ImageNOTA is hosting a one day conference in the midlands on the 20 June 2013, to explore the the theory, research and practice related to child protection and organisational safety.  Speakers include Marcus Erooga, Donald Findlater and Joe Sullivan.
The conference is being organised to to develop understanding of the abuse of children and young people by people in positions of organisational trust, and how this understanding can improve prevention, intervention and treatment efforts.

  • KEYNOTE 1 – Situational Prevention – What are the Lessons being Learned by Organisations that work with Children about the Prevention of Sexual Abuse? Donald Findlater, Director of Research and Development, Lucy Faithfull Foundation; Sexual Abuse Prevention Campaign, Stop It Now! UK & Ireland
  • KEYNOTE 2 – Inside the Minds of Professionals who Sexually Molest the Children with Whom they Work. Dr Joe Sullivan, Director of Behaviour Analysis & Forensic Psychology, Mentor Forensic Services, Cork, Ireland
  • KEYNOTE 3 – Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Implications of Research about Abuse in Professional Settings. Marcus Erooga, Independent Child Protection Consultant, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield and Associate Editor, Journal of Sexual Aggression

Afternoon Breakout Sessions – Delegates should book 2 of the 4 breakouts
1: Grasping the Nettle: Working Locally to Tackle the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People. Jan Norton, Independent Consultant.
2: Safeguarding Through Sport: Risk Reduction and Case Management
Nick Slinn, Social Worker and Development Office in the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sports Unit (CPSU)
3: Boundary Violation in Therapeutic Work: Effects, Risk Indicators and Organisational Issues. Dr Tanya Garrett, Clinical and forensic psychologist and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham. Rosie Gray is studying towards a Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at the University of Nottingham.
4: Case Study of a School Headmaster/Preferential Paedophile: Denial, Risk and Public Protection Issues. Professor Daniel Wilcox, Clinical and forensic psychologist.
Marguerite Donathy, Assistant Psychologist working in private practice.
In addition, several forensic psychology doctorate students will be delivering poster presentations outlining their research studies. Topics include adolescents who sexually harm, treatment effectiveness for child molesters and sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities.
For more detailed information, visit the NOTA website here.

© Jonny Matthew 2013