SEPTEMBER 4 DAY
WEBINAR EVENT

15th - 18th September 2020

Delegates are invited to a training and research opportunity featuring world-renowned researchers.

Dear colleagues

Although the annual NOTA conference that normally takes place in September has been postponed to May 2021, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we as a conference committee are still committed to delivering a fit for purpose research and training event. In light of this, we will be providing hosting a 4-day webinar series in September, on the days where the original conference would have taken place, showcasing the research of upcoming post-graduate researchers and established experts in the field of sexual offending. The 4 webinar sessions will cover a range of topics that are of interest to NOTA members, as well as members of the sexual abuse research and practice field more generally. Please come and join us online in September to hear the lastest research, engage in lively academic and practice debates, as well as network.

Kieran McCartan

Chair, NOTA Conference Committee

4 Day Webinar Event Pricing

Schedule and Abstracts

Tuesday 15th September - 12.00 - 1.30pm

POSTGRADUATE DAY:

Elizabeth Deehan, University of Lincoln

Samuel Hales, University of Kent

Grace Ablett, University of Cardiff

Nikki Collins, NHS (previously University of Birmingham)

Cost: As this is a Student focussed event, this will be FREE to attend for all.

Wednesday 16th September - 10.00 - 11.30am

EXPLORING THE IMPLICATIONS OF SURVIVORS’ PERSPECTIVES OF MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS  CONVICTED OF SEX OFFENCES

Associate Professor Kelly Richards, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Dr Jodi Death, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Carol Ronken, Director of Research, Bravehearts, AustraliaIN

ABSTRACT

As part of an Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) funded evaluation of two reintegration programs for individuals convicted of sex offences. This presentation explores the views of survivors of sexual violence to the reintegration of those convicted of sex offences into the community.  

From interviews with survivors, three key findings emerged: (1) The needs of those convicted of sexual offences are intertwined with the needs of victim/survivors and communities more broadly; (2) Survivor views about reintegration are intertwined with views about the related concepts of accountability and treatability; and (3) Survivor views about reintegration are largely instrumental and prospective. 

This presentation will discuss the interview data in relation to acknowledging the needs of survivors in the design of intervention programs and the inclusion of the voices of survivors in advocating for evidence-based programs to prevent reoffending by individuals convicted of sex offences.

Thursday 17th September - 12.00 - 1.30pm

OVERVIEW OF IICSA RESEARCH

Rachel Hurcombe, Senior Research Officer, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

Holly Rodger, Principal Researcher, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

ABSTRACT

This presentation will focus on the research carried out as part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). the session will address how the research fits into the overarching aims, objectives, and goals of the Inquiry as well as how it contributes to the Inquiry’s work. The session will focus on both the iresearch projects and the research linked to the inquiry’s Truth Project

Please note that we will focus only on the Inquiry’s research program and won’t be able to cover the wider work of the Inquiry (e.g. its public hearings etc). 

Friday 18th September - 12.00 - 1.30pm

FEMALE-PERPETRATED CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN ORGANISATIONAL SETTINGS

Dr. Andrea Darling, Department of Sociology, Durham University

Professor Simon Hackett, Deputy Provost & Professor of Child Abuse and Neglect, Durham University

ABSTRACT

The presentation will discuss our research into female-perpetrated child sexual abuse in organisational settings. It will describe perpetrator and victim characteristics and focus on our findings concerning why and how this specific type of abuse occurs considering potential motivations, risk factors and offence processes. Implications for policy and practice and potential areas for future research will also be discussed which will hopefully be of particular interest to NOTA members and other attendees working with perpetrators and victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.

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A look back at previous conferences

Glasgow 2018

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Cardiff 2017

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Brighton 2016

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