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Safeguarding and supporting young people exposed to sexual harm

Here you can find the agenda and all the speaker presentations and other materials from the conference

9.30  Registration and Tea/Coffee   
10.00 Welcome   

Opening Address

Young person from the SAFE! service 


The national focus on protecting children from sexual abuse

Graham Ritchie, Head of Police at the Office of the Children's Commissioner 


Knowing when and how to invite a disclosure of child sexual abuse and responding appropriately

Dr Nadia Wager, Reader in Forensic Psychology at University of Huddersfield 


Question and Answer Panel 

Graham Ritchie and Nadia Wager

 11.15 Tea/Coffee Break   
11.45 Breakout sessions  

'...but I am not a trauma therapist...'

Pete Wallis, Chair of Trustees, SAFE!

Practical guidance and brand-new resources based on protective behaviours and restorative approaches to help any adult feel confident in supporting a young person in their care who has been sexually abused.

Information sheet

What is sexting, the law and how to respond: Consulting young people to inform practice

Jo Brown, Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Oxfordshire County Council
April McCoig, Problem Solving Advisor, Thames Valley Police
Rosie Boyes, Youth Opportunities Officer, Oxfordshire County Council









Understanding children's responses to trauma following sexual abuse

Dr Carmen Chan and the Horizon Team - Oxfordshire CAMHS



The Parent's perspective

Janice Nicholls, SAFE! in collaboration with parents of young people


 12.45  Lunch and Networking  
13.45 Breakout sessions (repeated as above)  

Breck's story and how we can work together to improve awareness

Lorin LaFave from The Breck Foundation


Tea/Coffee Break


Introducing new online resources designed with and for young people

Tim Parkhouse, SAFE!


Question and Answer Panel

SAFE! and Lorin LaFave


Closing Address

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley