Effective leadership in a strengths-based partnership to tackle child exploitation and extra-familial harm Overview This event brought together The Children’s Society’s National Programme Manager, James Simmonds-Read, in conversation with TCE’s Head of Delivery Ellie Fairgrieve, to reflect on the factors which contribute to effective systems leadership for child exploitation and extra-familial harm. With a presentation on TCE’s approach to strengths-based working with strategic leaders by Research Fellow Joseph Kiff. Joseph Kiff (TCE Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire) presented information about the meaning of working in a ‘strengths based’ way, and why this approach is central to the TCE Programme’s work with local areas. Useful resources Strengths-based approaches to working with strategic leaders – Tackling Child Exploitation (researchinpractice.org.uk) About the speakers Ellie Fairgrieve, Head of Delivery, The Children’s Society James Simmonds-Reade, National Programme Manager, The Children’s Society Joseph Kiff, Research Assistant, University of Bedfordshire Designed for TCE’s events are aimed at strategic leaders, senior managers and individuals in all roles and agencies, drawn from both traditional and non-traditional safeguarding partners, plus participants with an interest in ideas to support systems improvement in relation to child exploitation and extra familial harm. This event is not aimed at student social workers. Please note: Spaces are limited per organisation and only available to those working in England due to TCE’s Department for Education funding.