Connect Centre Conference

Date and time
Wednesday 2 October 2024 - 9.15am - 4.30pm BST
Castle Green Lane, Kendal, Cumbria
Connect Centre Conference information

Connect Centre Conference - Children and Families Experiencing Harm and Abuse: Research for Change

Opening address by Carolina Överlien, Professor of Gender-based violence and health, Uppsala University, Sweden: 'Sexual violence and abuse in young people’s intimate relationships.

How much does it cost to attend?

£50 for practitioners and undergraduate students and £95 for academics, researchers and postgraduate students Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Who is the event for?

The event is for those working in: policy, research, commissioning and practice, including but not limited to social work, healthcare, policing and psychology.

Call for abstracts

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit papers for the 2024 Connect Centre Conference on:

‘Children and Families Experiencing Harm and Abuse: Research for Change’

UK and international contributions are invited.

We welcome papers which explore any form of interpersonal violence against children or within families, along the following themes:

  • Impacts of interpersonal violence and the needs of those affected
  • Service responses and interventions
  • Service user engagement, co-production, and participation
  • Diverse and excluded communities and groups
  • Addressing perpetration
  • The use and impact of digital technologies

Submit a 250-word abstract for a 20-minute presentation in a parallel session. Explore the policy and/or practice implications of your research on children and/or families who have experienced harm and abuse, or share how research has informed your practice in this field.

Submit your 250 word abstract with details of the presenters by Tuesday 2 April 2024. Outcomes will be communicated by Friday 31 May 2024.

Presenters will need to arrange and fund their own travel and accommodation - a list of suitable accommodation will be provided. The Castle Green Hotel is offering a discounted rate for conference delegates and parking is available at the hotel.

Get in touch

Contact Prof Helen Beckett if you require any additional information.