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The 2nd Vulnerable Persons Conference (Postponed)

Due to the Australian Government's latest advice, unfortunately this event has been postponed. Dates for the new conference date will be confirmed soon.
14 - 15 MAY 2020
8.00 AM - 5.00 PM
USQ Toowoomba Campus - Steele Rudd College

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 (#VPC2020). 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 14 May - Friday 15 May 2020
Time:  9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Location:  USQ Toowoomba / Steele Rudd College

 $200 Inc. GST

 Includes morning tea and lunch each day

RSVP:  COB: Friday 8 May 2020


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