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6 December 2017: Criminal Exploitation of Children & Vulnerable Young People across ‘County Lines’: A Partnership Approach

On 6th December 2017, the 4LSCBs covering Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton & Isle of Wight held a conference entitled: Criminal Exploitation of Children & Vulnerable Young People across ‘County Lines’: A Partnership Approach.

The purpose of the conference was to raise awareness of the criminal exploitation of children and young people across ‘County Lines’ and set out the national risk for ‘County Lines’ exploitation. It was attended by 300 front-line professionals from a range of organisations including social care, health, criminal justice, education, voluntary sector and other partner agencies.

Speakers included representatives from Children’s Services within each Local Authority; Hampshire Constabulary; the Home Office; The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking; Crying Sons LTD; Safer London, St Giles Trust and Barnardo’s.

The conference was delivered at no cost to delegates and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

Speaker interviews were recorded with the following professionals and will be available in due course:

  • Craig Dibdin, Chief Superintendent, Hampshire Constabulary
  • Fiona Visser, Tackling Crime Unit, The Home Office
  • Gwenton Sloley,  Director of Crying Sons LTD
  • Jenny Lloyd, Research Fellow, The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking
  • Neil Connolly, Willow Team Manager, Children’s Services

For further information about County Lines exploitation please click here.

12 September 2016: Adopting a Family Approach to Domestic Abuse

The Hampshire Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards held a joint conference on Tuesday 12th September 2017 entitled:  Adopting a Family Approach to Domestic Abuse.

The Conference Learning Outcomes were:

  • To understand what is meant by ‘adopting a family approach’ to working with both children and adults and their families
  • To understand the types and forms of domestic abuse, including coercive control, adolescent relationship abuse, and adolescent on parent abuse
  • To understand the impact of domestic abuse on the family as a whole
  • To understand what support and interventions are available to both perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse, and their families in Hampshire
  • To be confident in the application of legal frameworks and national / local learning in frontline practice