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Saturday, 19 September 2020


Embrace launches free-to-watch webinar series

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REGISTRATIONS are now open to participate in a series of ground-breaking seminars in September being organised by Embrace in conjunction with CJS Events under the banner of ‘Insights into Children & Families Harmed by Crime’.

The seminars on 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23 September, include speakers from the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners. Baroness Floella Benjamin, ambassador for the charity is part of the opening programme.

Those who register will also hear from young people who have been victims of crime but who have refused to let the experience identify them.

All those who work with children and young people and who wish to learn from the experience of the speaker panel are invited to register.

There is no entry free. If you wish to make a donation that would be appreciated.

CEO Anne Campbell said: 

We’re very excited about the webinars – each one takes a different perspective or crime and includes case studies that bring the facts and figures alive.

“Meet those who are charged with combating crime and those who are innovating to make our world a safer place, not just for our children but for everyone.  See you there!”


The seminars and their topics are as follows:

1 How can we protect the next generation?  Making sense of the facts, trends and outcome of crime affecting our young people

Our opening webinar scopes the crimes that are damaging the futures of young lives.  If we accept that children are the most vulnerable members of our society, it follows that we must prioritise working together on strategies that keep children safe from crime.  Police and Crime Commissioners hold the budget for services for victims so what are they doing to support children, young people and families?

2 Understanding the social impact of increasing sexual violence and domestic abuse

Sexual violence and domestic abuse are, by far, the most common reason for referral to Embrace.  This webinar looks at these crimes from three different perspectives – from police, from a lawyer and from a survivor.  No holds barred.

3 Tackling the 24.7 online threat to keep young people safe from the hidden dangers of cybercrime

Do you know what the young members in your family are accessing on the internet?  Do you know how easy it is for children to get involved in inappropriate online relationships and fall prey to adult stalkers? It can be a scary world and this webinar doesn’t hold back.

4 Disrupting and diverting gang culture to prevent rising knife crime

A glimpse into a world that few of us, thankfully, ever get close to but one that can wreak havoc with our children. This webinar includes testimony from a reformed gang member who is now a passionate campaigner to help prevent violent crime and exploitation. 

5 Working in partnership to deliver solutions that work for children and families

Children traumatised by crime can exhibit behaviours that many find difficult to understand. Self-harming is sometimes a coping mechanism. Counselling is not always the answer – we look at how services are developing to help our young people use their experiences as a path to a brighter future.

For further information and to register please visit: www.embracewebinars.org.uk

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