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

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

27 September 2016
09:30 - 16.00
How do you use legisilation to get the best to improve the responses other services give for your victms of child sexual exploitation and traficking?
There is a range of legialstion 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 Mechanisim. Todate 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 defence.

  • 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 defence 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.

NWG Members: £ 49.00 Non Memebrs £74.00
Book at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/victim-identification-tool-in-relation-to-child-sexual-exploitation-nrm-tickets-27351040699



NWG Boys & Young Men Forum

NWG Network
East Midlands - NWG Derby

6 October 2016
10.30 - 15.45
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

File attachment: BYM Agenda 6.10.16.doc



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 



NWG Radicalisation and Extremism Awareness Seminar plus bonus session: Citizen Project: Extremism, Radicalisation and Terrorism awareness training for young learners

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

2 November 2016
09.30 - 15.00
 
 
Refreshments and Lunch included
Fee: £84.00 NWG Gold members  £124.00 Non Members
 
R.E.A.P  
Radicalisation and Extremism Awareness Project       

This interactive and relevant training is aimed at all Safeguarders - to empower you to Recognise, React and Respond and/or Refer children at risk of Radicalisation or Extremist influences.            

The new Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 includes provisions which place a duty on specified bodies, including the Police, Prisons, Local Authorities, Schools and Universities, to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism”. (Theresa May Feb 2015)

All safeguarding and support organisations and authorities subject to this duty, need to ensure they provide appropriate training for staffinvolved in the implementation of this responsibility. 

Staff that engage with children must understand what radicalisation means and how young people may become vulnerable to being drawn into extremist and/or terrorist activity.  Similarly, all staff need to be aware and understand the relationship between radicalisation and terrorism and how to recognise, react to and refer or report potentially harmful activity.   

The ‘National’ aim is to prevent children in our communities, from becoming drawn into radical, extremist or terrorist activity

“What are you doing to increase your staff’s awareness of the threats of extremism and terrorist activity in your area of responsibility?”

This workshop is fully facilitated by an experienced former Counter Terrorism officer and includes an interactive relevant case study
 
Bonus Afternoon Session:
Citizen Project
Extremism, Radicalisation and Terrorism awareness training for young learners

The Citizen project is an exciting interactive engagement product, specifically designed for children and young adults. The aims of this project are to increase awareness, to educate and to challenge young people, in relation to their understanding of the dangers of potential extremist and terrorist activity in their community. This project also aims to support the concept of safeguarding vulnerable young people.
 
Citizen has been designed to engage young people around the Prevent strategy, namely;
“To stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism”.

 
The input consists of learners following a cyber-journey taken by Cody, and their brother Michael, as they travel through the area that they live in, called “Theirtown”.
 
Along the way, participants will watch them as they become involved in real life situations, and will discuss their actions, reactions and possible outcomes of their behaviour.


 



Harmful Sexual Behaviour-Changing the way we see it

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

11 November 2016
10:00 - 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:

 Harmful Sexual Behaviour - Changing the way we see it
Victim research indicates that children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour are, themselves, highly likely to be victims. So, is Harmful Sexual Behaviour really that different from Child Sexual Exploitation? What do we know about children's experiences and what are the implications for future interventions? 
Outcomes:
  • Clearer understanding of the crossover between victimhood and offending
  • Understanding HSB behaviours as possible symptoms of developmental impairment
  • Introduction to the Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) and it’s use working with HSB/CSE
  • 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:
  • Harmful Sexual Behaviour and Child Sexual Exploitation specialists
  • Social workers & support staff  (child care, YOT, leaving care, fostering, mentors, etc.)
  • Residential child care staff
  • Foster carers, kinship carers
  • YOI, STC or secure children’s home staff
  • Victim workers
  • Counsellors, therapists, psychologists, etc.
  • Anyone with an interest in working with Harmful Sexual Behaviour and Child Sexual Exploitation
NWG Gold Members £90.00 / non members £130.00
Book : https://harmful-sexual-behaviour-changing-the-way-we-see.eventbrite.co.uk



NWG Members Surgery

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

16 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 Child Sexual Exploitation Foundation Course

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

17 November 2016
10:00- 16:00

Our one day Foundation Training Course is designed to follow on from our innovative e-learning course ‘Tackling CSE’. 

 

This course has been developed to improve understanding of CSE and will provide learners with a more in depth knowledge of CSE along with the complexities and impact of CSE. 

 

Learning Outcomes

·      Thorough understanding of CSE; its reach, the NWG process of CSE victim and perpetrator profiles and models. 

·      In depth awareness of Missing and Consent and their importance when supporting young people who are at risk of exploitation or who are being exploited. 

·      Assess their effectiveness when working in partnership with others including young people and families.

·      Identify and understand how CSE can impact on young people and those around them and how they respond to the trauma of CSE. 

·      Define trafficking and explain how the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 can benefit victims of CSE. 

·      Have an awareness of the Victim Identification Tool (NRM) and the statutory responsibility agencies have to refer potential victims of trafficking. This awareness will provide them with information on the process of the NRM. 

 

On completion of this course participants will receive a certificate and the NWG Foundation Course electronic badge that can be displayed on their email signature

 

Fee £49.00 NWG Gold Members £74.00 Non Members (plus small booking fee)

 

NOTE: Registration & Coffee from 9am - training starts 10am

 

Details and to book http://nwgcsefoundationtraining.eventbrite.co.uk



NWG Health Forum

NWG Network
East Midlands - Derby

22 November 2016
13:00 - 16:00
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 



NWG Police Forum

NWG
East Midlands - Derby

29 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 (plus small admin fee) 
Booking at: http://nwgpoliceforum.eventbrite.co.uk
 



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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