Aim of Forum: -
To provide an up to date platform in which practitioners can explore policy, practice and research in the protection of vulnerable Boys and Young Men at risk of CSE.
To provide NWG Network with an opportunity to update the forum on the work of the NWG and its network.
The learning from the forum will be shared to inform the NWG through the other Forums at the NWG.
To share ‘good practice’ and lessons learned.
To contribute to solving problems and finding solutions to local/national barriers to practice.
Provide feedback on client’s needs, concerns and interests.
To ensure that Boys and Young Men are consulted and engaged in both the development of policy and practice.
Feedback information about the community to establish developmental needs and creative interventions.
To comment and advise on national policy and practice
Monitor and evaluate services, resources and strategies that impact on the client group.
To help promote and publicise projects and services
Act as a planning tool – so that the forum can be consulted on service development and provision.
The agenda will include a presentation from Elizabeth Ackerley "Children and young people's experience of police involvement" along with a number of presentation from the Terrance Higgins Trust on their work with Young Men, and the use of Grindr by young Men led by Jo Tedds Swish Communication Manager at Terrace Higgins Trust. In addition there will be updates from NWG and Blast.
10.00 - 10.30: Registration, Tea & Coffee.
Presentation by Elizabeth Ackerley, University of Bedfordshire:Children and Young People’s Experience of Police Involvement
13:00 – 13:45 Networking Lunch (not provided)
Presentation by the Terrance Higgins Trust:
Terrance Higgins Trust and Their Work with Young Men
Presentation led by Jo Tedds, Swiss Communication Manager:
THT Projects Involving BYM including Issues of Sex Working and CHEM Sex and
The Use of Grindr by Young Men
15:00 – 15:45 Discussion Zone
15:45 – 16:00 AOB, Evaluation and Close
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