Reshaping the relationship between vulnerability and policing

Join us for the ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre’s inaugural annual conference.

9am – 4.30pm, Thursday 5 September 2024

Cloth Hall Court, Quebec St, Leeds, LS1 2HA


This one-day conference provides an opportunity for academics and practitioners to share ideas and create plans to improve the policies, systems and processes that impact the policing of people considered vulnerable.

The sessions will reveal new findings from the Centre’s research projects and provide insights into the latest vulnerability and policing work. By bringing academics, practitioners and policy makers together, the event will offer opportunities to explore how research can be applied into policy and practice.

Session topics will include:

  • Conceptualising Vulnerability
  • Children and Young People
  • Mental Health
  • Gender-based violence
  • Place-based research
  • County Lines
  • Vulnerability & the law
  • Data Science
  • Diversity
  • Public expectations/views of policing

The full programme will be released soon. Register for the event to find out as soon as it is available.

Keynote addresses

Keynote addresses will be delivered by: