Safeguarding Conference

The Safeguarding Department are hosting a Conference which will take place on Saturday 14th September 2019 at Liverpool Archdiocese Conference & Events, (LACE) Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park Liverpool L17 1AA, between 09:00 and 15:00.
 
The Conference will provide an opportunity for participants to focus on ways in which we can all contribute to ensuring that our Parish Communities are Safeguarded and those affected by abuse are supported.
 
The Conference Centre at LACE can hold a maximum of 240 people, which means that there is room for three delegates from each parish within the Archdiocese to attend. I would be grateful therefore, if you would bring this event to the attention of your parish community and actively support it. Details of how delegates can reserve a place are detailed below.
 
There will be several workshops, which will focus on various aspects of Safeguarding and will be facilitated by The Archdiocese Safeguarding Commission. They are:
 
  1. Catch 22 - Criminal and Sexual exploitation of Young people. The service responds to and fully supports young people who are currently involved in child sexual exploitation (CSE), child criminal exploitation (CCE), gangs and trafficking, through both one to one and group work. Workshop will be facilitated by Emma Murphy Child Exploitation Case Worker.
 
  1. Papyrus – Exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour. Workshop will be facilitated by a staff member from Papyrus.
 
  1. IICSA – The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) which was set up in 2015 to investigate organisations and institutions that have failed to protect children from sexual abuse. We all need to understand the past to help protect children now and in the future. The workshop deals with the subject of child sexual abuse and therefore because of the challenging nature of the topic may not be suitable for everyone.
 
  1. The Medaille Trust - is a charity founded by groups of Religious congregations in 2006 to work against the evils of human trafficking congregations in response to the plight of thousands of people who are being trafficked into the UK each year.
    The primary mission of The Medaille Trust is the empowerment of women, men and children, who have been freed from the human-trafficking and the modern day slavery industry in the UK, enabling them to regain their dignity and self-worth. We do this by providing safe housing and offering opportunities for physical and psychological healing, rehabilitation and protection to the victims in our care. 
 
  1. Merseyside Fire & Rescue - This workshop will be facilitated by Michelle Langford, covering Safety in the Home and general fire safety awareness.
 
To book a place on this event please
Email: safeguarding@rcaol.co.uk by Friday 30th August and indicate in order of preference three workshops of your choice from the list above that you wish to attend. Workshops are scheduled to last for 1 hour.

Place are limited it is essential you book a place