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NWG CSE CoOrdinators/Practitioners Forum

NWG Network
West Midlands - Birmingham

30 June 2016
10:30 - 16:00
This working group has been established on behalf of The NWG Network
Aim:Safeguard Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation, focussing on 3 key themes:  Prevention, Protection,  Prosecution
Objectives:Share and learn from good (and poor) practice
·      Share and find solutions to common frustrations and barriers
·      Embrace the opportunity to influence national policy and practice
·      Utilise the 4 key areas of the national action plan: ‘Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation’, as the framework and structure of this group: Raising awareness, Effective inter-agency action,Securing prosecutions,Helping children and families
Membership:The working group will include representatives from across the country from a range of services that have a vested interest in the delivery of the cross governmental national action plan: ‘Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation’. Members will be responsible for coordinating Child Sexual Exploitation in their area, and have responsibility for progressing the response to Child Sexual Exploitation.
Chairing arrangements:Ali Mills (CAN)
The forum costs £5.00 to attend -payable on the day Please register HERE

File attachment: Coordinators Agenda June 16.doc



NWG Police Forum

NWG Network
East Midlands - Derby

5 July 2016
10:00 - 16:00
This Police Only forum will aim to raise awareness of the work taking place in forces across the regions regarding tackling Child Sexual Exploitation and Modern Day Slavery and be an opportunity for you to learn from and share good (and bad) practice from previous investigations and ongoing work .  Although the day will be quite informal, we would like to ask you all to contribute towards discussions and debates as this will be an interactive learning opportunity based on your experiences, knowledge and expertise in order to help you deliver in your role.
£5.00 to attend - plus 0.84p booking fee
 
Please note our new address: Suite 2 , Innovation House , East Service Road, Raynesways, Derby DE21 7BF

File attachment: Police agenda 05 07 16 [1].doc



NWG Marginalised Communities Forum

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

7 July 2016
11.00 - 16.00
The Marginalised Communities forum meets quarterly and brings together practitioners from a range of agencies and services, both statutory and voluntary sectors to focus on identification and support for vulnerable young people from marginalised groups within our communities. The aim is to share good practice to promote Safeguarding of Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation through engagement with marginalised groups.
 
Fee: £5.00 (plus booking fee 0.84p)
 

File attachment: Marginalised Communities forum - July 16.doc



NWG Members Surgery

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

14 July 2016
10:00 - 16:00
The NWG Network Specialist Team members surgery 10 am – 4pm
at NWG HQ
Suite 2
Innovation House
East Service Road
Raynesway
Derby
DE21 7BF
Members of the specialist team will be available to assist with CSE and Human Trafficking related queries.
 
You can book to come along to the office or book a telephone/Skype/Facetime appointment
Please email network@nwgnetwork.org to arrange an appointment or call 01332 585371
 



NWG Support and Therapeutic Help forum

NWG Network
East Midlands - Derby

19 July 2016
10:00 - 15.30
This forum meets on a twice-yearly basis for professionals seeking to provide support and help as therapeutically appropriate as possible. It covers frontline engagement through to providing specialist treatment facilities. 
 
Objectives
  • To provide NWG Network with an opportunity to update the forum on the work of the NWG and its network
  • The learning from the forum will be shared to inform the NWG through the other Forums at the NWG
  • To share ‘good practice’ and lessons learned
  • To contribute to solving problems and finding solutions to local/national barriers to practice
  • To share new research
  • Provide feedback on client’s needs, concerns and interests
  • To provide a sharing point for professionals who are providing support to children
  • To comment and advise on national policy and practice in relation to therapeutic interventions
  • To support the development of CSE treatment and restorative models
  • To help promote and publicise projects and services
  • Act as a planning tool – so that the forum can be consulted on service development and provision
Agenda to follow
 
Fee £5.00 to attend (plus 0.84p booking fee) 
 

File attachment: Therapeutic Help Support Agenda 2016.doc



Victim Identification Tool in Relation to Child Sexual Exploitation (NRM)

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

27 July 2016
9.30am - 4pm
How do you use legislation to get the best to improve the responses other services give for your victims of child sexual exploitation and trafifcking?
 
 
There is a range of legislation that will highlight the duty of care and the role of a wide range of services to children and young people identified as victims of child sexual exploitation and trafficking one of those is the National Referral Mechanism. To date not widely used by professional, mainly due to a lack of knowledge of its existence and usefulness. 
 
This course is aimed at those who wish to improve services and responses given to these children and young people.
 
What is the National Referral Mechanism?
The NRM is a victim identification process, it identifies that a victim has been subject to a serious crime, the sexual exploitation (Human Trafficking) of a child. In relation to CSE there is no similar mechanism for the identification of a victim and crime
 
Why is this relevant to children who are being sexually exploited?
If a child is moved by someone within the UK with the intention of sexually exploiting the child that’s trafficking.
 
What is the benefit of a positive NRM referral for a UK child?
An officer from the UK Human Trafficking Centre will send you written notification that they have positively identified the child as a victim of Human Trafficking. That document can be tendered in evidence in court and cannot be challenged
 
Benefits of Using the NRM in some cases of CSE
 
·       Referral to the NRM will identify that there is a victim and not a willing participant.
·       The NRM will identify that an offence of Human Trafficking is being or has been committed which should instigate an investigation/safeguarding review.
·       The issues of age or consent can be rendered irrelevant as a defense.
·       It helps to explain the behaviour of the victims through control, fear of reprisal, and retribution.
·       It addresses some of the difficulties when dealing with cases that involve young people between the ages of 16 to 18 yrs.
·       It helps to change the dynamic in court by presenting the children as a group of identified Human Trafficking victims. And the defendants as an Organised Crime Group of Human Traffickers.
·       The Trafficking offences are a life style offence for Proceeds of Crime.
·       Maximum sentence for Human Trafficking life imprisonment
·       Under section 17(4) Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 a trafficked victim who has been subjected to sexual exploitation is deemed automatically to be "intimidated"
·       Eligibility for special measures and the most appropriate special measure for them.
·       Statutory defense of Human Trafficking in respect of offences committed as a victim
·       Section 1 (1) Protection of Children Act 1978, indecent photographs of children; this is a significant control factor in this type of offence.
·       Reparation orders for compensation for victims
·       Forfeiture of land vehicle ship or aircraft
·       Slavery and Trafficking Prevention orders on conviction
·       Slavery and Trafficking Prevention orders on application
 
·      In a recent case a jury took just 20 minutes to convict 4 men of trafficking a child within a county and the child did not have to give evidence in court.
In the morning sessions the attendees will gain an understanding of the international definition of Trafficked Human Beings in relation to the National Referral Mechanism and CSE, and the Modern Slavery act 2015. In the afternoon they will have the opportunity to learn from completing referrals  based on real cases and gain the knowledge and confidence to submit high quality referrals to the NRM ensuring the best possible outcomes.
 
Practitioners that attended this seminar previously said:- 
 
"offered useful advice from expert who has operational experience which has proved invaluable"      "real information"
 
"I learn more each visit"          "I found todays training very useful and I will disseminate the information within the authority that I work for".
 
Fee: NWG Gold Members £49.00  Non Member £74.00 (small booking fee applies) 
 
 



NWG Child Sexual Exploitation Foundation Training

NWG Network
East Midlands - Derby

23 August 2016
10:00 - 16:00

The NWG are delighted to announce our Child Sexual Exploitation Foundation training, part of our new suite of training programmes developed and delivered by our specialist team.

The Foundation Course is designed to follow on from our own innovative online resource ‘Tackling CSE’ or other similar basic educational courses where the learning outcomes are basic awareness, signs, symptoms, triggers and indicators.

The learning outcomes for the one day Foundation Course are;

Improved understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) covering the different models

How young people become involved and react to CSE issues

The process of CSE, what is known about perpetrators and how they target and exploit young people

Understand what is best practice in responding to issues of CSE

The benefits of the new Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 sections 1 & 2 and how this new legislation can be used to combat CSE locally

Forthcoming developments and the future of CSE practices

Partnership working and Information sharing

On completion of the course delegates will receive a certificate and the NWG Foundation course electronic badge that can be displayed on their emails.

Fee £49.00 NWG Gold Members £74.00 Non Members

Note our new address: Suite 2 Innovation House , East Service Road Raynesway, Derby DE21 7BF

Book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nwg-child-sexual-exploitation-foundation-training-tickets-25718090501

 
 



NWG Health Forum

NWG Network
TBC

14 September 2016
10:30 - 15:30
The Health forum is held quarterly for all Health Professionals including those in Public Health and also other professionals’ who have an interest in the agenda.  It covers a wide range of issuesfor health professionals from the Voice of Young People, therapeutic interventions to Strategic development at a National level
 
£5.00 to attend - plus booking fee



Youth Justice Interventions - Time for a Change?

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

16 September 2016
09.30 - 16.00

Due to feed back from two workshops facilitated by Jonny Matthew at our 2016 Conference we are delighted to present the following event:

Youth Justice Interventions - Time for a Change?
The cohort of young people in the youth justice system is changing. Fewer young people are entering the system and custody numbers are massively down. What's left is a smaller but significantly more complex group who are resistant to the standard youth justice interventions. So how do we tailor our input to reduce offending in young people with attachment, trauma and other developmental problems?
Outcomes:
  • Clearer understanding of the current cohort of complex adolescent offenders
  • Understanding behaviours as symptoms of developmental impairment
  • Introduction to the Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) and it’s use in youth justice
  • Understand and practice CPR (consistency, predictability and Reliability)
  • Employing empathy in practice and matching the young person’s vitality of affect
  • Apply TRM thinking to identify a young person’s progress
Audience:
  • YOT workers - all types (case managers, mentors, support staff, programme workers, MH, etc.)
  • Adolescent social workers (e.g. leaving care, 16+ teams, etc.)
  • Residential child care staff
  • Remand foster carers
  • YOI, STC or secure children’s home staff
  • Substance misuse professionals
  • Anyone with an interest in working with young people who have offended
 
 More about Jonny Matthew
Qualifications:
  • MSc - Criminology & Criminal Justice – Cardiff University
  • DipCrimCJ – Cardiff University
  • B.A.(Hons) – Community Studies – Social Work – UWIC Cardiff
  • DipSW – UWIC Cardiff
 Current employment:
Jonny is a part time (0.6) Senior Adviser for Casework Innovation for the Wales Youth Justice Board (YJB).
He is working to develop, test and evaluate a case management approach for youth offending teams to use with young people with complex and prolific offending histories.
Jonny also works on a freelance basis as a consultant social worker and criminologist. He offers consultancy, training, assessment, inspection, editing and supervision on a private basis, working with local authorities, charities and the private sector.
Jonny also runs a website and blog promoting recovery for troubled young people ( www.JonnyMatthew.com ).
Previous employment:
Prior to his current role, Jonny was a YOT officer for 5 years followed by 10 years as an adolescent sexual offending specialist with Barnardo’s. In August 2013, he left his 3-year post as Deputy Manager of Hillside Secure Children’s Home, where he was responsible for the therapy and other interventions, and joined the YJB.
 
Jonny’s research interests are youth crime, attachment, adoption & fostering, abuse, safeguarding, therapeutic approaches and particularly how skewed development impacts on children’s behaviour.
 
Jonny is also Chair of NOTA Wales www.NOTA.co.uk ) and is a co-opted National Committee member of BASW Cymru www.basw.co.uk/wales/
Feedbackfor Jonny from the NWG 2016 conference  
 
"Brilliant"
"Fantastic Presentation"
"Great speaker - very engaging knowledgable and interesting"
"Excellent presentation. Points to take away to develop support case studies"
 
Fee: NWG Gold Members: £90.00  Non Members: £130.00 
 
 



NWG CSE CoOrdinators/Practitioners Forum

NWG Network
West Midlands - Birmingham

21 September 2016
10:30 - 16:00
This working group has been established on behalf of The NWG Network
Aim:Safeguard Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation, focussing on 3 key themes:  Prevention, Protection,  Prosecution
Objectives:Share and learn from good (and poor) practice
·      Share and find solutions to common frustrations and barriers
·      Embrace the opportunity to influence national policy and practice
·      Utilise the 4 key areas of the national action plan: ‘Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation’, as the framework and structure of this group: Raising awareness, Effective inter-agency action,Securing prosecutions,Helping children and families
Membership:The working group will include representatives from across the country from a range of services that have a vested interest in the delivery of the cross governmental national action plan: ‘Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation’. Members will be responsible for coordinating Child Sexual Exploitation in their area, and have responsibility for progressing the response to Child Sexual Exploitation.
Chairing arrangements:Ali Mills (CAN)
The forum costs £5.00 (plus booking fee) to attend please book via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nwg-cse-coordinator-practitioner-forum-tickets-26097413065



NWG Members Surgery

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

22 September 2016
10:00 - 16:00

Suite 2

Innovation House

East Service Road

Raynesway

Derby

DE21 7BF

 

The Members surgery offers an opportunity for an appointment to be made for 1-2 hours and have a 1:1/Skype/Face time/Conference Telephone consultation with the whole Specialist Team – this has proved extremely helpful to our network.

 

Contact wendy@nwgnetwork.org to book a slot



NWG Boys & Young Men Forum

NWG Network
East Midlands - NWG Derby

6 October 2016
10.00 - 16.00
An opportunity in which practitioners can explore policy, practice and research in the protection of vulnerable Boys and Young Men at risk of CSE.
 
The forum will consist of practitioners and representatives from across the country and from a range of services that have a vested interest in the needs of Boys & Young Men and a combined interest in the delivery of the cross government national actin plan: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation.
 
An agenda will follow shortly.
 
The cost to attend is £5 plus booking fee



NWG Members Surgery

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

18 October 2016
10:00 - 16:00

Suite 2

Innovation House

East Service Road

Raynesway

Derby

DE21 7BF

 

Our members surgeries all an opportunity for an appointment to be made for 1-2 hours and have a 1:1/Skype/Face time/Conference Telephone consultation with the whole Specialist Team – this has proved extremely helpful to our network.

 
Contact wendy@nwgnetwork.org to book a slot 



LSCB Strategic Leads Forum

NWG Network
West Midlands - Birmingham

19 October 2016
10:30 - 16:00
The forum offers an opportunity for Local Safeguarding Children's Strategic Leads to discuss and debate issues relating to the sensitive nature of Child Sexual Exploitation.

Open discussions will take place in a secure and confidential environment.

This will be an opportunity to discuss tackling Child Sexual Exploitation from an LSCB perspective and share ideas on how to engage multi agency partners in order to implement the National Action Plan, 'Tackling Child sexual Exploitation' on a local level
 
The NWG Network is pleased to announce that this forum will be chaired by Liz Murphy, Interim Lead, Herefordshire Safeguarding Unit. The Vice Chair is Jonathan Pickering, LSCB Business Manager, Bracknell Forest.
 
The forum costs £5.00 to attend plus booking fee



NWG Members Surgery

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

15 November 2016
10:00 - 16:00

Suite 2 

Innovation House 

East Service Road

Raynesway

Derby

DE21 7BF

 

Our members surgeries all an opportunity for an appointment to be made for 1-2 hours and have a 1:1/Skype/Face time/Conference Telephone consultation with the whole Specialist Team – this has proved extremely helpful to our network.

 
Contact wendy@nwgnetwork.org to book a slot 



NWG Health Forum

NWG Network
TBC

22 November 2016
10:30 - 15:30
The Health forum is held quarterly for all Health Professionals including those in Public Health and also other professionals’ who have an interest in the agenda.  It covers a wide range of issuesfor health professionals from the Voice of Young People, therapeutic interventions to Strategic development at a National level
 
£5.00 to attend 
details to book to foolow



NWG Police Forum

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

30 November 2016
10:00- 16:00
This Police Only forum will aim to raise awareness of the work taking place in forces across the regions regarding tackling Child Sexual Exploitation and Modern Day Slavery and be an opportunity for you to learn from and share good (and bad) practice from previous investigations and ongoing work .  Although the day will be quite informal, we would like to ask you all to contribute towards discussions and debates as this will be an interactive learning opportunity based on your experiences, knowledge and expertise in order to help you deliver in your role.
£5.00 to attend
Booking details to follow
 



NWG CSE CoOrdinators/Practitioners Forum

NWG Network
West Midlands - Birmingham

7 December 2016
10:30 - 16:00
This working group has been established on behalf of The NWG Network
Aim:Safeguard Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation, focussing on 3 key themes:  Prevention, Protection,  Prosecution
Objectives:Share and learn from good (and poor) practice
·      Share and find solutions to common frustrations and barriers
·      Embrace the opportunity to influence national policy and practice
·      Utilise the 4 key areas of the national action plan: ‘Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation’, as the framework and structure of this group: Raising awareness, Effective inter-agency action,Securing prosecutions,Helping children and families
Membership:The working group will include representatives from across the country from a range of services that have a vested interest in the delivery of the cross governmental national action plan: ‘Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation’. Members will be responsible for coordinating Child Sexual Exploitation in their area, and have responsibility for progressing the response to Child Sexual Exploitation.
Chairing arrangements:Ali Mills (CAN)
The forum costs £5.00 to attend booking details to foolow



NWG Members Surgery

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

13 December 2016
10:00 - 16:00

Suite 2

Innovation House

East Service Road

Raynesway

Derby

DE21 7BF

The members surgery offers an opportunity for an appointment to be made for 1-2 hours and have a 1:1/Skype/Face time/Conference Telephone consultation with the whole Specialist Team – this has proved extremely helpful to our network.

Contact wendy@nwgnetwork.org to book a slot



NWG Boys & Young Men Forum

NWG Network
NWG Derby

15 December 2016
10.00 - 16.00
The BYM Forum meets quarterly and brings together professionals working in specific projects for boys and young men and those working in wider CSE provision but wanting to develop there knowledge around working with males. The forum seeks to cover all aspects from Prevention to Prosecution and the engagement of the voice of boys and young men in their experience of services.
Dates for 2016-2017 include:
 
The cost to attend is £5 
Booking details to follow
 
 



National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Raising Day

NWG Network
UK National - National

18 March 2017
Full Day
Join us in the Fight Against Child Sexual Exploitation
National Charity NWG Network asks all to unite against child sexual exploitation for their National CSE Awareness Day – 18th March 2017.
 
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.
 
The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children. 
 
The National CSE Awareness Day has a brand identity in the form of a badge, and soon to be launched website educating all on the factors of CSE, what it is, potential indicators and how you can help to stop it.
A full suite of marketing and campaign materials will be available for partners and supporters to download from their stop-cse.org website.
 
On the 18th March 2015 NWG Network call for all to unite against child sexual exploitation. Show your support by writing a personal pledge and posting to your social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands to help them raise awareness of CSE.
 
NWG are committed to the fight against CSE and supporting victims and their families who are subjected to child sexual exploitation. But they cannot succeed without the support of people like you. Visit www.stop-cse.org to find out more about the National Awareness Day and putting a stop to CSE.
Help NWG Network to continue to tackle abuse and give victims of CSE a bigger voice. Donate just £3 by texting VOICE to 70007.
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