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FiLiA Confrence

I will be speaking at the Filia Conference on the 20th of October. I will be speaking about Gangs and Child Sexual Exploitation from a female perspective and what I am doing to support those at risk or victims of these crimes.  

Please click the link for tickets and info. Hope to see you there.   https://filia.org.uk/   


Missing People presents ‘Missing and Child Criminal Exploitation - How to support victims exploited through county lines’


Missing People in partnership with St Giles Trust will be hosting ‘Missing and Child Criminal Exploitation – How to support a victim exploited through county lines’ on Thursday 4th October 2018 from 09:45 – 13:30.

This event is an opportunity to bring professionals together to look at proactive responses and evidence of best practice when supporting vulnerable children and their families living through such turmoil.

We know that young people who are criminally exploited to become drug mules are very vulnerable and are often forced to go missing for days or weeks at a time leaving them exposed to further abuse, violence and other risks while away. Left behind are families and carers who not only face the trauma of ambiguous loss but the worry that their loved-one (or they) will be seriously hurt or harmed.

Therefore, this event looks to bring together representatives from the police, social services, criminal justice system, voluntary sector and more to look at findings from Missing People and St Giles Trust’s most recent Home Office funded project and explore how we can effectively work together to help young people and families affected by county lines and missing.

Speakers include a mother’s lived experience plus representatives from all professional backgrounds sharing knowledge, best practice and an opportunity for open discussion.

Ticket prices include light refreshments.

For any other information about the event, please contact partners@missingpeople.org.uk or call 0208 392 4525

Kent University Identity and belonging conference 2018

. Out of the Shadows spoke on behalf of females involved in Gangs and Child Sexual Exploitation at the Ministry of Justice via Skype for international women’s day 2018