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6 February 2019 | Podcasts | Article by Alan Collins

HJ Talks About Abuse: The First Annual Hugh James National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, Prevention and Support on 25 January

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On 25 January we held our first Hugh James National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, Prevention and Support in association with NSPCC Cymru/Wales. The conference was aimed at professionals and organisations that are involved in preventing, addressing and prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) cases. Through a series of talks from an industry-leading ensemble of speakers including an MP and a Welsh AM, the conference sought to strengthen the approach to CSA, to prevent it from happening in the first place and to better support victims.

The panel discussion in the afternoon debated the question: ‘Should child sexual abuse be addressed using a public health approach?’

In this audio recording, Partner Alan Collins and I present a roundup of the day for those of you who could not make it. Hopefully, it will encourage you to come to the next one!

For more information or to get in touch, visit the Abuse team’s page, or get in touch.

Author bio

Alan Collins


Alan Collins is one of the best known and most experienced solicitors in the field of child abuse litigation and has acted in many high profile cases, including the Jimmy Savile and Haut de la Garenne abuse scandals.  Alan has represented interested parties before public inquiries including the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, and IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse).

Internationally, Alan works in Australia, South East Asia, Uganda, Kenya, and California representing clients in high profile sexual abuse cases. Alan also spoke at the Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok hosted by Unicef and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law).

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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