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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 Trauma Training

By nwg at East Midlands

Trauma Training

This course is awaiting CPD accreditation

The aim of this course is for practitioners to gain a more in depth understanding of trauma and the impact it has on the lives of children and young people. The course will take delegates through a journey on how the brain develops during childhood and the importance of understanding this process for our working practice. There will be a focus on how trauma manifests and the ways in which we cope with trauma. In gaining a more in depth understanding of trauma and the impact it has on the lives of children and young people, practitioners will better equipped to offer effective support.

This course is aimed at multi agency practitioners from a variety sectors and roles who are involved in supporting children, young people and their families in the field of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

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CSE Assessment Launch

By nwg at West Midlands

In response to demand from our network, we have developed the tool to support multi-agency staff to better exercise professional judgement and to promote greater involvement of children, young people and parent(s)/carer(s) in the assessment and planning process. The tool moves away from a scoring and tick box approach and is designed to be used to inform rather than determine professional judgements. This approach will require good engagement with children and their families to complete the assessment and we know from research, including the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, as well as learning from serious case reviews, that this is fundamental to good assessment and planning.

The tool also has revised definitions of a child’s level of need/risk and this is to try and address current practice where children who are being exploited are referred to as at ‘high risk of sexual exploitation’, rather than victims of abuse/exploitation.

The revised tool has been informed by consultation with NWG network members, including those who attended a CSE Coordinators Forum. Young People and Parents/Carers have also been consulted during this process to ensure their voices are heard and represented in this tool. In addition, available research has informed the update however we recognise that there is a limited evidence base in this area and to this end we will seek to evaluate the assessment tool on both the quality of practice and outcomes for children and young people. The tool is designed not only to assess risk but to identify need and opportunities for intervention as early as possible.

The tool has been piloted by multi agency professionals and services in order to test the process and has received positive feedback. The tool will be accompanied by a comprehensive training offer which will be supported by a film which is young person led.

The tool will be launched with a preview of the supporting training and film material.

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Gypsy and Traveller – Engagement Masterclass

By other at East Midlands

This half day Masterclass is for anyone wanting to engage or work more effectively with Gypsies and Travellers ensuring that their services are inclusive and accessible. This is a lively, interactive session, delivered by English Romany Gypsies who are Professional and Experienced Trainers.

Venue: Gypsylife, Gypsy Corner Farm, Smeath Road, Hayton, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9JL

Wed 6th September 2017
Thursday 7th September 2017
Friday 8th September 2017
Wed 13th September 2017
Thursday 14th September 2017
Friday 15th September 2017
Wed 20th September 2017
Thursday 21st September 2017
Friday 22nd September 2017

Places are limited, for more information and bookings email: gypsylifenat@gmail.com /  07480 221 756

CSE Assessment Tool Launch

By nwg at East Midlands

In response to demand from our network, we have developed the tool to support multi-agency staff to better exercise professional judgement and to promote greater involvement of children, young people and parent(s)/carer(s) in the assessment and planning process. The tool moves away from a scoring and tick box approach and is designed to be used to inform rather than determine professional judgements. This approach will require good engagement with children and their families to complete the assessment and we know from research, including the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, as well as learning from serious case reviews, that this is fundamental to good assessment and planning.

The tool also has revised definitions of a child’s level of need/risk and this is to try and address current practice where children who are being exploited are referred to as at ‘high risk of sexual exploitation’, rather than victims of abuse/exploitation.

The revised tool has been informed by consultation with NWG network members, including those who attended a CSE Coordinators Forum. Young People and Parents/Carers have also been consulted during this process to ensure their voices are heard and represented in this tool. In addition, available research has informed the update however we recognise that there is a limited evidence base in this area and to this end we will seek to evaluate the assessment tool on both the quality of practice and outcomes for children and young people. The tool is designed not only to assess risk but to identify need and opportunities for intervention as early as possible.

The tool has been piloted by multi agency professionals and services in order to test the process and has received positive feedback. The tool will be accompanied by a comprehensive training offer which will be supported by a film which is young person led.

The tool will be launched with a preview of the supporting training and film material.

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Leading Edge Child Sexual Exploitation Advanced Training – Exeter

By nwg at South West

Leading Edge Child Sexual Exploitation Advanced Training – Exeter

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.

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Learning Disabilities for Practitioners in a Safeguarding Environment

By nwg at East Midlands

Learning Disabilities for Practitioners in a Safeguarding Environment

Awaiting CPD accreditation

The NWG Network and the Ann Craft Trust have worked in partnership to develop two new training courses to meet the levels of expertise of practitioners who work within the field of CSE and learning disabilities.

Both courses aim to enhance the knowledge and awareness of delegates, helping them to understand how the young person’s perception and understanding of the world around them is affected. Many young people do not have a specific diagnosis but have a variety of complex emotional and health needs. Delegates will develop their practical and communication skills in order for interventions to be more effective when supporting young people whether they have a diagnosis or not.

This course is aimed at practitioners whose main role is within safeguarding children and in the field of CSE. This training will concentrate on developing your knowledge on young people with learning disabilities and difficulties and how this can impact on the work you do in safeguarding them from abuse and exploitation.

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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

Leading Edge Child Sexual Exploitation Advanced Training – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

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.

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SAFE CSE Masterclass

By other at South West

SAFE CSE Masterclass will be held at Flybe Training Academy, Exeter, on Tuesday 19th September 2017:-

This event will provide a wealth of information for those working in the CSE and Safeguarding roles.

The cost of this event is £75  plus VAT which includes all refreshments and lunch.

To book a place please email safe.masterclass@gmail.com or ring Jill on 07703 449468

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