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Member Surgery

By nwg at East Midlands

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

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

Contact network@nwgnetwork.org to book a slot.

Member Surgery

By nwg at East Midlands

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

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

Contact network@nwgnetwork.org to book a slot.

Zoe Lodrick – Working with the legacy of sexualised trauma and exploitation -Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

NWG is as delighted as ever to welcome back Zoe Lodrick with this follow on course from Unveiling the Psychology of Sexual Exploitation.

This course is aimed at practitioners who have attended Zoe’s ‘Unveiling the Pscyhology of Sexual Exploitation’ Seminar.

During the day Zoe will be covering the following areas;

– Recap the neurobiology of threat.

– Trauma symptomatology will be considered in light of the neurobiology in terms of: what was done, what that did and what is now needed.

– Practical skills for managing trauma symptomatology will be outlined.

– Guilt and shame: both the why and how to work with will be explored.

– Consideration for the wellbeing of the trauma worker will be highlighted; secondary and vicarious traumatisation will be explained and how we can better protect ourselves and our colleagues from the impact of the work we do.

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Transitions: 16 to 18 and Beyond – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

Delivered by Steve Baguley, the NWG Exploitation Network Education and Community Lead.

Transition from Children’s to Adult Services has been highlighted as a national issue, with a ‘cliff -edge’ of support as vulnerable children turn 18. This training course has drawn on the knowledge and practice experience of Steve Baguley, the Education & Community Lead for NWG. Steve continues to engage with services across the country looking at approaches to transition planning and exploring the critical challenges facing practitioners who work with children approaching adulthood

This training course aims to embed in practice some of the findings of the NWG’s report into transitional support for victims of child exploitation and complement our transition benchmarking tool which
is designed to ensure an improved strategic response to the issue. Delegates will develop approaches to working with older children in preparation for transition and be provided with insight into adolescent brain development to better inform their practice. The training will support understanding and the implementation of relevant legislation and practice guidance surrounding transition. Delegates will be provided with guidance on planning for transition and bridging the gap between Adult and Children’s Services, as well as working with exploitation victims into adulthood.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will be able to;

  • Recognise ways in which young people may be perceived and how this can impact on services they receive.
  • Consider challenges we may face when transitioning young people from children’s to adult services and how we might apply learning to counteract them.
  • Explain what research tells us about this cohort of young people.
  • Consider the issue of young people who are ‘hidden’ and how we might offer better support.
  • Compare and discuss ways in which practitioners assess and understand consent and the relevance of this issue to young people above the age of 16.
  • Identify and apply appropriate disruption strategies for young people.
  • Demonstrate the use of The Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005 and their appropriateness for young people age 16 and above.
  • Explain the impact of trauma and ways in which young people respond to trauma and manage emotions.
  • Consider how our language can be impactful and dehumanise young people and how we can work in a way that prevents this.
  • Reflect on examples of developing practice and consider how we might develop our own practice.

 

 

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StopSO Training – 3 Day Introduction to Working with Sex Offenders

By other at South East

Please note this is not an NWG event

The 3 Day Introduction to Working with Sex Offenders is aimed at counsellors and psychotherapists who may have limited experience of working with sex offenders. Training will also be of benefit to other practitioners such, psychologists nurses, probation officer, and project workers working to support and rehabilitate sex offenders. Completion of all 3 days is a requirement to join the StopSO Therapist Network to receive referrals.

Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA

Day 1 – Crossing the line
Day 2 – Assessing Risk
Day 3 – Treatment Interventions

EARLY BIRD (offer ends 10/04/20) 3 consecutive days in Cambridge £285

Please email jo@stopso.org.uk or call 07473 799883 for any other details

 

NWG Police Forum -Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

NOTE: This is a police only closed forum – non police registrations will be cancelled.

We have been travelling across the country, visiting regions and holding ‘exploitation disruption workshops’. Now is an opportunity to share the practice and learning we have gathered from the disruption workshops. The Police forums will be the vehicle to do this and the practice and learning can then be taken back respective forces. Hopefully this will encourage national consistency around some emerging and historic police issues.

The police forum is for police officers only, ensuring there is a secure environment for investigation discussion to take place, to share good practice and learn from each other.

Agenda

09:45 – 10:00 Registration, tea & coffee

10:00 – 11.15

11:15 – 11:30 Refreshment break

11:30– 12:45

12:45– 13:30 Networking lunch (provided)

13:30 – 14:30

14:30 – 14:45 Refreshment break

14:45 – 15:45

15:45- 16:00 Investigation issues/discussion and good practice example sharing, updates,

AOB, evaluation and close

NOTE: This is a police only closed forum – non police registrations will be cancelled.

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Member Surgery

By nwg at East Midlands

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

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

Contact network@nwgnetwork.org to book a slot.

Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation in Sport – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

This NWG CPD accredited course has been developed in collaboration with Edge Hill University’s Dr Mike Hartill to provide a greater comprehension around the issue of sexual abuse and exploitation within sport. The course provides attendees with the historical context and prevalence of child sexual exploitation in sport within the UK and beyond. The course looks towards developments in policy that have been put into place to safeguard children in sporting environments and how these may impact on our practice as individuals and as organisations. During the training day learning is enriched through the use of the voices of survivors of CSE in Sport.

The training is delivered by NWG’s Safeguarding in Sport Lead, Kevin Murphy who has a sound understanding of how young people need to be protected when engaging in community activities and has been involved in the International VOICE’s for Truth and Dignity project. This project involves 7 countries researching the experiences of those abused through sport and bringing that knowledge and those voices into his role.

This course is aimed at anyone working within sport who wants to broaden their understanding of abuse in sport along with multi-agency practitioners who work alongside children, young people and their families who wish to extend their understanding and practice in the field of sport.

For more information on this training course please follow this link; https://www.nwgnetwork.org/training/combating-child-sexual-exploitation-in-sport/

 

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What people need to know about sex offending – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

This is an introductory event for professionals, volunteers and interested members of the community is delivered by Professor Daniel T Wilcox & Dr Marguerite L Donathy on behalf of NOTA.

This full day training covers:

incidence and prevalence rates

types of sexual offending

demographics of offenders

basic risk issues

a model of sexual offending, intervention and prevention

More about the facilitators:

Prof Daniel T Wilcox has a BA and MA in psychology from the State University of New York and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsychD) from the University of Surrey. Prof Wilcox is a consultant (clinical & forensic) psychologist who has held a practice certificate and has been chartered with the British Psychological Society since 1991. He is a Fellow of the Society, as well as a member of the Society’s Faculty for Children, Young People, and Families, and their Special Interest Group for People with Learning Disabilities. Prof Wilcox has been awarded the title of registered EuroPsy Psychologist and a chartered scientist. He is also a registered clinical and forensic psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Prof Wilcox also holds the academic title of ‘Professor of Forensic Psychology’ with the School of Social Science at Nottingham Trent University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. In addition, Prof Wilcox is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, School of Psychology in the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology and is a Representative on the University’s Fitness to Practice Panel of Psychologists. He has served on the editorial boards of the Child Abuse Review, the Journal of Sexual Aggression and the European Polygraph Journal. Prof Wilcox has regularly presented at national and international conferences and has many publications in areas associated with the treatment, assessment and management of risk including peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books.

Dr Marguerite L Donathy is a Registered Forensic Psychologist (HCPC) and Chartered Psychologist (BPS). Dr Donathy has a Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in Criminological Psychology from the University of Birmingham, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the Open University, and a Diploma in psychological studies from the University of Birmingham. Dr Donathy is a member of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Forensic Psychology. She is a member and current Chair of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse (NOTA) in the Midlands. Dr Donathy has a number of publications in relation to offender assessment and treatment and has worked in forensic settings for over sixteen years. Her Doctoral research focused on the Community Management of Sexual Offenders.

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Back by popular demand – Unveiling Sexual Exploitation – Zoe Lodrick

By nwg at East Midlands

Back by popular demand! Please book on early as this is due to be filled quickly!

Zoe is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and an experienced Trainer and Consultant. She has over 22 years experience of providing psychotherapy to women and men who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse; and providing training and consultation to professionals who work with victims/survivors of sexualised traumas (whether therapeutically or within the criminal justice system).

Zoe is generally recognised as having specialist knowledge/expertise in sexualised trauma, domestic abuse, victim behaviour, sex offending and the interviewing of victims of sexual crimes. Additionally Zoe has considerable knowledge regarding the therapeutic needs of victims/survivors of rape, sexual assault, child sexual exploitation/abuse and domestic abuse.

Throughout the day the seminar will cover;

The psychology of the offender:

• the process that precedes offending (Finklehor’s ‘Preconditions Model’)

• the ‘socially skilled’ sex offender

• how and why they target certain victims

• what the psychology of the offender does to the psychology of the victim

• the distorted thinking of sex offenders as reflected in society

• the importance of understanding sex offenders in order to safeguard people from them, recognise them, interview and prosecute them

The neurobiology of threat:

• the adolescent brain

• the specific vulnerabilities of children and, especially, teenagers to sex offenders

• why people do not usually react in ‘logical’ or ‘active’ ways when faced with intimate interpersonal threat

• the impact of the lack of understanding of why the person did not behave ‘logically and actively’, on the individual him or herself (resulting in guilt, shame and feelings of responsibility and, ultimately, potential omissions and alterations in their account), on the investigative and protection process and on criminal justice

• how and why people become vulnerable to repeated victimisation

• how and why victims can become ensnared with the abuser (perhaps not recognising themselves to be victims)

Attachment theory:

• basic concepts will be used to explain the traumatic bonding often observed in victims of intimate interpersonal violence/abuse

• recognising the vulnerabilities that some people have to being targeted and intimately abused/exploited

• understanding what is required from the professional to support people to either not become ensnared in an abusive relationship/environment or to disentangle from such

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