Ann Coffey

Category Archives: Speeches, questions and presentations


Manchester Metropolitan University Speech

17th July 2019

Earlier this week I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the Education Partnership Conference, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University.  It was great to hear some excellent ideas about how we prepare future generations for the world.

Below is a copy of the speech I delivered.

Edcuation Partnership Conference

4th International Conference on Missing People and Adults

4th July 2019

As chair of the All-Party Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, I was invited to deliver the keynote address at the International Conference on Missing People and Adults at the University of Liverpool.

It was attended by over 200 delegates from all over the world.  The general theme for the 3-day conference was ‘coming together’. I highlighted the need for statory services to come together in responding to people who go missing but also in the interventions to prevent people go missing.

If agencies can work hand in hand then many of the problems we have identified could be mitigated – even at a time of scarce public resources.

My full speech and presentation is available below.

Liverpool slideshow

Liverpool speech

Safeguarding Children Conference

23rd May 2019

Below is a presentation I recently gave at the Safeguarding Children: Promoting welfare, preventing harm Conference in Manchester.

Safeguarding Manchester powerpoint