Working together to enhance police responses to child sexual exploitation and related vulnerabilities
We are happy to announce that the next Police Research Forum entitled Improving police engagement with young people affected by CSE and other forms of CSA will be held on Tuesday 22nd November in Birmingham.
The focus will be on young people’s engagement in the criminal justice process and will feature some of the work of the Experts by Experience groups.
One of the top themes identified by the initial strategic needs analysis undertaken by staff from the CSE & Policing Research Hub was the issue of effectively engaging with young people affected by CSE and other forms of CSA. As a result we have established our ‘Experts by Experience’ (EBE) group. These are young people from across the country who participated with us in a number of activities since the Spring to look at how the police can improve their safeguarding responses to young people. This work will culminate in a residential in the Lake District this October half term, where some of the EBE will come together with officers from across the country to take this work forward and create solutions to some of the previously identified challenges. The results of this experience will be shared at the research forum.
11.00 Arrival and Coffee
11.30 Welcome and introduction - Dr Debbie Allnock, Project Manager of the CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub - University of Bedfordshire
11.45 Messages from previous research about young people’s experiences of engaging with the police - Dr Camille Warrington and young people from the Youth Advisory Board at the International Centre Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking, University of Bedfordshire
12.15 The ‘Experts by Experience’ (EBE) project - Dr Fiona Factor
12.35 The EBE and police residential – co presentation from a police officer and EBE participant
13:45 Solutions to the challenges identified - co presentation from a police officer and EBE participant
14:00 Table discussions on the presentations – co-facilitated by EBE participant and police officer
14.30 Solution focused feedback
15:00 Tea break
15:15 Moving forward – what next?
15:45 Thank you and close
This forum is free and lunch and refreshments are provided. Spaces are limited however and reserved for police officers only, so book your place early by contacting Brian Rose, at Brian.Rose@beds.ac.uk.
Location: Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre Pershore Road, Birmingham, B5 7RN Tel: 0121 626 8390 / Int 802 3902