Social Work Events Learning from Offline and Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSAE) Investigations

This event is offered by the School of Human and Health Sciences, Centre for Applied Childhood Youth and Family Research to promote communication and knowledge sharing between academics and social work and social care professionals.

Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSAE) is a growing concern across the UK.  This seminar will consider the learning from offline and online CSAE investigations.  There will be an opportunity to explore: the impact of CSAE on children and young people; and current understanding of offending behaviour in the CSAE context.  The seminar will introduce some approaches to the management of risk in CSAE cases.


Ms. Kate Richardson – National Crime Agency – Kate Richardson is a qualified social worker with national and international experience in social work, law enforcement and NGO fields.  Kate is the Disruption and Safeguarding Manager and Victim Lead for Operation Stovewood, the National Crime Agency investigation into CSAE in Rotherham.  Prior to joining NCA, Kate was the Director of Programmes and Advocacy for Lumos, an international children’s charity.

Kate has worked for the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) as the child protection coordinator and manager.  She was a manager for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Specialist Investigation Service.  Prior to joining the NSPCC, Kate held a number of local authority social work posts, including in specialist child protection.

Kate was a member of the European Union platform on Anti-trafficking, managing issues of cross border international human trafficking, and was the founder Chair of the United Nations Global Partnership task force on child protection and children with disabilities.

Kate is a board member for Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE), Cambodia.  APLE investigates local and international sex offending against children across Cambodia.  She is a published author and provides specialist training and advice in child protection to a number of national and international organisations.

How to book

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Venue details
Ramsden Building, R1/12