Focus on: Vulnerable Girls and Young Women

This is a national one-day event for professionals working with children and young people, youth justice services, education and health.
Chair:  Professor Bill Whyte, CJSW Development Centre for Scotland, University of Edinburgh
Speakers include:  Prof Michele Burman (Glasgow University), Dr Lorraine Johnstone (FCAMS)

The conference is aimed at practitioners and managers working with girls and young women in a variety of settings, and others who also have an interest in or contribution to make to this area of work.  There will be input from keynote speakers from both practice and research perspectives. Workshop sessions will allow delegates to share, explore and learn from good practice models and methods and act as consultation on the good practice guidance for girls and young women which will be incorporated into the National Youth Justice Practice Guidance.

The aims of this event are set out below:
• To raise the profile of vulnerable girls and young women as distinct from young men
• To share current research on working with vulnerable girls and young women
• To identify good practice models and the potential to impact both locally and nationally,
including alternatives to secure care and custody
• To consult on the good practice guidance nationally with practitioners and managers

Please keep this date free, and look out for more information through your Youth Justice
Coordinator equivalent, or through our website.  If you have any queries then please contact
the CJSW Development Centre directly on 0131 650 4057/650 1464.  For further information, please see www.cjsw.ac.uk.