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Protecting our children: vulnerabilities to grooming

University of Kent, Centre for Child Protection

Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 09:45 to 16:15 (BST)

Protecting our children: vulnerabilities to grooming

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Conference delegate 15 Jun 2017 £70.00 £4.34
Student concessions only 15 Jun 2017 £35.00 £0.00
Speakers and support 15 Jun 2017 Free £0.00

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Dear Delegate, 

Thank you for booking your place onto our 'Protecting our children: vulnerabilities to grooming' event and we look forward to meeting you on Thursday 15th June at our Canterbury Campus.

Please now book your workshops 1 and 2 in advance at this link.  Places are allocated on a first-come-first served basis.  

Further details on the event: 

Protecting our children: vulnerabilities to grooming

Venue: Woolf, University of Kent, Canterbury

Date: 15th June 2017

Time: 09:45 – 16:15

Tickets £70, student concessions £35

Conference Programme

Chair Sue Gower, Kent Safeguarding Children’s Board

Keynote Speaker:Professor David Shemmings, Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent:  'Grooming and faith-based abuse'

Keynote Speaker:
Dr Paul Rigby, University of Stirling: ‘Child Trafficking - The Socio-economics of grooming’

Speakers include:

Nick Wilkinson, Kent County Council: ‘Prevent and Channel - the local context’

Professor Jane Reeves, Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent: Introduction of the new child protection simulation on grooming for radicalisation “Maryam and Joe: Behind Closed Doors.”

Aida Malovic, Tizard, University of Kent: Young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who display harmful sexual behaviours: their needs, vulnerabilities and grooming experiences


Michelle McCarthy, Tizard, University of Kent:‘Domestic Violence against women with learning disability by non-disabled partners, is that grooming?'

Naomi Bannister, London borough of Islington and Carly Elias, The Children’s Society: ‘Grooming and exploitation: Do we really care?’

Claire Pascoe, Independent Social Worker: 'Internally trafficked children: 'hidden' - or unseen?

In the afternoon there will be the opportunity to choose two interactive workshops.

Parking: Your parking permit will be available to download 2 weeks before the event. You will need to print and display it on your dashboard. Parking at the University is limited particularly in term time, so we do recommend public transport. if you need to drive, the permit will be available at this link from 1st June. under the second tab ‘Parking Information and parking permit’. The permit allows you to park in only those listed car park zones, please see the reverse of the permit for a map of these all. Unfortunately places cannot be reserved. If you hold a Blue Badge you may park in any of the marked bays available in all car parks. Please note it is a large campus and it is important to read the directions to the venue. 

Directions to the venue: From any of the car parks, make your way to the Woolf College (D6 on page 2 of the Canterbury campus guide), also available on the third tab on the above link ‘Directions to the University of Kent’. Tea and coffee on arrival and lunch are provided. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know as soon as possible so we can cater for this. If you wanted to arrive early the Gulbenkian cafe is near to the venue (J10 on the map) 

You will be need to book your break out session prior to the event and will be sent a link to make your choices.  If you have any questions or need any more information, please email or call 01227 827546. 

    1. The University reserves the right to cancel the Training up to 10 days before the Commencement Date. In the event of such a cancellation the University shall endeavour to contact you by email to inform you of the cancellation. The Client is responsible for checking details for any cancellation before travelling. The University is not responsible for any travel or accommodation costs incurred as a result of the cancellation.

    2. The Client may cancel this Contract at any time by sending notice of its cancellation in writing to the University Key Contact (Commercial). If this notice is received less than 28 days before the Commencement Date the following cancellation charges shall apply:

      Notice period                                    Percentage of Price payable                     

      Less than 14 days                             100%                                      

      Between 15 and 21 days                  50%                                                    

      Between 22 and 28 days                  25%

                    More than 28 days                               0%                                                

If the performance by either party of any of its obligations under this Contract (other than a payment obligation) is delayed or prevented by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, then that party shall not be in breach of this Contract because of any delay in performance.  However, if the delay in performance exceeds six months the other party may cancel this Contract with immediate effect by giving notice to the affected party.

Do you have questions about Protecting our children: vulnerabilities to grooming? Contact University of Kent, Centre for Child Protection

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University of Kent
Woolf College
Giles Lane
CT2 7BQ Canterbury
United Kingdom

Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 09:45 to 16:15 (BST)

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University of Kent, Centre for Child Protection

The Centre for Child Protection (CCP) was launched in October 2012 and from the beginning has aimed to get to the heart of child protection training by using innovative ideas and the latest technology. It combines contemporary research with an online, multi-professional advanced MA, and cutting-edge child protection simulations. CCP is a centre of excellence and innovation in training, research and practice. It is aimed at the full range of professionals involved in child protection. 

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