Community Room at Middlemoor Fire Station, Exeter
Martine Osmond, has over 20 years’ social work experience from work in prison as a Drugs/HIV worker on through to The Children’s Society managing services across Child Sexual Exploitation, Runaway’s & Substance Misuse. In 2013 she gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on localised child grooming. In the same year she was shortlisted for an award by the National Working Group for sexually exploited children (NWG) for her contribution to work with victims. She continues to work locally as a manager in the Young Carers service, meaning her understanding of young people, parents and their needs, staff experience, and the requirement to apply recent and evidenced based research to practice is live and up to date.
To equip workers to work with adolescents in a way which empowers and supports them to build resilience and develop the necessary skills to assess and analyse the risk in their life choices.
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
Understand the concept of risk and its manifestations, including in the virtual world
Talk to young people and parents confidently about risk and risk taking behaviour
Know what agencies are available to support young people and the referral pathways
Have an empathy with young people and their views of risk which empowers them to make considered decisions about the risk in their lives