NOTA 2023 Conference preview

Kieran McCartan

NOTA Conference Chair

Spring is approaching, slowly but surely, and this means that its nearly time for the NOTA annual Conference! You may remember that last year we decided to move the conference to May with great success.  Post conference we talked with members, attendees, and partners all of whom were interested in keeping it in May, and so we have! This year it will be held from the 3rd – 5th of May in (a hopefully) sunny Cardiff!

We have a great line up for you this year including keynotes from Professor Melissa Grady on the use of trauma informed practice in working with people convicted of a sexual offence; Dr Sophie Hallett on innovative approaches in preventing Child Sexual Exploitation in Wales; Pat Brannigan talking about the preliminary results from their Together for Childhood project in Plymouth; Dr Wendy MacDowall on recent research from a national study on sex and sexuality; Dr Clare Allely on her recent research on neurodiversity, autism and sexual offending.  We will also be hosting a roundtable discussion on sexual offending and restorative justice including speakers from England (Clifford Grimason, HMPPS and Stephen Barry, BE Safe Service), and Scotland (Ashley Scotland, Thriving Survivors and David Russell, Midlothian Council).

In addition to the keynotes, we have over 35 parallel sessions from practitioners, professionals, and researchers over a range of topics including sibling sexual abuse, online sexual harm, harmful sexual behaviour, and working with people convicted of a sexual offence.     We will also be facilitating a poster session and drinks reception on the Wednesday evening, as well as our usual social event on the Thursday evening.

We feel the Conference is great value and very much hope that you are able to join us! 

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