PIER21: Tackling Online Child Sexual Abuse: A focus on offenders and protecting children

Poster for PIER21: Tackling Online Child Sexual Abuse: A focus on Offenders and Protecting Children Jointly hosted by The Policing Institute for the Eastern Region and CC Simon Bailey, PIER21: Tackling Online Child Sexual Abuse Conference: A focus on offenders and protecting children will be held online on Tuesday 29 June and Wednesday 30 June

We will bring together leading researchers to present the most up-to-date research and evidence in the investigation and prevention of online CSA with an important focus on implications for improving our collective response – not just in terms of investigation, but also prevention through education, intervention and awareness.

This year’s PIER conference is aimed at professionals and commissioners responsible for safeguarding children and providing victim services. On day one, it will showcase what is being done to combat the CSA/E threat, the latest technology available to law enforcement colleagues targeting abusers and the emergence of new threats.

On day two, the conference will focus on prevention, intervention and commissioning opportunities to demonstrate why working with offenders and the families of offenders is such an important element of a multi-faceted approach to tackling the issue.

The conference dates coincide with Simon Bailey’s last two days in post as Chief Constable for Norfolk and he will take the opportunity to share with delegates his reflections and observations about what has been achieved to date and what the challenges are for the future.

Confirmed speakers for the conference include:

  • Robert Jones, NCA
  • Professor Mark de Rond, Cambridge University
  • Professor Sarah Brown, University of the West of England
  • Professor Peter Lee, University of Portsmouth
  • Katherine Stewart, The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Professor Kieran McCartan, University of the West of England
  • Professor Heather M. Moulden, McMaster University, Canada
  • Professor Rachel Armitage, Huddersfield University
  • Dr Nadia Wager, Huddersfield University
  • Professor Ethel Quayle, University of Edinburgh
  • Donald Findlater, Lucy Faithfull Foundation
  • Professor Pamela Taylor, Cardiff University
  • Susie Hargreaves, Internet Watch Foundation

Registration for the conference will provide you with:

  • access to recorded sessions post event
  • opportunities to connect one-on-one with other delegates via chat function
  • business card drop function for more information from sponsors
  • access to networking opportunities
  • access to the online exhibition hall
  • access to all online presentations for up to two weeks post event.
Book your place at PIER21

The cost for two days is £85 per person, which offers real value for two days to hear from leading academics in the field and law enforcement colleagues who are leading the response to this threat. There is also an option to book for just one day, at a cost of £50 per person.

We do hope you will be able to join us for what will be another exciting and thought-provoking event in the PIER calendar.

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