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NOTA (NI) CONFERENCE 2024

Thursday 20th June 2024

The Conference will be held at Newforge Country Club

Children Under 12: Assessing and Responding to their Sexual Behaviour

Venue: Newforge Country Club. 18b Newforge Lane, Belfast, BT9 5NW,
Time: Registration from 9.30 – Finish 4.30 (tea/coffee networking on arrival)
Aims: The aim of this conference is to consider:

  • the assessment of sexual behaviour of children under 12 years of age across the continuum of normal, inappropriate, and harmful,
  • the exploitation challenges through technology for this age group
  • what interventions are available for the whole family to include the child displaying concerning sexual behaviour, child victims and parents / carers.

Who should attend:  Those involved in the assessment, treatment and management of children under the age of 12 years who have displayed concerning sexual behaviour or victims of sexual abuse– e.g. social workers, health professionals’, psychologists, teachers, youth justice workers, police and probation officers, safeguarding officer in the voluntary sector, policy makers in social care and criminal justice.

Cost:    
Non-NOTA members – £45
NOTA members- £30
Students- £25

Lunch Included: Please advise of dietary requirement 

Information for the (NI)2024 Conference

Speakers

Speakers
Agency
Topic
Gareth McGibbon
McGibbon Consultancy and Safeguarding Services Ltd
Welcome and overview of the learning for the day
Carol Carson
AIM Director
Understanding why children may have problematic or abusive sexual behaviours
AIM to Change Team
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Intervention work with Under 12’s
Mary Corbett and Sharon McGarrity
Child Protection Support Service, Education Authority
Responding to Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Under 12’s – A Whole school Approach
Phyllis Stephenson
Project Development Manager, NSPCC
Children’s bedrooms. Are they safe spaces?
Aim to Change Team
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Engaging the wider family system
Louise Frazer
Team Manager NSPCC
Recovery work for children and young people impacted by sexual abuse; responding to the challenges
Marcella Leonard
Leonard Consultancy
Panel discussion and what next?
For further information contact paul.stephenson@nspcc.org.uk or Telephone:  07866 545 229

Pricing

Cost:    
Non-NOTA members – £45
NOTA members- £30
Students- £25

Students wishing to book please contact the conference office at conference@nota.co.uk

A look back at previous conferences

Glasgow 2018

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Cardiff 2017

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Brighton 2016

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