About the International Safeguarding Conference

The International Safeguarding Conference (ISC) is an annual event that has been designed to help people work together to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse. The conference is attended by individuals from a range of backgrounds, including Church leaders, safeguarding professionals, trauma specialists, and others who are dedicated to the prevention and tackling of abuse.

The aim of the ISC is to provide a platform for learning, networking, and sharing best practices in safeguarding. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in a range of workshops, presentations, and discussions led by experts in the field. These sessions cover a variety of topics, including child protection policies, effective safeguarding practices, identifying and responding to abuse, and supporting victims of abuse.

One of the key features of the ISC is that it brings together individuals from different sectors, allowing them to share their knowledge and experience with one another. This is important because safeguarding is an issue that affects people from all walks of life, and it requires a coordinated and collaborative approach to be effective. By fostering dialogue and collaboration among participants, the ISC is able to promote a shared understanding of the importance of safeguarding and encourage the development of effective safeguarding strategies.

In addition to providing a forum for learning and networking, the ISC also plays an important role in raising awareness about safeguarding issues. Through media coverage and outreach efforts, the conference helps to educate the public about the importance of safeguarding and the steps that can be taken to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse.

Overall, the International Safeguarding Conference is an important event that helps to promote the safety and well-being of vulnerable individuals around the world. By bringing together experts and advocates from a range of backgrounds, the ISC is able to foster collaboration, share best practices, and raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding.

The ISC Organising Committee comprises:

  • Fr Hans Zollner SJ – Director of the Institute of Anthropology (IADC) – Pontifical Gregorian University  
  • Tina Campbell – Safeguarding Consultant to Religious Congregations including the Union of International Superiors General (UISG)
  • Dr Alessandra Campo – Associate Lecturer – Institute of Anthropology (IADC) – Pontifical Gregorian University
  • Mr Simon Davies – Director of Safeguarding Services, Australia
  • Ms Beatrice Mumbi – Safeguarding Coordinator – Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)
  • Sr Jane Nway Nway Ei – Congregational Safeguarding Coordinator – Congregation of our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd