Annual conference

PIER has organised three international conferences which brought together leading figures from government, police, the third sector, academia, and industry to discuss new approaches to the investigation of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).

Held in 2017, 2019 and 2021, these events were co-hosted with the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) lead for Child Protection and were attended by over 500 delegates from across the United Kingdom.

The annual conference is our biggest event of the year. It brings together a diverse and focussed audience and present the most up-to-date and cutting-edge research and evidence in the investigation and prevention of CSA.

We bring together leading researchers from both the UK and internationally to share their knowledge and thinking with a focus on what it means for policy makers and front-line practitioners working to protect children from abuse. The online space in 2021 provided opportunities for networking and interaction.

The workshop sponsors and tech partners were Magnet Forensics, Blue Lights Digital Training, Camera Forensics, Qumodo, Cyan Forensics and Accenture.