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NWG Boys & Young Mens Forum – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

Aim of Forum: – The Boys and Young Men Forum will be hosted by Chilypep. They will be presenting their BRV (Belonging Resilience Vocabulary) project.

Chilypep is a nationally registered charity based in Sheffield and Barnsley. They work to empower and improve the lives of all children and young people by increasing their self-esteem, confidence and opportunities. The BRV Project (Belonging, Resilience, and Vocabulary) aims to improve emotional literacy within boys and young men and give them a better understanding of themselves. Through it they can learn the tools and techniques to recognise, communicate and manage their emotions, and realise their capacity to become active, empowered citizens.

Over the last two years the BRV project has grown from a pilot project working with Roma boys at a local academy, to delivering bespoke sessions and workshops to training providers, schools, colleges, universities and youth offending teams.

During the 8-week programme, over 1 hour weekly sessions, it seeks to address inequality and disadvantage by utilising new learning in context with a growing sense of self- worth and resilience, enabling boys to become the owners of their emotions and advocates for their own lives.

Outcomes are that boys are able to:

  • Recognise, value, and respect their emotions and those of others, and recognise boundaries.
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of self, and learn to like themselves more.
  • Explore and challenge perceptions of contemporary masculinity within the context of their lives
  • Identify situations/ places where they feel vulnerable, then learn how to address their emotions and develop helping strategies
  • Develop help seeking behaviours and identify support needed
  • Identify and address risky or life chance blocking behaviours/attitudes
  • Be able to critically reflect and make informed choices
  • Increase sense of citizenship and belonging
  • Have positive opportunities and experiences to focus on their futures in terms of career opportunities, relationships and emotional wellbeing

Chilypep believe that the programme will also have a positive impact on the lives of their peers, family members and the wider community in terms of knowledge exchange and growing trust, understanding and inter-relationships.

They are currently running programmes in Barnsley schools, and have delivered BRV with boys from Haven in Sheffield, a project that supports boys who are survivors of domestic abuse, with Roma boys in Parkwood Academy in Sheffield, and with Independent Training Solutions in Barnsley, an alternative education provider for young people with learning or behaviour difficulties.

All Chilypep programmes are adapted to the unique experiences of different groups of boys, and empower them to gain an understanding of self and others through exploration & reflection within the context of their lives. The programme is enabling them to recognise their own and the group’s core values and to develop the tools to grow their emotional intelligence. The boys are learning to navigate and manage difficult feelings/emotions in an environment that enables them to manage difficult pasts and aspire for positive futures.

The BRV programme enables boys and young men to learn to like themselves and respect others in a way that bolsters rather than diminishes their sense of the emergent self. To become emotionally literate, growing in confidence and self-esteem, whilst exploring authentic- self, culture, and contemporary masculinity and hope, in order to reframe what it is to be a young male in 21st century Britain.


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

10:00 – 11:15 Chilypep BRV Belonging Resilience Vocabulary
11:15 – 11:30 Refreshment break

11:30 – 12:45 Chilypep BRV Belonging Resilience Vocabulary

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

13:30 – 14:30 Chilypep BRV Belonging Resilience Vocabulary
14:30 – 14:45 Refreshment break

14:45 – 15:45 Chilypep BRV Belonging Resilience Vocabulary
15:45 -16:00 AOB, evaluation & close

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StopSO Training – 3 Day Introduction to Working with Sex Offenders

By other at London

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.

The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, Vauxhall, London SE11 5RR

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

EARLY BIRD (offer ends 05/12/19)  book 3 consecutive days in London £285

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

County Lines & Child Exploitation Training for Professionals – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

After a popular NWG Conference workshop and a recent full day event we are delighted to have Space at the NWG Training Rooms Derby to deliver this informative training course

SPACE campaigns against County Lines (CCE), provides a service for affected parents and training to all front-line professionals who come into contact with exploitation of young people through County Lines, as well as Health practitioners, OFSTED, schools, colleges, voluntary groups, charities, community and faith groups, parents and many others.

This is through lived insight and experience as well as a law-enforcement professional background also encompassing operational and technical knowledge of Modern Slavery (legislation which is relevant to those dealing with Exploitation), leading to a unique but balanced perspective. Due to this, SPACE has quickly become a go-to organisation on County Lines for professionals as well as parents, particularly on the current professional response to Child Exploitation, and where it needs to change to be child-centred and ensure safeguarding is at the heart of any intervention.

This training covers:

Impacts of particular professional responses many of which work in the perpetrators’ favour

Dual victim/perpetrator status of exploited children

Anti-Police behaviours

Serious youth violence, knife crime and related trauma

Links between Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE), Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Radicalisation

Challenges in Section 20 and 25 social care placement settings (often proposed as a solution to persistent missing)

Comprehensive County Lines signs/indicators through lived insight

Relevance of single and repeat missing episodes and handling, and how responses can be improved

Relevance of the National Referral Mechanism under Modern Slavery legislation

Grooming process, types of children targeted and tactics, including mindsets, vulnerabilities and pull factors

System gaps and challenges, and best practice approaches for Police, LAs, YOTs, CAMHS, schools etc

Behavioural indicators

‘Small Cogs in Big Wheel’ – how do we make a difference?

The need to treat parents as partners (where protective factors) in children and young people’s exploitation

Relevance of Contextual Safeguarding

Refreshments and lunch are provided


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Act: Path to Protection – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

ACT: Path to Protection is a full day training for professionals investigating, assessing, and/or working directly with the young person as part of the intervention plan when it has been identified that a child has been harmed online.

The purpose of the training is to ensure that the professional response is one that places the needs of the abused children and their families at the centre of any intervention. Its two primary and interrelated aims are to ensure that:

1.   Child victims of online sexual abuse and exploitation, together with their family, are able to recover and live safe and fulfilling lives

2.   Perpetrators of online sexual abuse and exploitation are held accountable for the abuse and a fair and proportionate outcome is achieved by the criminal justice system

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

1.   Identify and describe the different ways the online world can facilitate the sexual abuse of children

2.   Identify and describe the ways in which online grooming differs from that offline

3.   Plan a child protection investigation incorporating the differential impacts of technology assisted child sexual abuse

4.   Know how to conduct interviews with the child and/or family in a manner that is both supportive and protective.

5.   Design interventions that keep the child and family where appropriate, at the centre of the process and aid recovery

Refreshments and lunch are provided

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NWG CSE CoOrdinator and Practitioner Forum – Derby

By nwg at

This working group has been established on behalf of The NWG Network

Aim: Safeguard Children and Young People from 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

Membership: The working group will include representatives from across the country from a range of services that have a vested interest in tackling exploitation. Members will be responsible for coordinating the response to exploitation in their area or working directly with clients in the field of expliotation

Agenda (full agenda and venue details to follow)

10.00 – 10:30 Registration, tea & coffee

10:30 – 11:00 Welcome, introductions and feedback from group

11:00 – 11.15 NWG Updates

11:15 – 12:30

12:30 – 13:15

13:15 – 14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00 – 15:15

15:15 – 15:45 Open Discussion and future forums

15:45 – 16:00 AOB, evaluation & close

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Advanced: Complexities of CSE in Practice – Basis Yorkshire

By other at North Yorkshire


Advanced: Complexities of Child Sexual Exploitation in Practice

Basis Training’s team of frontline specialist Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) practitioners have developed this one day CPD accredited open course to share the experience, tools, techniques and resources they find particularly effective, developed over years of working with victims of CSE. This is a highly participatory course with the key focus being on practical support and exploring challenges and responses in a safe space.

Attendees should have a solid understanding of CSE, risk factors and vulnerabilities. They should have a direct working relationship with young people at significant risk of CSE (or supervising a practitioner with similar responsibilities). This can include: social workers, pastoral care staff, residential care staff, police, MST staff, youth offending workers.

What this course covers:

· Understanding and having the tools and resources for working with denial/resistance

· How to work with ‘resistant’ young people

· Working with those identified at high risk or currently experiencing CSE

· Working with Roma, BME groups and learning disabilities

· Dealing with disclosures effectively

· Understanding the links between victims becoming perpetrators, and how to work with this group

· Develop a better understanding of working with young people who have additional needs and how to support those that fall into this category

· Implementing problem solving techniques

· Tips and feedback to workers from young people themselves

For more information on prices and booking, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-complexities-of-cse-in-practice-tickets-71507295245

For any queries, please contact Basis Yorkshire: https://basisyorkshire.org.uk/contact-us/

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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.


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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Understanding Trauma Foundation Level – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

This training is CPD Accredited

The aim of this foundation course is for practitioners to gain an 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 foundation course is aimed at multi agency practitioners from a variety of sectors and roles who are involved in supporting children, young people and their families in the field of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

The course facilitator will be the NWG Trainer, Sarah Brown.

Since gaining a degree in Youth Studies from Nottingham Trent University Sarah has worked within a variety of backgrounds supporting vulnerable young people and their families, including the role of a Pastoral Manager in a secondary school and as a Family Resource Worker.

After volunteering as a counsellor for several years at ChildLine, Sarah was employed as a supervisor.

It was at ChildLine she developed her child centred, trauma informed approach to working alongside young people. She worked to increase the skills, knowledge and empathy of volunteers in areas such as bullying, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, self-harm and suicide to ensure young people received the best possible support available. Sarah’s time at Childline also involved managing and assessing both safeguarding issues and immediate life threatening situations presented by young people within the counselling room.

Sarah is passionate about the way in which we support young people and the need for services and practitioners to recognise and understand how trauma impacts on young people and how we can offer more effective support based on an increased level of understanding.

For more information on this training course please see the following page on our website; https://www.nwgnetwork.org/training/understanding-trauma/

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Two Day Boys/CSE Training in Derby CSE Training: Identifying, Engaging & Understanding Boys & Young Men *****BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND*****

By other at East Midlands



A two day training course delivered by Phil Mitchell; a BACP senior accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with 15 years experience of working with sexually abused, assaulted and exploited boys and men.

Click here for testimonials from those who have attended training

Date: 4th and 5th March 2020
Venue: NWG Suite 1, Innovation House, E Service Rd, Derby DE21 7BF
Fee: £180:00 per delegate. This includes tea/coffee on arrival, during mid-morning, during lunch, during mid-afternoon, a buffet lunch and a PDF copy of the PowerPoint slides.

Day One: Identifying Boys
Wednesday 4th March 2020 – 9:30am – 4:30pm

Aim: To increase professional’s ability to accurately and appropriately IDENTIFY and SAFEGUARD boys and young men who have been, are being or are at risk of being sexually exploited.

  • Identifying and addressing barriers for professionals in tackling male CSE
  • Recognising and responding to CSE warning signs displayed by boys
  • How gender affects professional risk assessment
  • How to challenge gender biased practice
  • Tackling gender stereotypes
  • Tackling perpetrator and victim myths
  • Real life stories of how boys at risk of/experiencing CSE were identified
  • Gender and the law
  • Relevant research, policies and procedures
  • Useful organisations

Day Two: Engaging and Understanding Boys
Thursday 5th March 2020 – 9:30am – 4:30pm

Aim: To increase professional’s ability in ENGAGING and SAFEGUARDING boys and young men who have been, are being or are at risk of being sexually exploited.‬

  • Identifying and addressing barriers for boys and young men in disclosing CSE
  • Overcoming barriers to boys and young men in engaging with services
  • Understanding why boys and young men can find it hard to disclose and engage 
  • Adapting practice and services for boys and young men
  • Exploring how to engage with boys and young men
  • Real life stories of how boys experiencing CSE engaged
  • How societal conditioning and environment impact on boy’s development
  • Understanding the boy brain 
  • How perceptions of masculinity and gender stereotypes impact practice
  • Useful activities and use of CSE resources

Booking Deadline: 19th February 2020

For a booking form please click here and for further details or to enquire about commissioning this training please email phil@counsellingwithphil.co.uk

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 with particular attention given to 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.


9:00 – 9:30: Registration, Tea & Coffee

– Effective engagement with young people

– Youth produced sexual imagery

11:15 – 11:30: Coffee

– Practical support for young people and families

– Victim Blaming

12:45 – 13:15: Lunch (provided)

– Information and Assessment

14:30 – 14:45: Coffee

– Trauma and supporting young people

– Trauma and the worker

15:50 – 16:00: Evaluation and Certification

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