Just Leadership

Justin Humphries & Simon Barrington | 1st Nov 2021

Justin and Simon will explore what it means to put integrity and justice at the heart of how we lead.

 From #MeToo scandals to the explosion of abuse in the Church, the past years have seen us watch countless leaders fall.

What went wrong for these leaders? And more importantly, how can we get it right? 

 Justice is the heart cry of the next generation but too often our fight for justice is confined to causes, bypassing conversations about individual leaders behaviours and relationships across our churches, organisations, charities and communities. The day together will empower leader everywhere to answer the call for a fairer, more transparent, more equal society by putting justice right at the heart of their own leadership.

Justin Humphreys is joint Chief Executive of the independent Christian safeguarding charity thirtyone:eight. He has had a career in social work, social welfare and church leadership spanning more than 25 years. 

Justin currently chairs the Christian Forum for Safeguarding, a collaborative forum for the national safeguarding leads of Christian denominations and networks across the UK. He is also the principal adviser to the AllParty Parliamentary Group on Safeguarding in Faith Communities (Co-Chaired by Janet Daby MP and Lord Bishop Vivienne Faull) and, through thirtyone:eight, provides the secretariat. Justin is also an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chester. His primary areas of interest are effective safeguarding within Christian contexts and safer, healthier leadership.


Justin is the co-author of Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse: Creating healthy Christian cultures (SPCK, 2019) with Dr Lisa Oakley and Just Leadership (SPCK, 2021) with Simon Barrington.

SIMON BARRINGTON is the Founder and Director of Forge Leadership Consultancy, an organisation that is focussed on raising up a generation of leaders of character and influence and co-founder of WeAreCompany, an organisation focussed on strengthening the quality of leaders’ relationships in organisations, charities and churches. He is the author (with Rachel Luetchford) of Leading: The Millennial Way (SPCK, 2019). 

 Simon studied Physics and Music at Cardiff University before becoming a Senior Manager at BT, where he was also seconded to the Cabinet Office. He became Executive Director of Samaritan’s Purse in 2003, a post he held for over 13 years, leading activities in Emergency Relief and Development across the world. During this time Simon studied for a Masters in Global Leadership at Fuller Theological College, California. Simon now lives in the East of England, attends a Baptist Church and has been married for 31 years with two adult children.


10am – Arrival
10.30am – Welcome Meeting and Worship
12.00pm – Session One
1.00pm – LUNCH
2.00pm – Session Two
3.15pm – Session Three

(For those on an overnight ticket)

4.15pm – Free Time
6.30pm – Dinner
7.30pm – Evening Meeting and Worship
Tuesday 2nd November
7.30am-8.00am – Breakfast

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