Event Type: Region: Date:

Safeguarding Children Awareness Course (Formerly Levels 1 & 2)

By other at South West

This Safeguarding course is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children whether in a voluntary capacity or as a professional, it is intended for those that have infrequent and regular contact with children. The types of roles could include librarians,GP receptionists, those working within dentistry,physiotherapists, osteopaths, environmental health officers, sports coaches and administrators, police officers,social workers, those working at sports centres, sports academies, health staff, faith group leaders, charities,care workers, play scheme workers, teachers and community youth group workers. 

Learning Outcomes to include

An understanding of the definitions of safeguarding and child protection

The types of abuse namely sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, neglect and other forms of abuse.

The possible signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect. To include children with disabilities.

Child development

How to deal with a disclosure, information sharing and reporting concerns. Awareness of the expected standards of behaviour by staff towards to children. What to do if you become concerned about a colleagues behaviour towards a child or potential risk they present.

The importance of knowing your safeguard lead

The framework for the assessment of children in need, including the step up and step down process.

The importance of early help and intervention Effective recording

Relevant legislation

Presented by

Fiona Lee – Former Detective Constable, Child Protection Investigator and Trainer, Devon & Cornwall Police

Book Your Place

Two-Day Safeguarding Children Managers Course (Formerly Level 5 )

By other at South West

A two-day Safeguarding training course to provide managers with an understanding of their roles and responsibilities when managing staff who have a responsibility for safeguarding. The training is designed for professional advisors, named, nominated and designated officers for child protection, and their deputies, in all services. Operational managers, including practice supervisors, front line and operational managers. 

The aim of the first day is to provide managers with an understanding of their roles & responsibilities when managing staff who have a responsibility for safeguarding children. The learning continues into the second day when managers are afforded an opportunity to test their knowledge by engaging in a challenging practical tabletop exercises. A challenging day but conducted in a safe learning environment

Learning outcomes include

Working Together 2015 (Working Together 2017 if published)

Key legislation

Information sharing

Co-working on serious & complex child abuse investigations

The escalation process & managing disagreements

Managing allegations within the workforce and the role of Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Recognise how agencies must work together to assess, identify, review & meet the needs of children where there are Safeguarding concerns.

Serious Case Reviews and their role regarding improving practice

Managing risk

Managing Complex multi-agency cases

Good record keeping & disclosure

Information and intelligence sharing

The definitions of critical incident and complex safeguarding case

Media strategy

Criminal Justice implications

Presented by – Simon Snell – Former Detective Inspector, Child Exploitation Unit, Devon & Cornwall Police and Paul Northcott – Former Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Public Protection, Devon & Cornwall Police

Cost : £250 + VAT, includes lunch & refreshments

Book Your Place

NWG Boys & Young Men Forum

By nwg at East Midlands

Aim of Forum: –
To provide an up to date platform in which practitioners can explore policy, practice and research in the protection of vulnerable Boys and Young Men at risk of CSE.
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.
Provide feedback on client’s needs, concerns and interests.
To ensure that Boys and Young Men are consulted and engaged in both the development of policy and practice.
Feedback information about the community to establish developmental needs and creative interventions.
To comment and advise on national policy and practice
Monitor and evaluate services, resources and strategies that impact on the client group.
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.

Book Your Place Download Agenda

INVISIBLE CSE Awareness Play

By other at North West

Footlights Theatre is inviting you and your colleagues to our highly respected, young person led, performance of our CSE awareness play INVISIBLE which will also give us an opportunity to show case our brand new performing arts space, which is dedicated to educating and developing children, young people and the community through the arts here in Salford.

Click on the image above or here to watch our short trailer

Footlights Theatre is working with Greater Manchester Police, various CSE Teams and promoting Project Phoenix and  the  It’s Not Okay campaign. This performance will have a  focus on “Positions of Power”  and the links to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), especially highlighting how these people  approach and use different grooming models to entice them in.

INVISIBLE is a play designed for secondary schools, with excellent feedback so far, but we have adapted it to encourage parents and their children over the age of 12 to come and watch this performance. We would also like to invite professionals who work with young people and their parents, who may be interested in watching and learning more about what Footlights is doing to tackle these issues in Greater Manchester.

Book your seat by clicking here:  Invisible Community Performance Tickets

Child Protection in the Digital World

By other at London

Child Protection in the Digital World – Safeguarding Young People from Exploitation, Harmful Content, and Abuse Online

Delegates Will:

Engage with the latest policy and technological developments to improve children’s safety online
Assess how industry, schools, the police, local authorities and families can work to together to keep children safe
Analyse how social media companies has offer simplified T&Cs to young people and improve their response to the reporting of inappropriate or harmful content and conduct
Determine how local children’s services and safeguarding children boards can support strategies to tackle online exploitation and abuse.
Consider how to design and deliver effective therapeutic support to young people and families who have be victims of online sexual exploitation, abuse, sextortion or cyber bullying
Develop practical ideas for raising awareness of online risks amongst young people and the general public, including how to report issues and obtain help
Examine how to expedite the identification, disruption and detention of those seeking to engage sexually with children online, strengthening the criminal justice response
Scrutinise how to equip parents and professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to safeguard children from harmful content and empower young people to operate safely online
Discuss the benefits of reimagining sex education in schools with a prominent focus on preparing children for digital life
Evaluate the Digital Economy Bill and how best to restrict access to online content that may cause children harm

Book Your Place Download Agenda

Leading Edge Child Sexual Exploitation Advanced Training – Essex

By nwg at South East

The CPD accredited Advanced Course is designed to encourage the reflective practice of delegates through engaging discussions, sharing of experiences and through the use of a case study. The course aims to develop knowledge and awareness of the complexities of CSE for young people and their families whilst enhancing the practical skills necessary to be able to offer support effectively.

There is an expectation that practitioners attending will have an existing knowledge of CSE and completed the NWG Foundation Course or similar.

Learning Outcomes

– Identify and apply to practice the skills needed to ensure the rights of the child underpin the work we do.

– Recognise and describe how sexualised images and material can impact the lives of young people today.

– Recognise when victim blaming occurs and have confidence in our practice to challenge this discrimination.

– Demonstrate good practice when arranging and facilitating meetings involving young people and their parents or carers.

– Explain what self-blame is and how this affects young people and their emotional wellbeing.

– Define trauma and describe how it might manifest.

– Recognise ways in which we can develop our practice through the consideration of different models of working with trauma.

– Delegates will use a case study along with their knowledge and practice to analyse and question the case study in order to make an assessment and to plan how they might intervene and disrupt child sexual exploitation.

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

Book Your Place Download Agenda

Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Taking Early Action

By other at London

Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Taking Early Action

We are happy to announce a fully confirmed programme:
Jessica Deighton, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, CAMHS EBPU, University College London (UCL) & the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for North Norfolk & Former
Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health
Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP)
Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges & Children &
Young People’s Mental Health Coalition
Paul Burstow, Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and former Minister for Mental Health
Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive, YoungMinds
Dr Neera Dholakia, GP Chair, Perinatal Steering Group, CNWL
Dr Maddalena MIELE, Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry,
Dr Kirsten Barnicot, Academic Perinatal Psychologist
Sir Albert Aynsley Green Kt, Former first Children’s Commissioner for England and champion of children and families

Book Your Place

Leading Edge Child Sexual Exploitation Foundation Training – Exeter

By nwg at South West

Leading Edge Child Sexual Exploitation Foundation Training.

Our CPD accredited course has been developed with the expertise learnt through the Response Unit leading specialist’s engagement with practitioners from a wide range of disciplines. The course continually updates with the latest understanding through a dynamic engagement with our trainer and Response Unit lead specialists. This will give delegates enhanced consideration of the latest in depth knowledge and understanding of impacts of Child Sexual Exploitation and associated issues and complexities.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Thorough understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation; its reach, the NWG process of Child Sexual Exploitation 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 sexual exploitation can impact on young people and those around them and how they respond to the trauma of Sexual Exploitation.
  • Define trafficking and explain how the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 can benefit victims of Child Sexual Exploitation.
  • 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 CPD certificate and the NWG Foundation Course electronic badge that can be displayed on their email signature.

Book Your Place Download Agenda

NWG Members Surgery

By nwg at

The members surgery offers an opportunity for in-depth discussion around any CSE & Human Trafficking issues/concerns/cases/challenges that you may be facing.

Appointments to be made for 1-2 hours for a 1:1/Skype/FaceTime/Conference Telephone consultation with the Specialist Team – this has proved extremely helpful to our network.

Contact wendy@nwgnetwork.org to book a slot

NWG CSE Coordinators & Practitioners Forum

By nwg at West Midlands

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, working in the field of child sexual expliotation or have responsibility for progressing the response to Child Sexual Exploitation.

Chairing arrangements: Ali Mills (CAN)


Should you have any queries or require any further information please contact wendy@nwgnetwork.org

Book Your Place Download Agenda