How safe are our children? conference 2019

Last updated: 15 May 2019

Growing up online 2.0

25-26 June 2019

QEII Centre, Westminster, London

Children and young people are growing up in a world with an ever-growing focus on all things digital, which offers a whole host of exciting possibilities. And with the online world changing all the time, so does the way children and young people interact with it.

If you're working with children and young people it's essential you understand the potential risks and issues children may face online to better protect them in your professional role and to help young people thrive online.

At this year's two-day conference, you'll hear sector leaders share their knowledge, expertise and solutions to protect children online including topics on young people and digital relationships, the 'internet of things', gaming and the dark web.

Book now

Both days: Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June 2019 - £289 

Day one only: Tuesday 25 June 2019 - £239 

View conference agenda (PDF)

Got a question? Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email


Conference speakers include:

  • Alice Webb, director, BBC Children’s
  • Marc-Antoine Durand, COO, Yubo
  • Dr Elly Hanson, clinical psychologist and adviser, Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP)
  • Nina Bibby, chief marketing officer, O2 
  • Alicia Waite, manager - cyber security division, KPMG
  • Dan Wood, COO, UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie)
  • Dr Ethel Quayle CBE, senior lecturer in clinical psychology, Edinburgh University
  • Jim Gamble, QPM, CEO, Ineqe and former chief executive, CEOP
  • Helen Costa, CEO, Cornerstone Partnership
  • Tom Dore, head of education, British Esports Association
  • Rebecca Newton, head of trust and community, SuperAwesome
  • Tony Stower, head of child safety online, NSPCC

Benefits of attending 

At last year’s sell-out event, professionals working across sectors including education, voluntary and community, social care, health and criminal justice were empowered with the knowledge shared to protect children in a digital world. 

“I feel very well informed, I have a more up-to-date awareness of key issues and feel more able to deliver training to colleagues.”

2018 conference delegate

Join us this year to:

Take away tools, ideas and solutions

You’ll leave with a tool-kit of practical solutions to respond to the issues posed by the digital world, as well as learning about the most recent advances in technology that can support your work.

Gain knowledge and confidence

Over two days, you’ll get the chance to explore the most up-to-date and relevant topics in child safety online through keynote presentations, lively debates and practical workshops.

Be inspired by innovative speakers

Hear sector leaders give their perspective on key online child protection trends and how to stay ahead.

Hear from young people 

Listen to children and young people's views on the technology they use and what they need from the adults and professionals in their lives.

Problem solve together

Grow your network and benefit from the support and expertise of over 700 multi-disciplinary professionals who are tackling similar issues. You’ll have many networking opportunities, including at our drinks reception on day one.

Take advantage of our affordable packages

You can put your training budget to good use with our flexible ticket offer. Delegates can take advantage of 1 or 2 day tickets.

Book now

Both days: Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June 2019 - £289 

Day one only: Tuesday 25 June 2019 - £239 

Venue: QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Details on location, travel information, accommodation and accessibility can be found on the QEII Centre website.

View conference agenda (PDF)

Got a question? Call us on 0116 234 7246 or email

Related resources

Read our latest How safe are our children? 2018 report