1 Chancery Lane Speakers: Dr David Thomson,
Legal round up: Andrew Warnock QC, Matthew Chapman QC, Laura Johnson and Jack Harding
Online technological advances are as useful in the world of sport as they are in all other aspects of daily life. With a need to encourage more children to engage in exercise and sport, social media is a useful tool to assist in that engagement. However both social media and the world of sport have been seen to be areas of risk for children from sexual predators. Safeguarding must be as central to any organisation involved in these activities as it is wherever there are children or vulnerable adults.
The conference will focus on what can be learnt from the past and how that can be applied to safeguarding and redress in the future. In two panel debates speakers from the world of sport and then from those involved in responding to online sexual abuse will consider current issues and advice for the future. BLM and barristers from 1 Chancery Lane will also review the progress of the multiple inquiries in to non-recent sexual abuse and what can be learnt so far; how the focus on redress is likely to evolve; and what are the latest legal challenges which the civil courts are grappling with.