The situation can get out of control very quickly when children or young people display harmful sexual behaviour.
A calm and methodical approach to this group of vulnerable children and young people is essential.
All frontline workers need to be confident to manage cases in order to promote a consistent approach across their locality and ultimately, to maximise outcomes in treating the ‘whole child’.
Many local authorities and partner agencies are looking to develop a joined-up approach to service delivery, but advancement can be patchy when service delivery nationally is inconsistent. The biggest priority is to glean best practice, multi-agency approaches to overcome challenges in working with this group of young people.
Expert speakers at this event include:
|Professor Simon Hackett, School of Applied Sciences, University of Durham||Julie Henniker, Project Manager, The Assessment, Intervention and Moving On Project (AIM)||Liz Calderbank, HM Chief Inspector, HMI Probation||Sharron Wareham, Research Practitioner, Barnardo's Taith Service|
This advanced and informative one-day conference will share cutting edge research and best practice approaches to develop multi-agency service delivery for children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour.
Attend to consider case studies and:
- Hear findings of the latest national thematic study of best-practice, multi-agency approaches to service delivery and learn what good practice looks like
- Recognise key messages from current research including the importance of ‘social anchors’ and how to improve outcomes for children and young people
- Explore new developments in assessment and intervention models
- Discover what research says about how practitioners make decisions and possible cost implications of The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
Benefit from workshops and case studies that address the challenges of working with specific groups that include:
- Adolescent girls
- Pre-pubescent children
- Young people with a learning disability
Plus, join our extended discussion forum to discover multi-agency best practice and compare strategies with our expert panel.
This is an essential event for all professionals including safeguarding teams, youth offending teams, probation services, clinical psychiatrists, forensic mental health, adoption and foster care professionals.