SOCAMRU Prevention Conference 2019

Current approaches to the prevention of sexual abuse

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NTU’s Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU), in association with the Safer Living Foundation, is hosting its second annual Prevention Conference on Monday 16 December 2019.

Delegates are invited to join in on a day of discussion around current UK approaches to prevention, best practice in prevention treatment and research, and future avenues to tackling sexual crime.

  • From: Monday 16 December 2019, 9 am
  • To: Monday 16 December 2019, 5 pm
  • Registration: 9.00 am
  • Location: Level 0, Teaching and Learning Building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
  • Cost: £65 standard delegate rate | £25 NTU students and staff
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 10 December 2019, 5.00 pm

Event details

NTU’s Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU), in association with the Safer Living Foundation, is hosting its second annual Prevention Conference on Monday 16 December 2019.

The SOCAMRU Prevention Conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners, and other relevant individuals and organisations working towards the prevention of sexual abuse. Not only does it hope to promote the benefit of rehabilitation for individuals who have committed sexual offences, it also aims to promote the development and implementation of interventions for individuals with potentially harmful sexual interests that may be at risk of committing a sexual offence.

Delegates are invited to join in on a day of discussion around current UK approaches to prevention, best practice in prevention treatment and research, and future avenues to tackling sexual crime.

You will hear from leading figures in the field, including:

Professor Derek Perkins – Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist based at Royal Halloway, University of London.
Professor Perkins specialises in the development and evaluation of treatment for individuals with sexual convictions, with research interests including forensic neuroscience, autism spectrum disorders, cognitive-behavioural treatment of schizophrenia, and group therapy programmes for mental health restoration and risk reduction.

Professor Kieran McCarten – Professor of Criminology at UWE, Bristol; Adjunct Associate Professor at QUT, Brisbane; and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield.

Presentation title: Developing a campus-based approach to the prevention of sexual abuse.

Sexual abuse and harassment are high profile social and individual issues in the UK, this is particularly true in institutional settings like universities and colleges. This presentation will discuss the development of a campus based approach to sexual abuse prevention at the University of the West of England, which includes the creation and roll out of a social norms campaign, the implementation of a campus climate survey relating to sexual abuse and the development of a program to a work with students at risk of committing potential sexual offences. The presentation will highlight the challenges faced in the development of a system wide approach, how these were overcome and the current status of the various projects.

Gabrielle Shaw – CEO of The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC). 

Gabrielle will be delivering a presentation on the work of NAPAC. NAPAC believes that every individual has the right to leave the impact of childhood abuse behind and enjoy a good quality of life. The organisation provides services that offer direct support to survivors of sexual abuse, upholds best practice in the assistance of survivors, and works with other organisations to increase the provision and effectiveness of help and support.

Other speakers include:

Dr Craig Harper -- Senior Lecturer within the Department of Psychology at NTU.

Dr Harper will be presenting on the topic of stigma. His primary research area is related to how people form attitudes towards individuals with sexual conviction and individuals with atypical sexual interests, and how these attitudes interact with specific stimuli and lead to outcome judgements (e.g., risk assessments).

Dr Fiona Williams – Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Leeds University. Honorary Professor at the Social Policy Research Unit, University of New South Wales, Australia, and Research Affiliate at COMPAS (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society) at the University of Oxford.

SOCAMRU and Saver Living Foundation: Professor Belinda Winder, Dr Nicholas Blagden, Lynn Saunders OBE, and Dr Kerensa Hocken.

Updates will be provided as further speakers and topics are confirmed for the conference.

Enquiries

For all enquiries about this event, please contact the event organisers Jordan Clayton and Belinda Winder.

Programme

TimeActivity
9 amArrival and registration
9.30 amIntroduction from Lynn Saunders, Belinda Winder, Nick Blagden
9.45 am

Session 1

11.30 amLunch and Networking
12.30 pm

Session 2

2 pmBreak and Networking
2.15 pm

Session 3

3.45 pmBreak and Networking
4 pm

Closing remarks

  • Professor Cillian Ryan | Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Nick Blagden | Nottingham Trent University, The Safer Living Foundation
  • Professor Belinda Winder | Nottingham Trent University, The Safer Living Foundation
5 pmConference closes

Booking information

Book your place today at our online store. The cost per delegate is £65. There is a discounted rate for NTU students and staff at £25.
A discounted fee is available for special exemptions, please contact Jordan Clayton and Belinda Winder for details.

Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

Location details

Room/Building:

Level 0, Teaching and Learning Building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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