Posted on Friday, 28 February 2014 at 4pm
by Lifelong Learning Centre Staff.
I will shortly be leaving my role here at the Lifelong Learning Centre to move onto a new piece of work. Prior to leaving, I have been involved in organising one of our latest seminar series, taking place on Thursday 13 March. Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence in Leeds: Vulnerability, Risk and New Directions will focus upon two important areas of work undertaken by services working primarily with adults but also, as we are learning, having positive impacts upon children and young people’s outcomes.
We are really fortunate to have Andy Lloyd, who has previously worked here at the University of Leeds and is now Head of Staff Development for Leeds Council’s Children’s Services, to chair the session. Linda Stevenson from the Leeds Community Safety Partnership will talk about domestic violence and how local services are working together to respond to this important issue. We will also be hearing from Rosie Campbell OBE, the Chief Executive of Genesis a voluntary organisation that supports girls who are subject to sexual exploitation and women involved in sex work. Rosie will highlight how Leeds is developing a new strategy concerning women involved in this area. Genesis is also becoming a research hub for the region in relation to the work it undertakes. Both speakers will discuss the complexity of issues associated with responding to these two key areas of family welfare and how their work impacts upon the lives of children and young people.
Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to say how much I have enjoyed working with students and staff at the University of Leeds. I intend to return as a delegate for future Lifelong Learning Centre seminars and look forward to meeting students and alumni there.