Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Dave McGroarty, Head of Protection & Victim Support, Safeguarding Unit, Home Office
  • Deanna Nielson, Head of Safeguarding, Action for Children
  • Phil Ashford, Response Unit Operational Lead, NWG Network
  • Gill Gibbons, CEO Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE)
  • Megan Brock, CSE Coordinator, Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Ginny de Haan, Service Lead – Regulatory Services, Slough Borough Council
  • Reanne Turner (event chair), CSE & Missing Coordinator, London Borough of Newham
  • Further speakers TBC


Tackling child sexual exploitation is a key priority for both Government and local services. More needs to be done to safeguard children, building on the pillars of tackling offending, reducing vulnerability and supporting victims.

Join us in March to hear from Dave McGroarty, Safeguarding Unit, Home Office and receive an up-to-date brief on what is being done at a national and local level to combat CSE. You will explore the Government’s strategy and learn from good practice case studies to take back and implement in your own setting.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Update of Government action to tackle CSE and the national picture 
  • Funding and commissioning update: opportunities for frontline services
  • Strengthening multi-agency working across local authorities, police, health services, the third sector and other partners
  • The Children and Social Work Act 2017 and its impact on child safeguarding
  • The key role of the criminal justice system in preventing CSE and punishing offenders
  • Practical steps to tackle CSE and advice from successful local strategies
  • Working with local partners to build resilience and ensure a robust response to CSE

About the day:

The morning session will look at the national landscape of CSE. Delegates will explore Government priorities and how these can transfer into local action. 

The afternoon session will focus on good practice and what successful local work is being done across the police, local authorities, health services, the third sector and others to tackle CSE.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: Calum.Ennis@westminster-briefing.com

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those whose role deals with CSE or child safeguarding, including local authorities, police forces, children's services, frontline practitioners, social workers, local safeguarding children boards, health professionals, the voluntary and the community sectors.

Thursday 15th March 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295 | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector & Non for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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