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On 26th April 2017 the Alexi Project and International Centre hosted a one-day conference aiming to explore the gap between policy and practice in relation to young people's participation and CSE.
Fourteen presenters contributed their experience and perspective including practitioners, young people, policy-leads, researchers and funders. You can listen to audi-recordings of the speakers below and slides are also available below for some presentations.
An event report captures the key themes and issues arising throughout the day, as well ideas generated by attendees about how to 'close the gap'.
Dr Isabelle Brodie and Dr Camille Warrington: University of Bedfordshire Children’s participation and CSE in policy and practice: what do we know, and why have we brought you here?
CJ Hamilton: Young Researcher’s Advisory Panel, University of Bedfordshire Making participation meaningful: representation and culture
Emma Jackson: Author and speaker ‘If we really listened to young people’: what closing the gap means
Professor Jenny Pearce: University of Bedfordshire Historical perspective on CSE and gaps between policy and practice. Download powerpoint slides
Sam Shortt: Marginal Gains Project – CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub Lessons from ‘Marginal Gains’ about the impact of dialogue between young people and professionals
Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas: University of Sussex Exploring the idioms of childhood publics
Jo Wells: The Blagrave Trust Can funders help the voluntary sector listen better to children?
Gerison Lansdown: International children’s rights consultant and advocate Plenary
Fragmented System Event Report 1