Serious Organised Crime and Child Criminal Exploitation Conference

Please note that due to circumstances out with our control, the venue has changed for this event. It will now be held at the Renfield Centre in Glasgow.

Child criminal exploitation is often unrecognised and this can mean children are more likely to be prosecuted for offending behaviour than recognised as victims of exploitation by organised networks or others. This free to attend event will provide information on the indicators that may suggest a child is, or is at risk of, being criminally exploited and the action we can take.

Scotland’s Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, will open this conference. She will be joined by Chair, David Harvie (Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service) Paul Carberry (Action for Children) and Chief Superintendent David Duncan (Police Scotland). There will also be workshops and lightning talks from the Children and Young People’s Commissioner team, the Polmont Project and Edinburgh City Council.

Delegates will hear evidence and learning from research on what increases the vulnerabilities of children who are, or who are at risk of, being criminally exploited. The event will also consider what we can do to work with and support these children and their families.

How do I apply?

To apply for a place, please email and include the following details:

Email Address:
Job Title:
Work Address:
Do you consent to the inclusion of your name and organisation on the Delegate List which will be shared with all other event attendees?:

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 5 at 5pm. Applicants will then receive notification of whether they have successfully been allocated a place on this event.

Should you have any questions, please contact

Foodbank donation

For the first time ever at a CYCJ event, we’ll be trialling a foodbank donation station, which will go to Parkhead Trussell Trust. We would be grateful if delegates could bring along food items to donate to this worthy cause. The Trust have placed a particular emphasis on:

UHT Milk
Diluting juice
Tinned fruit/fish
Toilet rolls


Contact Us

Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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