Date: Thursday 20th June 2013
Venue: Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DJ
To Register: http://mcbsafeguardingconf2013.eventbrite.co.uk/#
Grooming of children and child abuse are crimes that afflict all sections of our society; they need to be eradicated. Any attempt to stigmatise certain communities is unhelpful. Nevertheless, these problems do exist in Muslim communities and it requires a collective and robust response.
The conference brings together religious scholars, religious and community leaders, social workers and community activists. Our key objective is a simple one and that is to protect all victims of abuse and know how to do this in the most effective way.
The conference also seeks to raise awareness around the following, and to provide a forum from which positive actions can be taken to benefit not only the Muslims, but also wider communities regardless of race or religion:
- Child/youth sexual exploitation - the facts about the extent of the problems.
- Media reporting of the issues - biased or balanced?
- What can be done at a local and national level?
- What support is available today?
- How can different organisations and communities work together?
- Are there typical behavioural patterns to help us recognise victims of abuse?
- How can we identify and prevent potential perpetrators of such criminality?
Secretary General, MCB
Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra
Assistant Secretary General, MCB
Executive Director, NSPCC
Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP
Chair, Home Affairs Select Committee
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Services
Projects Team Manager, NSPCC
Executive Director, Islamic Society of Britain
Maswood Ahmed MBA
Social Work Team Manager
Muslim Relationship Expert, Barefoot Institute
Jehangir Malik OBE
Director, Islamic Relief UK
*Community, Cultural and Theological Response
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
-Imams, mosque & community leaders
-Other faith representatives & community leaders
-Members of communities who feel affected by these issues
-Professionals from children & social services, educationalists, councils
-Police & legal professionals
-Media & journalists
-Politicians & policy makers
-Charities & support organisations (local & national)
-Academics – policy, research, analysts, strategists
To attend please go to http://mcbsafeguardingconf2013.eventbrite.co.uk/# to register.
For any enquires, contact the events co-ordinator on 0845 26 26 786 or
Note: This event is strictly by invitation only and places are limited so please book early. You must register prior to the conference date. There is a nominal fee per delegate of £30 which is non-refundable in the event of cancellation.