A survivor of a forced marriage, Jasvinder Sanghera is the founder of Karma Nirvana - a national award winning charity that supports both men and women affected by honour based abuse and forced marriages.
She is a highly acclaimed international speaker and an expert advisor to the courts in matters of child, civil and criminal proceedings, is a chair of domestic homicide reviews and was instrumental in ensuring that all UK police forces are required to improve their understanding of honour based abuse and forced marriage by inspections conducted by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.
Luke Hart, and his brother Ryan, share their family’s story of coercive control and domestic homicide.
In 2017 they released their book, Remembered Forever, and set up their organization, CoCoAwareness, to increase the awareness of coercive control. So far, their work has taken them to over 13 countries and they have trained tens of thousands of professionals in identifying, understanding, and ending domestic abuse.
They have also worked closely and frequently with the national media on domestic abuse reporting and are White Ribbon Ambassadors and Refuge Champions speaking out against male violence towards women and children.
Kenny Gibson is the National Head of Safeguarding for the NHS, overseeing several portfolios including tackling abuse, exploitation, radicalisation and violence.
He leads nationally on Contextual Safeguarding; Trauma Informed Care; Prevent in the NHS and Child Protection Information System.
Having begun his NHS career as a laundry assistant in 1980 at a mental health unit, Kenny was encouraged to become a nursing assistant and then trained as a nurse and then a midwife. Kenny is passionate about connecting with and listening to patients, carers and health practitioners in order to improve services and experiences within the NHS.
Rachel Harper is the manager of the modern slavery and exploitation helpline operated by Unseen UK.
She oversees case management and provision of victim-centred, trauma-informed services. The helpline supports victims through providing technical advice to healthcare professionals, local government entities, law enforcement, businesses, and charities to facilitate prevention, identification, safeguarding of victims, and criminal investigations.
Rachel also leads the helpline’s data programme to inform prevention efforts and responses across sectors. She directs the daily operations and advances helpline communications to maximise access to services.
SPACE is a specialist self-funded organisation founded in 2018 in response to the national prevalence of Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) within the 'County Lines' phenomenon.
Its mission is to better safeguard and effectively extricate young people through unique perspectives stemming from lived experience insights and law enforcement backgrounds.
SPACE trains and educates professionals, parents and wider communities, and campaigns for improvements in the statutory and third-sector response to CCE. This is through hard-hitting, wide-ranging insights which invite delegates to step into the lives of victims and families to better understand triggers, the complex nature of exploitation, and challenge thinking through real scenarios.