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The Merseyside Child Exploitation and Missing Children Half-Day Conference

May 1 @ 09:00 - 16:00

The Merseyside Child Exploitation and Missing Children Half-Day Conference

These two, half day conferences have been organised to launch a new, coordinated approach to tackling child exploitation in Merseyside. Both the morning and afternoon session are free to attend and are aimed at anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities as part of their role.

This conference is split into two sessions. The Morning session will run from 9.30 – 12.00pm (9am – 9.30am Refreshments). This session is then repeated in the afternoon from 1.30pm – 4.00pm (1.00pm – 1.30pm Refreshments).

Topics covered on the day will include:

  • The introduction of the new pan-Merseyside Missing From Home and CE protocols
  • The push and pull factors of child exploitation
  • The latest from the police on the ‘County Lines’ issue in the North West
  • The launch of the updated Listen To My Story online resource

Speakers on the day at one or both sessions will include:

  • Margaret Carney, Chief Executive, Sefton Council
  • Jane Kennedy, Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Serena Kennedy, Assistant Chief Constable, Investigation and Intelligence, Merseyside Police
  • Kara Haskayne, Service Manager, Safeguarding Children Unit, Sefton Council
  • Ellie Fairgrieve, Child Exploitation and Missing Children Senior Service Coordinator, Catch 22
  • Pam Foster, Operational Shield Team Manager, Knowsley Council

There will also be a performance from a group called Afterthought, which has been successfully showcased in towns and cities across the North West to highlight to the public the issues of child criminal exploitation.

There will also be a selection of networking stalls available for attendees to speak to any of the different local authorities and other local partners and support agencies.

To confirm your attendance, please visit the Eventbrite page here. All attendees need to be registered individually. Please note there are 250 spaces available per session.

Parking is very limited at this venue. There is on-site parking but it is allocated on and a first come, first served basis. We encourage all attendees to travel together if possible to avoid delays.