Welcome to the NWG Network

The NWG (formerly The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People) is a Charitable organisation formed as a UK network of over 12 000 practitioners who disseminate our information down through their services, to professionals working on the issue of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking within the UK. Our Network covers voluntary and statutory services and private companies working in this field. We offer support, advice and raise the profile, provide updates, training, share national developments, influence the development of national and local policy informed by practice. We have developed our youth advisory board to enable young peoples' voices to be heard through the work that we do.
 
Our team is made up of specialists with a range of skills and are there to offer support and expertise to the network, we will proactively engage with Local Safeguarding Children's Boards (LSCB's) and their partner agencies, media, researchers and policy writers promoting CSE, training, prevention work, disruption, prosecution and therapeutic care for victims and survivors by sharing effective practice, developing according to need, and actively seeking effective practice from other countries tackling sexual exploitation and trafficking within the UK.
 
The NWG is the only child sexual exploitation network working across voluntary/statutory agencies tackling CSE, with links across Europe, South East Asia, Africa and USA exchanging knowledge, understanding and dedicated to seeking ways to find alternative solutions.
 
New initiatives to help get the message out include an annual National CSE Awareness Day and using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
 
 
 

News


Government Consultation - Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect 2016
29th July 2016

The Home Office and Department for Education are seeking views on the possible introduction of one of 2 statutory measures: either a mandatory reporting duty or a duty to act for certain practitioners who know or have reasonable cause to suspect that ab... Read more...


Online child sex abuse investigation identifies 523 potential victims
29th July 2016

More than 500 children have been identified as potential victims of online sexual abuse during a major investigation by Police Scotland.  The force said 30 million indecent images were uncovered and 77 people had been charged d... Read more...


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More than 500 children have been identified as potential victims of online sexual abuse during a major investigation by Police Scotland.  The force said 30 million indecent images were uncovered and 77 people had been charged d...

Events


23Aug
NWG Child Sexual Exploitation Foundation Training (NWG Network)
Location: Derby
14Sep
NWG Health Forum (NWG Network)
Location: TBC
16Sep
Youth Justice Interventions - Time for a Change? (NWG )
Location: Derby
21Sep
NWG CSE CoOrdinators/Practitioners Forum (NWG Network)
Location: Birmingham
22Sep
NWG Members Surgery (NWG)
Location: Derby
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