How definitions of risk influence partnership responses to child exploitation and extra-familial harm Wednesday 10 November Overview This event focussed on strategies for building a collective understanding of extra-familial risk within local partnerships. Dr Isabelle Brodie – Principal Lecturer (PGR Portfolio) at University of Bedfordshire shared her thinking on the language we use about child exploitation… and why it matters. Jeannette Chipping (Child Exploitation Manager) and Sharon Laird (Team Manager QA & Review Team) from Swindon Borough Council shared Swindon’s journey so far toward a multi-agency understanding of risk. Useful resources Child exploitation: definitions and language – Tackling Child Exploitation (researchinpractice.org.uk) About the speakers Dr Isabelle Brodie, Principal Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire Jeanette Chipping, Child Exploitation Manager, Swindon Borough Council Sharon Laird, Team Manager QA and Review Team, Swindon Borough Council 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.