Children as young as six are currently experiencing criminal exploitation, according to The Children’s Society. An increase in online grooming has provided more avenues for perpetrators to access vulnerable children, and children’s services are facing extremely high demands for support which is making it increasingly difficult for them to prevent and tackle child criminal exploitation (CCE). In order to prevent vulnerable children from being exploited and groomed into conducting criminal activity, robust local partnerships across councils, police, schools and the voluntary sector must be formed so that practitioners can ensure children don’t fall through gaps in the system and receive the wrap-around care they deserve. Through sharing and engaging with best practice across the public sector, practitioners can work to prevent child criminal exploitation, and support victims and their families.

  • At least 46,000 children in England are thought to be involved in gangs
  • 84% of parents are worried about county lines in their area
  • 4,000 teenagers are being criminally exploited in London alone

The Children’s Society, 2021

Join us at The Combatting Child Criminal Exploitation Conference 2023: Developing a Multi-Agency Approach to hear the latest policies and initiatives from experts across the public and voluntary sectors in preventing CCE and supporting victims. You will hear best practice case studies covering a range of key topics, including engaging with parents, implementing a multi-agency approach and ensuring access to support services for people experiencing CCE. You will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the public and voluntary sectors to share common challenges in working in partnership to tackle child criminal exploitation.

Why Attend:
✓ Hear the latest national updates and funding for tackling child criminal exploitation
✓ Best practice strategies for providing effective wrap-around support to children experiencing child criminal exploitation
✓ Hear exemplary case studies from a range of local authorities, police forces and charities
✓ Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across the public sector
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Police & Criminal Justice, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Juliana Bernal, Research Assistant, Mission 89 (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Working In Partnership to Recognise Multi-Exploitation and Deliver Effective Services and Support

    • Outlining current policy updates and identifying appropriate responses and measures
    • Best practice guidance for communicating and tackling exploitation concerns with external agencies
    • Engaging with people with lived experience to enhances the delivery of child exploitation services
    • Identifying emerging trends in criminal exploitation and overcoming new challenges

    Evan Jones, Director of Criminal Exploitation Development, St Giles Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Early Identification: Protecting, Safeguarding and Supporting Children and Families

    Suzanne Taylor, Assistant Director Impact – Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation, Barnardo’s (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break 

  • Case Study: Ensuring the Safeguarding of Children and Young People: A Child-Centric Approach to Combatting Child Criminal Exploitation & County Lines

    • Developing and implementing a holistic strategy for tackling all forms of child criminal exploitation
    • Providing a multi-agency point of contact for local organisations and residents to report concerns or a child at risk
    • Working in partnership with external stakeholders to deliver CCE prevention, identification and reporting training to all staff who work with children
    • Collaborating with schools to educate pupils on the signs of exploitation and generate awareness of reporting mechanisms for them to safely disclose abuse

    Kendra Houseman, Deputy Head of Practice for Development and Service Manager, Safer London (CONFIRMED)

  • On-Demand Case Study: Missing and Exploitation: National SafeCall Support

    Dr Nikki Reeves, Projects, Development & Policy Manager, Missing People (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers 

  • Breakout Networking: Enhancing Partnership Working in Child Criminal Exploitation Support Services

    Engage in conversations with experts in child criminal exploitation as you discuss the main challenges you face in working in partnership with external organisations. This will allow you to share your experiences and encourage cross sector collaboration to find solutions.

  • Lunch Break 

  • Case Study: County Lines: Preventing and Tackling Violence and Exploitation

    Jonathon Toy, Service Manager Trading Standards and Community Safety, Warwickshire County Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Best Practice in Forming Local Partnerships to Support Children at Risk of Exploitation

    Faye McAllister, Deputy Designated Nurse Safeguarding Children and Children in Care, NHS Northamptonshire Integrated Care Board (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work to tackle child criminal exploitation.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £449.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £379.00+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £649.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month