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Tackling Child Criminal Exploitation: Disrupting County Lines and Associated Violence

Date:     Wednesday 16th September 2020

Time:     10:00am - 2:00pm

Venue:  ONLINE Live Webinar - Check Your System / Device Compatibility


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With most schools closed for almost half a year and in-person social care provision compromised due to COVID-19, many vulnerable children and young people have lost the vital support systems provided by teachers, children’s centres, youth clubs, and social workers, therefore becoming increasingly at risk of neglect, abuse and being drawn into drugs and criminal exploitation. Furthermore, as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, a difficult economic outlook and rising unemployment provides fertile ground for county lines gangs to groom and recruit vulnerable children and young people.

Recognising the challenges ahead, the Government has pledged more than £34m in emergency support to help troubled families, safeguard vulnerable children and enhance support. Additionally, the Department for Education announced that the Innovation Programme will provide £12m in funding for 14 projects to tackle the increased risks faced by children and young people. Funding alone, however, will not solve this problem. Now more than ever, it is vital for local agencies to work together to focus on implementing preventative measures which effectively identify, support and re-engage these children.

This timely Policy Foresight live webinar brings together key partners from local authorities, police, education, child protection, looked-after / children in care, health, youth services, housing, third sector and other statutory agencies to examine the key issues at this difficult time, and explore innovative solutions to disrupt county lines gangs, reduce associated violence and protect children and young people from exploitation and harm.

Resource - 22nd March 2020: Supporting vulnerable children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Latest News - 23rd April 2020: Knife crime in England and Wales rises to record high, ONS figures show

Latest News - 2nd May 2020: Emergency funding to support most vulnerable in society during pandemic

Latest News - 3rd June 2020: County lines gangs 'adapting' to COVID-19 lockdown, new report warns

Latest News - 5th July 2020: County lines gangs disguised drug couriers as key workers during coronavirus lockdown

Latest News - 21st August 2020: More than 100,000 young people supported as violence reduction units get new funding boost

09:45am

Delegate Online Login


10:00am

Chair's Welcome and Opening Remarks


10:10am

Opening Session


10:50am

Comfort Break


10:55am

Panel One


12:00pm

Comfort Break


12:10pm

Panel Two


1:05pm

Comfort Break


1:15pm

Panel Three


2:00pm

Final Questions and Chair's Summary & Closing Comments


2:10pm

End of Online Seminar

*Please note the programme and timings are subject to slight alteration without notice

NCLCC

Duncan Evans, NPCC County Lines Lead for Child Exploitation, National County Lines Coordination Centre


Barnardo’s

Detective Inspector Jimmy Belmar, Serious and Organised Crime Prevent Coordinator, Merseyside Police


Merseyside VRP

Detective Superintendent Andrew Ryan, Head, Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership


Children’s Society

Ellie Fairgrieve, Head of Delivery, Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme, The Children’s Society


Manchester City Council

Jayne Horan, Complex Safeguarding Lead for Greater Manchester, Manchester City Council


Howard League

Andrew Neilson, Director of Campaigns, The Howard League for Penal Reform


Crest Advisory

Joe Caluori, Head of Policy, Crest Advisory


St Giles Trust

Junior Smart OBE, Founder and Business Development Manager, SOS Gangs Project; St Giles Trust


Rescue and Response Project

Megan Hatton, Operations Manager, Rescue and Response Project


TONIC

Matthew Scott, Director, TONIC


  • Local Authority Officers & Councillors
  • Central Government Departments & Agencies
  • Directors of Children’s Service
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Teams
  • Children & Family Services
  • CAMHS Practitioners
  • NHS Health Workers
  • Family & Parental Support Workers
  • Domestic Violence Co-ordinators
  • Troubled Families Teams
  • Community Safety Teams
  • YOS/YOT Managers & Members
  • Police Authorities
  • Police & Crime Commissioners
  • Police Youth Engagement Officers
  • Neighbourhood Policing Officers & Practitioners
  • Organised Crime Police Teams
  • Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs)
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Coordinators
  • Drug & Alcohol Action Teams
  • Youth & Community Workers
  • Youth Inclusion Officers
  • Community Safety Officers & Managers
  • Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnerships
  • YOI Governors & Managers
  • Probation Officers & Managers
  • Offender Managers
  • Local Criminal Justice Boards
  • Criminal Justice Liaison Teams
  • Youth Inclusion & Support Panel Members
  • Chairs & Chiefs of Probation Boards
  • Social Workers
  • Head Teachers, Deputy Heads & Assistant Heads
  • Pupil Referral Units
  • Education Welfare Services
  • Local Education Authorities
  • Community Psychology & Mentoring Services
  • Court Service, Judges & Magistrates
  • Criminologists
  • Diversity & Equality Officers
  • Voluntary & Community Organisations
  • Academics & Researchers

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