Reaching out/reaching in: engaging a wider partnership to tackle child exploitation 10th February 2022, 11am - 1pm Overview This event explored the challenge of engaging a wider partnership from multiple perspectives exploring which strategies are most effective for ‘reaching out’ as a statutory agency? And for non-statutory partners, how best can you ‘reach in’? Nerys Anthony (Executive Director for Youth Impact (Interim), The Children’s Society) shared thoughts about TCS’s approach to working with local and national partners. Lucy Belcher (North Service Manager, The Children’s Society) partners working together to tackle child exploitation locally: Juliette Baldwin (Prevention Officer, TCS), David Suffield (Develop Manager, Lancashire police) and Rowena Hawcroft (Children’s Home Manager). Lucy Belcher (North Service Manager, The Children’s Society) in conversation with partners who have reached out, and in, to tackle child exploitation locally: Sian Jones Safeguarding Children Partnership Manager) and Paul Jenkins (Senior Manager at Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council) Useful resources ‘It’s not them, it’s us’: the making of a child exploitation strategy – Tackling Child Exploitation (researchinpractice.org.uk) About the speakers Nerys Anthony, Executive Director for Youth Impact (Interim), The Children’s Society Lucy Belcher, North Service Manager, The Children’s Society Juliette Baldwin , Prevention Officer, The Children’s Society David Suffield, Development Manager, Lancashire Police Rowena Hawcroft, Children’s Home Manager, The Meadows Sian Jones, Safeguarding Children Partnership Manager, Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council Paul Jenkins, Senior Manager , Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council Designed for Strategic leaders, senior managers and individuals in all roles and agencies, drawn from a broad coalition of traditional and non-traditional safeguarding partners. Participants will have an interest in ideas to support systems improvement in relation to child exploitation and extra familial harm.