
We are currently using the results of this survey to shape our agenda, which we will upload here when it has been finalised.
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