Conference tickets now on sale- Making Justice Work for Victims Responding to challenges for victims of child abuse and exploitation in the criminal justice system.

Find out more about an incredible practitioner development event organised in partnership with Safeguarding Children (Adele Gladman), Basis Training and Education &  in association with Leeds Trinity University.

This unique 1 day conference gives you the chance to see the criminal justice system like you have never seen it before. We will be offering 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 Paediatrician (Specialising in child protection and vulnerable victims)

and more!!

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

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

To find out more and to book your place, go to


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