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Complex Safeguarding Conference - May 2019

Complex Safeguarding: Emerging Issues and Recurrent Themes  - 28th May 2019

In May 2019 the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children’s Board (RBSCB) and Adults Board (RBSAB) hosted a conference for practitioners from different agencies throughout the borough, from both children’s and adult services. 139 people attended the conference.  This follows a highly successful Complex Safeguarding conference held in October 2018.

The conference was opened by Jane Booth, Chair of the RBSCB and RBSAB.

Jane was followed by Gail Hopper, Director of Children’s Services and the Greater Manchester Lead for Complex Safeguarding, who gave an update on initiatives and developments in both Rochdale and wider Greater Manchester.

Michael Martin, an acting inspector on temporary promotion working on the Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking threat for Immigration Enforcement at the Home Office then gave a presentation about Sham Marriages.

The third keynote speaker was Dean Coady OBE, an ex-soldier and ex-police officer who is now Chief Executive of Urban Life Solutions. Dean He is currently employed as an Independent Trainer, developing and delivering resource and training packages for safeguarders and young learners in relation to radicalisation and extremism, Street Gangs, Crime and Consequence and Community Cohesion.    

The speakers were followed by six workshops, which were repeated throughout the day so every attendee had the opportunity to experience each workshop.

The presentations from the day are here:

Complex Safeguarding (Gail Hopper)

Sham Marriage (Michael Martin)

Radicalisation and the rise of the far right in Rochdale (Greater Manchester Police) sorry this presentation is not available

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (Hope for Justice)

Adult Survivors of CSE (Rochdale Adult Care)

Disrupting exploitation in Greater Manchester (The Children’s Society)

Extremism – Multi-Agency Responses within Offender Management

‘Honour’ Based Violence (Project Choice) (link to information leaflet rather than the presentation)

Unfortunately we are unable to share Dean Coady’s presentation here. 


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