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CSE Assessment Launch

By nwg at South West

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 – Newcastle

By nwg at North 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.

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NWG Boys & Young Mens 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.

Objectives

  • 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.
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Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking – Essex

By nwg at East of England

This course has been designed to give front line practitioners from any agency a basic awareness of what constitutes Modern Day Slavery and Trafficking in Human Beings (THB).

It will enable participants to better identify victims of THB, improving their responses, further developing a victim centred approach. Understanding the needs of the victims from the psychological, therapeutic and investigative perspective will be explored.

The course will cover all forms of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking into, within, and out of the UK incorporating National and International legislation and explain new statutory reporting duties for Police and local authority staff.

Learning Outcomes

  • To give the front line practitioner a basic awareness of what constitutes Trafficking in Human Beings (THB).
  • Through an introduction to the National Referral Mechanism, delegates will have knowledge and confidence in identifying victims of Modern Day Slavery and THB.
  • Develop an awareness of how Modern Day Slavery Legislation and how it can be used to combat cases of Child Sexual Exploitation.
  • Gain a greater understanding of the needs of victims from psychological, investigative and therapeutic perspective.
  • The course will provide delegates with information on each form of Human Trafficking into, within and out of the UK incorporating National and International Legislation.

Ticket Sales end 5pm on 18th September 2017

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Powerful Legislation to Combat Child Sexual Exploitation

By nwg at East Midlands

Powerful Legislation to Combat Child Sexual Exploitation

The Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 is a powerful piece of legislation to combat CSE and supports us to support young people who have been trafficked. Children can be trafficked within the UK from street to street, within the same town or over longer distances and children can be trafficked into the UK for exploitation.

To prove a child has been trafficked for CSE you need to show that someone arranged or facilitated travel within the UK in order for that person or someone else to sexually exploit the child. Consider the following;

Recruiting

Has a child you are working with been groomed?

Transporting, transferring

Has a child you are working with been moved to be sexually exploited?

Harbouring

Has a child you are working with been found at a premises that is not their home,

Receiving

If they have been found in a premises did someone there receive them?

Exchanging control of a person

Has a child you are working with be passed onto someone else?

If any one of these things has happened to a child you are working with then they have been trafficked.

The NRM, National Referral Mechanism, is a victim identification process that identifies the trafficking of human beings which can then be used in court, unchallenged, taking the pressure of a child testifying against perpetrators in court. This course offers practical support and guidance in how to complete high quality, effective referrals utilising their learning and knowledge of The Modern Day Slavery Act 2015.

This course is aimed at multi agency practitioners from all sectors who work with young people and who can positively contribute and support the NRM process.

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CSE Assessment Tool Training

By nwg at East Midlands

In response to the demand of our Network NWG has developed an Assessment Tool to support multiagency staff to better exercise professional judgement and to promote a greater involvement of children, young people and parent(s)/carer(s) in the assessment and planning process.

This tool moves away from the scoring, tick-box approach and has been designed to be used to inform rather than determine professional judgements. The development of the tool has been informed by consultation with NWG network members, young people and parents/carers. Available research has also informed the update though we recognise that there is a limited evidence base.

The key to the success of this tool is ensuring a child-centred approach. The half day training will not only demonstrate key features of the tool itself but will facilitate discussion on the key principles of engagement and assessment. Delegates will benefit from the hearing the voice of young people with lived experiences of CSE who have come together to direct and produce a short film telling you what they need. The training will also include a case study providing delegates with the opportunity to put the tool into practice.

This training is targeted at practitioners working directly with young people and their families who have responsibility for contributing to assessments.

NWG Gold Members £59 (plus a small booking fee)

Non-Gold Members £79 (plus a small booking fee)

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Priorities for health and social care in London

By other at London

Priorities for health and social care in London: devolution, STPs and service delivery

Considering the future of health devolution in London, focusing on potential changes to the funding and delivery of health and social care services, and the future direction of policy, this conference will be an opportunity to discuss lessons that can be drawn from the devolution pilots within the London Health and Care Devolution Programme , in the areas of health and care integration, service personalisation, prevention and catering to local needs.

 

Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss progress with the Programme, and possible lessons moving forward as stakeholders consider options for further devolution. Sessions will also assess the impact of devolution on health and care service improvement – including the relationship with London’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships – the implications for the role of local authorities in funding and delivering services, and opportunities for key areas of provision such as primary care and public health.

 

Speakers and other delegates at this conference are expected to be a senior and informed group including Assembly Members and senior officials from the GLA, senior government officials involved in this area of public policy, local government representatives, healthcare professionals, representatives of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, academics, charities and user groups, together with reporters from the national and trade press.

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CSE Assessment Tool Launch

By nwg at South West

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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CSE Assessment Tool Training

By nwg at West Midlands

In response to the demand of our Network NWG has developed an Assessment Tool to support multiagency staff to better exercise professional judgement and to promote a greater involvement of children, young people and parent(s)/carer(s) in the assessment and planning process.

This tool moves away from the scoring, tick-box approach and has been designed to be used to inform rather than determine professional judgements. The development of the tool has been informed by consultation with NWG network members, young people and parents/carers. Available research has also informed the update though we recognise that there is a limited evidence base.

The key to the success of this tool is ensuring a child-centred approach. The half day training will not only demonstrate key features of the tool itself but will facilitate discussion on the key principles of engagement and assessment. Delegates will benefit from the hearing the voice of young people with lived experiences of CSE who have come together to direct and produce a short film telling you what they need. The training will also include a case study providing delegates with the opportunity to put the tool into practice.

This training is targeted at practitioners working directly with young people and their families who have responsibility for contributing to assessments.

NWG Gold Members – £59 (plus small booking fee)

Non-Members – £74 (plus small booking fee)

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Leading Edge Child Sexual Exploitation Foundation Training – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

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.

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