07 Oct

Return Home Interview Seminar

Contact details

Name: Nilam Taheem
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 7934 9683

PLEASE NOTE: The venue for this event is now Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9NH

The seminar is being organised by the Child Sexual Exploitation Task & Finish Group which reports to the London Safeguarding Children Board.

The focus of the morning will be on developing best practice in intelligence gathering. The important role of social workers and others carrying out return home interviews in the gathering of information on perpetrators, is highlighted in the Oxfordshire Serious Case Review:

Child sexual exploitation is happening everywhere - If it isn’t actively sought it will not be uncovered. This requires different skills – police officers to act more like social workers, social workers to act more like detectives.

The seminar will also look at developing best practice more generally and attendees will be asked to consider whether there are issues which the CSE Task and Finish Group should take forward to support practitioners in their work.

The seminar is aimed at the following staff and the ambition is to have professionals working in all London boroughs attending the seminar:

  • Staff and managers responsible for carrying out RHIs
  • Local authority missing children and CSE leads
  • Commissioners responsible for commissioning RHI services
  • Police and health colleagues who work with young people who go missing

8.45 – 9.30


9:30 – 9:45

Welcome and introduction from the London SCB

 Alison Twynam


9:45 – 10:10

Intelligence – what it is and how to gather it


10:10 – 10:20



10:20 - 11:00

Table discussion

Table facilitators

11:00 -11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 11:40

Safety Planning with young people

 Safer London

11:40 – 11:45



11:45 -12:15

 Table Discussion

 Table facilitators

12:15 - 12:25

The way forward – key actions for the way forward including ‘asks’ of the multi- agency partnership [eg LAs to improve the timeliness of requests to carry out RHIs]

 Alison Renouf [London SCB]

12:25 - 12:55

Table discussion

Table facilitators

13:00 - 14:00