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This workshop explores the concept of ‘adultification’ from both a research and practice perspective. This session uses case studies, pre-recorded group discussions and serious case review findings to explore how adultification manifests in practice. 

Participants are introduced to Listen Up’s Professional Inter-Adultification Model which provides a framework for individuals and teams to reflect on practice and guard against the adultification of children and young people.



By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Explore notions of vulnerability and childhood and how these are applied to some children more than others;
  • Understand the broad concepts of intersectionality and adultification;
  • Identify ways to guard against adultification in practice;
  • Review findings from serious case reviews relating to child criminal exploitation.



Jahnine Davis is recognised nationally as a leader in the field of intersectionality, adultification and safeguarding Black children and young people. Jahnine has established and led several services; including child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation family support programmes and youth violence interventions.


A PhD researcher, Jahnine is interested in exploring safeguarding responses to Black children impacted by extra-familial harm. With an MA in Woman and Child Abuse, Jahnine’s work in the violence against women and girls’ sector includes her research on Black girls and child sexual abuse.


Jahnine currently leads a Pan-regional equity and safeguarding programme and a practice research project exploring adultification bias. She is also a commissioner of the child sexual abuse and exploitation commission, an initiative led by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid in partnership with the Centre for Social Justice


Jahnine is also the Safeguarding Trustee for Save the Children UK, Imkaan and St Giles Trust.


*This session is open to social workers and staff working in social care across the Teaching Partnership (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington Councils and Norwood).*