Protection through participation


This May we gathered in Manchester for #Voxcon2024, our annual conference for England and Wales. It was a truly fantastic day with our community coming together to reflect and fuel our passion for supporting children and young people.

Jenny Turnross from Liverpool Children’s Services delivered a powerful talk on the importance of lived experience in service improvement. Lads Like Us inspired us with their message, urging practitioners to remain curious and empathetic, while Sean Monahan, Director of SaferNow provoked deep thoughts about prioritising young people in safety planning.

A huge thank you to all who attended, participated, and spoke, and congratulations to our award winners. Your presence made the day truly special.

And stay tuned Scotland… we’ll be seeing you in the autumn!

Our VOXCON Award Winners 2024

Standout Organisation


The High Flyer Award

Junior Johnson – Birmingham


The Extra Mile Award

Jen McTaggartDenbighshire

Greatest Champion

North Yorkshire


Most Improved


Lifetime Achievement

Ben Sanderson


Highlights of the day!

Photo credits: Zobia Ahmed

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