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Intermediaries for Justice: Professional Development Conference


Public, Staff, Students, Academics

Intermediaries for Justice & City, University of London jointly present this professional development conference on understanding the many faces of abuse in order to enable effective participation in the justice system. Theory into practice...a collaboration between researchers, justice practitioners & intermediaries.

This conference aims to:

  • Understand what lies beneath the initial disclosure
  • Consider evidence-based approaches to facilitate communication
  • Reflect on the effects of the justice system on participants

If you are a practitioner who may just wish to know more but have not had direct experience, or if you regularly or occasionally meet a child or adult who is involved in the justice system as a victim, witness or perpetrator, then this conference will be relevant to you and will enhance your professional knowledge and understanding.

Confirmed speakers and workshop facilitators

  • City, University of London's Prof. Lucy Henry, Dr. Laura Crane & Dr. Rachel Wilcock of University of Winchester will share their results from a large empirical study answering the question 'Do intermediaries help young children give better evidence?’
  • Dexter Dias QC. will speak on ‘Modes of Violence Against Women and Girls - FGM and Domestic Violence’ - drawn from his legal experience as Queen’s Counsel, part-time Judge and research at Cambridge and Harvard.
  • SWAAY Residential, Education, Therapy. Swaay is a specialist provider of care for boys&young males 10-21yrs who have displayed sexually harmful behaviour.
  • Respond, UK-based charity supporting people with learning disabilities, their relatives and professionals affected by trauma and abuse.
  • Survivors UK / Clinic 26 is the first UK clinic to offer support for male victims of sexual Royal London Hospital abuse at the Royal London Hospital.
  • Child House Project's Emma Harewood will discuss the Review of Child Sexual Assault (CSA) Pathway for London
  • The Inns of Court's Lynda Gibbs will review the recent ‘Power and Vulnerability’ College of Advocacy Conference with a focus on ‘Abuse by the system’.
  • Dame Joyce Plotnikoff will close the conference

Benefits of attending

  • Hear from a variety of keynote speakers combined with relevant contributions from intermediaries
  • Participate in small group workshops with opportunities for more detailed discussion
  • Meet other professionals from a wide range of public bodies, local authority & 3rd sector organisations
  • See exhibits of equipment and visual aids used to facilitate communication during interview & trial

Ticket pricing

  • Intermediaries for Justice Members: £35
  • Non-members: £70
  • Students: £15

Booking is via the Intermediaries for Justice website. Please click on the sign up button to be directed to the website.

Lunch is included in the cost

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When & where

10.00am - 6.00pmFriday 5th May 2017

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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