Safeguarding Children from Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Confirmed speakers:

  • Maithreyi Rajeshkumar, Policy and Communications Manager, Childnet International
  • Susie Hargreaves OBE, Chief Executive, Internet Watch Foundation
  • Jonathan Taylor, Online Safety and Social Media Consultant / Former Covert Internet Investigator, Metropolitan Police
  • Holly Gordon, Development and Impact Manager for Protect and Respect Programme, NSPCC
  • Dana Braithwaite, Trustee & Co-Founder, StopSo UK
  • Peter Saunders FRSA, Founder NAPAC
  • Further speakers to be announced


This April the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office came together to publish an Online Harms White Paper which seeks to protect internet users from harmful and abusive behaviour on the internet. Meanwhile, the UK Council for Internet Safety has recent released new guidance for managers and practitioners working alongside children. With young people accessing the internet through a variety of platforms from such a young age, and the Government prioritising the regulation of online behaviour, how can organisations across the public sector ensure that children are being protected from sexual exploitation and online grooming both inside and outside of the home?

Join us at this upcoming Westminster Briefing event for an up to date brief on how communities can work collaboratively between the Police, Child Services and Schools to safeguard children from online sexual exploitation. This event will bring organisations together under the multi-agency safeguarding system and explore both preventative measures against exploitation and how best to support the victims of child sexual exploitation.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Exploring the new Online Harms White Paper and its approach to child sexual exploitation
  • Utilising guidance from UK Council for Internet Safety for Managers and Practitioners
  • Update on safeguarding policies: how revised duties should be processed within the multi-agency safeguarding system
  • Promoting safeguarding and online safety: proactive approaches to protecting children online
  • Identifying the reoccurring themes in online child sexual exploitation and spotting the red flags
  • Effective communication and collaborative working between local partners: exchanging operating methods and practices
  • Responsibilities of the Police, Schools and Children’s Services in responding to online child sexual exploitation
  • Learning from peers: best practice models for safeguarding victims of child sexual exploitation
  • Overcoming strategies used by perpetrators to target children: responding to grooming

About the event:

The morning session will focus on an update on the national policy landscape with a particular focus on identifying the signs of online child sexual abuse and how different public sector support networks can respond quickly and effectively to warning signs.

The afternoon session will examine practical case studies and proactive strategies to tackle the perpetrators of sexual abuse and support victims.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in protecting children from sexual exploitation online, including: units who deal with sexual exploitation locally and nationally, community safety and CSP teams, the police, PCCs, local authorities, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, children’s services, social workers, pupil referral units, headteachers, school health and wellbeing teams, school nurses, primary care trusts, Victim Support among many more.

Futher information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

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Wednesday 19th June 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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