This event brings together academics and practitioners to consider the current research into the complexities of safeguarding against harmful relationships.
This conference considers the complexities and need for a multi-disciplinary approach to enhance our understanding of recruitment into coercive and exploitative relationships, including cults, gangs, modern-day slavery and trafficking and the implications for exit, recovery and prevention.
Experts from the disciplines of social psychology, social work, health, education and law are coming together to share their knowledge and increase awareness of how coercive and exploitative relationships develop. The impact of trauma on psychological and social development will be considered emphasising the need for efficient prevention, exit and recovery approaches.
The Chief Crown Prosecutor for the South West will outline strategies to protect girls and women from violence and the challenges facing law enforcement in keeping vulnerable people safe in our communities.