You Turn Futures will be hosting a National VAWG Conference, ‘The Impact of Sexual Trauma’ .

A national conference for anyone working in the area of sexual trauma, providing an understanding of the impact of sexual trauma, the psychology of the offender and how these impact on the psychology of the victim.  The conference will also look at methods of preventing sexual offending from reoccurring or occurring in the first place.

There will be a fascinating line up of guest speakers, including Zoe Lodrick, Zoe is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and an experienced Trainer and Consultant.  She has over 22 years’ experience of providing psychotherapy to women and men who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse. Dr Paul Nelson, Paul has completed his MA in International Slavery Studies and a PhD in Criminology, which was the first research in England and Wales to examine child protection practitioners’ understanding of Child Sex Trafficking, Anglia Ruskin University. Dr Lisa Thornhill, Subject Matter Expert Child Abuse.  Fay Maxted-CEO The Survivors Trust, Maggie Oliver-The Maggie Oliver Foundation, Andy Thompson-Managing Director for CYP first.

With a host of specialist speakers, you will assess, explore, analyse the latest insight into trauma informed practice, how sexual abuse can be prevented and gain knowledge about improved professional approaches to dealing with survivors and perpetrators of sexual violence.  In addition, you will evaluate multi-agency approaches to tackling sexual violence and exploitation while examining emerging thinking on trauma informed practice.  This will also be an opportunity to network with national leaders, innovators, and frontline workers across the sector.

This Conference is specifically designed to be multi agency including:

Local Authorities: Social Workers, Family Workers, Early Help Workers, MASH, Adult and Child Safeguarding, Foster Carers

Schools: Safeguarding Leads, Alternative Education Settings.

Police: IDVAS, ISVAS, Public Protection Teams (Sex Offender Management and DV) Community Safety Teams, CSE Team, Exploitation & Gangs, Adult & Children Safeguarding, VRU’s

Probation: NPS Offender Managers, CRC Offender Managers

Youth Offending Service: Youth Justice Officers, Social Workers

Health: Sexual Health Services for Adults or Children, CAMHS, Specialist Safeguarding Children Nurses, Drug and Alcohol Services, Mental Health support

Charities: Housing, Victim Services, Women, Advocates


Testimonials – Some comments from the Bedfordshire Against CSE Conference – 2020

Well done that was the best conference I have ever been on my mind was blown!! Amazing organisation.

This was one of the most informative and engaging events that I have ever attended. Every speaker was absolutely brilliant. It is the first conference, probably in my career, where I have been fully engaged all day. The learning and reflection for me when working with people traumatised was huge.


All delegates will receive an email link with further details & conference information.

Exhibition stalls will be available to browse before and after the conference as well as during the breaks.  This is a fantastic opportunity to engage and network with specialist organisations working in the area of sexual trauma.

Opportunity to Exhibit

Increase your brand awareness and showcase your work by placing your organisation at the heart of the action.  Network and engage with leaders and innovators in the field of sexual trauma and sexual offending.

Tickets cost £125 per delegate. If you would like the opportunity to attend this conference or exhibit at this conference, please contact