INTERNATIONAL SAFEGUARDING CONFERENCE 2021

The International Safeguarding Conference (ISC) organising committee is happy to announce the 2021 conference Prevention post Pandemic.

In light of what has happened globally, this conference aims at creating the space for collaborative professional development and fruitful sharing about how to deal with the consequences the pandemic has had on safeguarding children, young people, and people at risk.

Safeguarding professionals and practitioners in the Church will have the opportunity to gain helpful insights from experts in the field, to share ideas and practices, as well as develop new projects to better deal with safeguarding issues in light of the new circumstances caused by the pandemic.

The conference will be a hybrid event with both online presentations (starting in May 2021) and a final event in Rome in July 2021 for those who can attend.

Rome Event: 30 June - 2 July 2021

An online event be broadcast from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Session 1 - 18 & 19 May 2021

NORTH AMERICA (LIVE)

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 0900 PDT (UTC-7)
  • Mexico City, Mexico –  Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1100 CDT (UTC-5)
  • New York, NY, USA – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1200 EDT (UTC-4)

SOUTH AMERICA (LIVE)

  • Asuncion, Paraguay – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1200 PYT (UTC-4)
  • Bogota, Columbia – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1100 COT (UTC -5)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1300 ART (UTC-3)

AFRICA (LIVE)

  • Accra, Ghana – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1600 GMT (UTC+0)
  • Cape Town, South Africa – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1800 SAST (UTC+2)
  • Nairobi, Kenya – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @1900 EAT (UTC+3)

EUROPE (LIVE)

  • Lisbon, Portugal – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1700 WEST (UTC+1)
  • London, United Kingdom – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1700 BST (UTC+1)
  • Rome, Italy – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1800 CEST (UTC+2)
  • Warsaw, Poland – Tuesday 18 May 2021 @ 1800 CEST (UTC +2)

ASIA PACIFIC (RECORDED)

  • Dili, East Timor – Wednesday 19 May 2021 @ 1100 TLT (UTC +9)
  • Hanoi, Vietnam – Wednesday 19 May 2021 @ 0900 ICT (UTC+7)
  • Manila, Philippines – Wednesday 19 May 2021 @ 1000 PHST (UTC+8)
  • Melbourne, Australia – Wednesday 19 May 2021 @ 1200 AEST (UTC+10)
  • Tokyo, Japan – Wednesday 19 May 2021 @ 1100 JST (UTC+9)

Becoming a Trauma Informed Church: the Impact of the Pandemic on Children, Families and the Community

Judi Fairholm B.Sc.N., M.Ed.

As Senior Associate with Proteknon, Judi is presently Co-Lead with The Alliance on COVID-19 and Child Protection and Lead on UNICEF’s Child Safeguarding online training.

Previously, Judi spearheaded the growth of the Canadian Red Cross Respect Education program from a grassroots initiative to a national/international award-winning program.

Judi has worked nationally and internationally with numerous governments, researchers, Indigenous communities, children and youth, organizations, NGO’s and INGOs. She incorporated violence prevention, safeguarding and psychosocial programs into numerous organizations and programs including disaster response and recovery.

She has received numerous awards such as the ICRC Florence Nightingale Medal, and has worked on projects in over 20 countries as educator, program developer, risk manager, writer, consultant, disaster responder and program evaluator.

Session 2 - 25 & 26 May 2021

NORTH AMERICA (LIVE)

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 0900 PDT (UTC-7)
  • Mexico City, Mexico –  Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1100 CDT (UTC-5)
  • New York, NY, USA – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1200 EDT (UTC-4)

SOUTH AMERICA (LIVE)

  • Asuncion, Paraguay – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1200 PYT (UTC-4)
  • Bogota, Columbia – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1100 COT (UTC -5)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1300 ART (UTC-3)

AFRICA (LIVE)

  • Accra, Ghana – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1600 GMT (UTC+0)
  • Cape Town, South Africa – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1800 SAST (UTC+2)
  • Nairobi, Kenya – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @1900 EAT (UTC+3)

EUROPE (LIVE)

  • Lisbon, Portugal – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1700 WEST (UTC+1)
  • London, United Kingdom – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1700 BST (UTC+1)
  • Rome, Italy – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1800 CEST (UTC+2)
  • Warsaw, Poland – Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 1800 CEST (UTC +2)

ASIA PACIFIC (RECORDED)

  • Dili, East Timor – Wednesday 26 May 2021 @ 1100 TLT (UTC +9)
  • Hanoi, Vietnam – Wednesday 26 May 2021 @ 0900 ICT (UTC+7)
  • Manila, Philippines – Wednesday 26 May 2021 @ 1000 PHST (UTC+8)
  • Melbourne, Australia – Wednesday 26 May 2021 @ 1200 AEST (UTC+10)
  • Tokyo, Japan – Wednesday 26 May 2021 @ 1100 JST (UTC+9)

Preventing Online Sexual Offending Against Children

Stuart Allardyce

Stuart Allardyce is a Director at the Lucy Faithfull Foundation with responsibilities for Stop It Now! Scotland and research across the UK charity.

He has worked as a social worker in the child sexual abuse field for over 20 years.

He is an honorary research fellow at Strathclyde University, vice chair of the National Organisation of the Treatment of Abuse for UK and Ireland (NOTA) and co-author of ‘Working With Children and Young People Who Have Displayed Harmful Sexual Behaviour.’ (Dunedin Press, 2018).

Session 3 - 1 June 2021

NORTH AMERICA (RECORDED)

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 0900 PDT (UTC-7)
  • Mexico City, Mexico –  Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1100 CDT (UTC-5)
  • New York, NY, USA – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1200 EDT (UTC-4)

SOUTH AMERICA (RECORDED)

  • Asuncion, Paraguay – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1200 PYT (UTC-4)
  • Bogota, Columbia – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1100 COT (UTC -5)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1300 ART (UTC-3)

AFRICA (RECORDED)

  • Accra, Ghana – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1600 GMT (UTC+0)
  • Cape Town, South Africa – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1800 SAST (UTC+2)
  • Nairobi, Kenya – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @1900 EAT (UTC+3)

EUROPE (RECORDED)

  • Lisbon, Portugal – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1700 WEST (UTC+1)
  • London, United Kingdom – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1700 BST (UTC+1)
  • Rome, Italy – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1800 CEST (UTC+2)
  • Warsaw, Poland – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1800 CEST (UTC +2)

ASIA PACIFIC (LIVE)

  • Dili, East Timor – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1100 TLT (UTC +9)
  • Hanoi, Vietnam – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 0900 ICT (UTC+7)
  • Manila, Philippines – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1000 PHST (UTC+8)
  • Melbourne, Australia – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1200 AEST (UTC+10)
  • Tokyo, Japan – Tuesday 1 June 2021 @ 1100 JST (UTC+9)

Funding Safeguarding Post Pandemic

Dr Joe Tucci

Dr Joe Tucci is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Childhood Foundation.
Joe is a registered psychologist and social worker with significant experience in child protection and working therapeutically with children. He has worked in the field of child abuse intervention and education for more than 20 years.

Joe graduated with Honours in Psychology (1986) and Honours in Social Work (1988) from Monash University. His experience includes child protection work, family counselling within community health services, and child abuse research with the Department of Social Work at Monash University. He has been a guest lecturer in child abuse and family therapy at Monash, La Trobe and Deakin Universities.
He is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia (CAPRA) at Monash University.

He has been awarded a Creswick Foundation Fellowship in Child and Family Relationships to work with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in the United Kingdom. Joe is well known for his training and writing about the neurobiology of trauma and the effects of
violation on the development of children and young people.

He has acted as consultant to a range of State Government Departments on child protection, family violence, youth justice and child welfare evaluative projects. He has demonstrated experience in developing and implementing child-focused therapeutic programs and child abuse prevention campaigns. He has also served on a number of advisory bodies including the Australian Council for Children and Parenting.

Joe completed his Doctorate into emotional child abuse at Monash University in 2005. He has presented at national and international conferences on family therapy and child abuse. His writing has been published in both Australian and international academic journals and the broader media. He is a strong advocate for the rights and needs of all children, particularly children who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect

Session 4 - 8 June 2021

NORTH AMERICA (LIVE)

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 0900 PDT (UTC-7)
  • Mexico City, Mexico –  Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1100 CDT (UTC-5)
  • New York, NY, USA – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1200 EDT (UTC-4)

SOUTH AMERICA (LIVE)

  • Asuncion, Paraguay – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1200 PYT (UTC-4)
  • Bogota, Columbia – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1100 COT (UTC -5)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1300 ART (UTC-3)

AFRICA (LIVE)

  • Accra, Ghana – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1600 GMT (UTC+0)
  • Cape Town, South Africa – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1800 SAST (UTC+2)
  • Nairobi, Kenya – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @1900 EAT (UTC+3)

EUROPE (LIVE)

  • Lisbon, Portugal – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1700 WEST (UTC+1)
  • London, United Kingdom – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1700 BST (UTC+1)
  • Rome, Italy – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1800 CEST (UTC+2)
  • Warsaw, Poland – Tuesday 8 June 2021 @ 1800 CEST (UTC +2)

ASIA PACIFIC (RECORDED)

  • Dili, East Timor – Wednesday 9 June 2021 @ 1100 TLT (UTC +9)
  • Hanoi, Vietnam – Wednesday 9 June 2021 @ 0900 ICT (UTC+7)
  • Manila, Philippines – Wednesday 9 June 2021 @ 1000 PHST (UTC+8)
  • Melbourne, Australia – Wednesday 9 June 2021 @ 1200 AEST (UTC+10)
  • Tokyo, Japan – Wednesday 9 June 2021 @ 1100 JST (UTC+9)

The Pandemic and People at High Risk

Baroness Hollins

Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins FRCPsych, FRCPCH, FRCP hon

Baroness Hollins is an independent cross bench life peer in the House of Lords, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s University of London, and Honorary Professor of Spirituality and Health in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham. She has been a Consultant Psychiatrist, teacher, researcher and policy maker in intellectual disability and mental health. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed her for a four-year term to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in Rome. She has chaired the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Child Protection, Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome since 2015.

She founded and chairs the charity Books Beyond Words which has pioneered the use of wordless stories to empower people who find pictures easier than words to explore everyday life opportunities and challenges including safety in  relationships.

Baroness Hollins is a past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2005-2008) and the British Medical Association (2012-2013); and former Chair of the Board of Science of the British Medical Association (2013- 2016). She is currently President of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund.

She has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Durham (Letters), London (Divinity), Sheffield (Medicine), Bath (Laws), Worcester (Science) in the UK, and Doctor of the University from the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Physicians (London) and of the Colleges of Medicine in South Africa. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability, the Academy of Medical Educators, the Higher Education Academy, the City Literary Institute in London; an Honorary Member of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology; recipient of the Bronze medal of the Institute of St Martin in Florence and of the 2016 FRED forum leadership hero.