The Child Criminal Exploitation and Serious and Organised Crime Event took place on November 28, 2019 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 practitioner conference aimed to information on the indicators that may suggest a child is, or is at risk of, being criminally exploited and the actions we can all take.
Scotland’s Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, opened the conference. She was joined by Chair, David Harvie (Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service) and speakers including Paul Carberry (Action for Children), Chief Superintendent David Duncan (Police Scotland), Catherine McNaughton and Dr Sean Redmond (University of Limerick). There was also input from the Scottish Government’s Human Trafficking and Exploitation and Missing Persons teams, the Children and Young People’s Commissioner team, the Polmont Project and Edinburgh City Council.