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CECAN Webinar – Embracing complexity: Using systems thinking to improve responses to child criminal exploitation – Lessons from and for system thinking in public service delivery

Online, 9 Jul 2024, 1pm
Jo Reilly

Tuesday 9th July 2024, 13:00 – 14:00 BST

Presenter: Jo Reilly, Visiting Scholar, Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

Webinar Overview:

Drawing on the findings of a Policy Fellowship with the Royal Academy of Engineering, Jo Reilly discusses how the application of systems thinking principles might help law enforcement agencies better protect vulnerable people from criminal exploitation. The talk will cover;

  • A brief overview of child criminal exploitation (CCE): explaining what we mean by CCE; what we know about its key drivers; what we know about what can make children and adults vulnerable to exploitation; and outlining how current child protection systems have not been designed to respond to extra-familial harm (sometimes also referred to as risk outside the home);
  • Moving from displacing risk to removing risk: providing examples of how risk is often displaced rather than removed; describing the dangers of inadvertently pushing risk to more hidden, harmful places; providing suggestions on how Home Office and law enforcement agencies might better understand and predict the ripple effects of disruption interventions;
  • Placing this thinking in a wider context: in a context of struggling public service and strain on public finances, how realistic is it to talk about applying system thinking principles to reform mindset and practice in this space?

 

Presenter Biography:

Jo Reilly is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge and has recently completed a Churchill Fellowship in New Zealand, looking at support services for those affected by sexual violence. She was previously a Policy Fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering, looking at how to apply systems thinking to tackling child criminal exploitation, and a Policy Fellow at Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy looking at Serious and Organised Crime. Her previous roles include Head of the Serious Organised Crime Unit in His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, Senior Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Implementation Unit, and Public Affairs Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

How to Join:

This talk will take place via a Zoom Webinar – please click here to register for a place.

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