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19th – 25th November is National Safeguarding Adults Week.

By other at National

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Safeguarding Vulnerable People in Custody

By other at London

This is not an NWG event.

This symposium will provide the police, custody and probation officers, health and social care providers, mental health professionals and government departments with the invaluable opportunity to overcome the challenges involved in safeguarding all those in custody and work together to minimise the risks of serious incidents occurring in the future.

Delegates Will

  • Review the conclusions of the Independent Review of Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody
  • Consider how to strengthen multi-agency working to reduce police interactions with vulnerable people in crisis situations
  • Examine ways to increase public trust and accountability of the police through the use of video cameras
  • Investigate the role of the IOPC as an unbiased and independent body
  • Develop alternatives to restraint and force when interacting with vulnerable people
  • Assess the benefits of a training standard across all police forces as a way to prevent negligence and increase understanding
  • Discuss appropriate criminal justice response for police forces involved in cases of negligence
  • Share best practice in providing support to family members
09:30  Registration and Morning Refreshments
10:15  Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
10:30  Panel Session One:
 Reviewing Existing Mechanisms for Protecting Vulnerable People in Custody: Preventing Cases of Crisis

  • The National Framework: Assessing the recommendations put forward by the Home Office
  • Implementing Multi-Agency Working: Ensuring relevant public services are working to prevent cases of crisis
  • Promoting Accountability: Increasing the use of technology as a way to encourage public trust in the police
  • Improving Information Sharing: Implementing training models to all police forces to encourage and ensure a high standard benchmark for behaviour
11:30  Morning Coffee Break
11:45  Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel One
12:30  Networking Lunch
13:30  Panel Session Two:
 Providing Support and Protection: Ensuring an Appropriate Response

  • The Role of the IOPC: Strengthening an unbiased investigative body based on the recommendations of the Independent Review of Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody
  • Developing Diverse Methods of Protection: Discussing alternatives to restraint and force as a primary response
  • Providing support for family members affected by death in police custody
  • Criminal Justice Responses: Ensuring support through prosecution for those affected by inappropriate police behaviour
14:30  Afternoon Coffee Break
14:45  Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel Two
15:30  Chair’s Summary and Closing Comments
15:40  Networking Reception
16:30  Close
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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.


  • 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.



09:45 – 10:00 Registration, Tea & Coffee.

10:00 -11:15 Calderdale – How Calderdale have positively impacted upon the number of referrals they manage in relation to male victims – Susan needham

11:15 – 11:30 Refreshment Break

11:30 – 12:30 Calderdale – Susan needham

12:30 – 13:15 Networking Lunch provided

13:15 – 14:30 RedThread – programme of hospital-based Youth Violence Intervention Programme in Nottingham & Birmingham – David Bentley

14:30 – 14:45 Refreshment Break

14:45 –15:15 Transition into Adulthood – implications for boys and young men – Steve Baguley

15:15- 15.45 Updates and future boys and young men forum topics

15:45 – 16:00 AOB, Evaluation and Close

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PIER18: Tackling online child sexual exploitation

By other at London

Please see attached agenda for full details

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Sexual Exploitation of Children with Learning Disabilities and Difficulties

By nwg at South West

Sexual Exploitation of Children with Learning Disabilities and Difficulties

A young person’s ability to understand risks, respond to social cues, make sense of consent and relationships can be difficult for them. This can lead to them being labelled as challenging and this label prevents behaviours being seen as a form of communication.

This course seeks to develop our knowledge and awareness of how difficulties and challenges in learning affect how young people make sense of and respond to risk. Many young people do not have a specific diagnosis and whilst attending mainstream schools are also having to cope with a variety of complex emotional and health needs.

The NWG Network and the Ann Craft Trust have worked together in partnership to produce a course where delegates have the opportunity to develop their practical and communication skills in order for interventions around the complexities of Child Sexual Exploitation to be more effective when supporting young people whether they have a diagnosis or not.


  • 09:00 – 09:30 Registration, Tea & Coffee
  • Morning Session & Coffee Break
  • Values and Perceptions
  • Definitions
  • Behaviours & vulnerabilities
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Lunch
  • Afternoon Session & Coffee Break
  • Communication
  • Barriers to engaging young people
  • Reflecting on our practice and what we can do differently
  • 16:20 – 16:30 Evaluation & Certification
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Working Alongside Families: Experts by Experience

By nwg at East Midlands

This training course has been developed using the voices and experiences of affected families, to aid the evolution of the workforce in supporting families who are experts by experience of child sexual exploitation (CSE). The course has been produced with the support of members of affected families who want to assist practitioners in considering and reflecting on their own, and organisational practices. They share their experiences of services, the court process, the impact of CSE on them as parents as well as on their child and wider family. Delegates will be encouraged to consider different models of practice and how we work alongside families.

Training will compliment the NWG Parental Support Benchmarking Tool which has been designed to support agencies to examine their current offer to parents affected by child sexual exploitation and to think about the next steps to improve engagement with parents as a safeguarding partner.

Further information on this training course can be found by following this link



09:00 – 09:30 Registration, Tea & Coffee

Morning Session & Coffee Break

Experiences of working alongside each other

Building partnerships

Different models of practice

Afternoon Session & Coffee Break

Evidence, intelligence and working alongside the police

Living through the judicial system

The impact of CSE and trauma

15:50 – 16:00 Evaluation & Certification

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Child Safeguarding Conference 2018

By other at North West


There are 650,000 children living in “high risk” environments in the UK while 800,000 young people are suffering with some form of mental health problem. In response, the Government has announced £17 million of additional funding to improve children’s services and unveiled plans to increase information sharing across safeguarding organisations.

In January 2018 the Children’s Commissioner published the “Life in Likes” report, highlighting how new technology presents a new safeguarding challenge. Experts believe the anxiety and stress caused by social media use is a contributing factor to a growing mental health crisis among school children.

Join us for the Child Safeguarding Conference 2018 where expert speakers will explain how your organisation can keep the most vulnerable children safe from harm. Understand the implications of recent developments including the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and the “Keeping Children Safe in Education” statutory guidance, learn how to overcome the challenges posed by new technology and discuss how public sector bodies can do more to protect children at a time when budgets are under pressure.

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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 network@nwgnetwork.org to book a slot

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Managers Course (includes Level 5 Health)

By other at South West

A two-day 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.

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



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 to Safeguard Children 2018

The new Multi-Agency Safeguard Arrangements

Child Safeguard Practice Reviews (replacing SCR)

Supervision, Management Oversight & Support Contextual Safeguarding Key legislation, including FGM & County Lines

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.

Managing Risk Good record keeping & disclosure Information and intelligence sharing Co-working on serious & complex child abuse investigations

The definitions of critical incident and complex safeguarding case Media strategy


Full Learning Outcomes can be found on the website

Cost £350 plus VAT, includes lunch and refreshments

To Book Email info.safeltd@gmail.com or call 07703 449468

Strategic management of complex CSE investigations

By nwg at East Midlands

The intended audience – senior police officers (chief Inspector and above) with responsibility for strategic management of complex CSE investigations.

Learning outcomes-

This event is the second in a series of workshops aimed at Strategic Police leads, who have responsibility for the management of complex CSE investigations.

This workshop will cover the initial stages for the management of complex CSE investigations, drawing on first-hand experience from a 4 year long complex CSE investigation in the West Midlands Police (Operation Barzini). Operation Barzini did not fit with stereotypical typologies of victims or offenders, the victims were male and the offenders were predominantly white males.

This workshop will look at the initial management decisions, management actions, investigative resources and initial investigative strategies considered.

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