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The 2nd Vulnerable Persons Conference

Join USQ and a variety of industry and government exports for the Vulnerable Persons Conference in May 2021.
13 - 14 MAY 2021
8.00 AM - 5.00 PM
11 May
2.00 PM

In December 2017 the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was presented to the Governor-General. Volume 17 of this report outlines the key priorities as it relates to the implementation of the recommendations emerging from the report. One of the primary themes that appears central to both the recommendations and their implementation is the vulnerability of children to be victims of sexual abuse. Implementing the Royal Commission recommendations requires an active response from all government, non-government, and community stakeholders associated with working with children.

With this in mind, the USQ School of Law & Justice and School of Education will co-host the Vulnerable Persons Conference: Responding to the Vulnerability of Children after the Royal Commission (#VPC2021). The aim of this conference is to draw on the theme of vulnerability with a particular focus on three key areas:

  1. the vulnerability of children and victimisation
  2. responding to vulnerability to minimise risk
  3. preventing the abuse of children with particular vulnerabilities.

In line with these key focus areas, this conference will feature a diverse range of presentations from distinguished guests, criminal justice representatives, legal practitioners, victims’ services, and emergency services.

Date: Thursday 13 May - Friday 14 May 2021
Time: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Location: USQ Toowoomba / Steele Rudd College

In Person Attendance: $200 Inc. GST* 

Virtual Attendance: $100.00 Inc. GST

RSVP: COB: Friday 7 May 2021 


*in person attendance includes morning tea and lunch.

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