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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

NWG CSE CoOrdinator and Practitioner Forum

By nwg at West Midlands

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

Aim: Safeguard Children and Young People from Sexual 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

·      Utilise the 4 key areas of the national action plan: ‘Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation’, as the framework and structure of this group: Raising awareness, Effective inter-agency action,Securing prosecutions,Helping children and families

Membership: The working group will include representatives from across the country from a range of services that have a vested interest in the delivery of the cross governmental national action plan: ‘Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation’. Members will be responsible for coordinating Child Sexual Exploitation in their area, working in the field of child sexual expliotation or have responsibility for progressing the response to Child Sexual Exploitation.

Agenda

10:45– 11:00       Registration, Tea & Coffee

15:45 – 16:00      AOB, Evaluations & Finish

FAQs:

Should you have any queries or require any further information please contact wendy@nwgnetwork.org

What is the refund policy?

Once a place is secured you may amend your delegate name without charge. You may cancel your booking up to one calendar month without charge. Any cancellations made within two weeks of the forum date will incur 50% charge. Any cancellations made within a week of the forum date will be liable for full payment. If we cancel the forum for any reason, we will refund 100% of the fee, but will not be held liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. We always endeavour to reschedule a forum as apposed to cancelling it.

Please be aware that in the event of you being unable to attend and the ticket remains unused or is not cancelled 48 hours prior to the event you will be charged £10.00 to cover costs.

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Working in Partnership to Combat Honour-based Abuse, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation

By other at London

Delegates will:

  • Understand the nature and prevalence of HBA/V, FGM and FM nation-wide
  • Develop methods to strengthen awareness and inform victims on their legal rights and support
  • Explore successful campaigns and educational programmes raising awareness of HBA/V
  • Debate how to find the balance between addressing issues of cultural sensitivity and taking a zero tolerance approach to illegal practices
  • Share evidence based best practice on what works to protect victims of FM, FGM and HBA/V and prosecute perpetrators
  • Determine how to ensure effective first responses to instances of HBA/V ensuring consistent approaches to risk assessment
  • Understand the role of the education sector in safeguarding young people and empowering them to challenge harmful traditional practices
  • Analyse how the police can be better trained to identify victims and improve the recording and handling of HBA/V crimes

 

Programme

09:30 Registration and Morning Refreshments
10:15 Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
10:30 Panel Session One:  

Enhancing Multi-Agency Collaboration: Supporting Victims and Prosecuting Perpetrators 

  • Improving Partnership Working between Police, Health, Social Care, Education and Community Leaders
  • Policing HBA/V and Associated Crimes: Ensuring staff are adequately trained to identify victims
  • Ensuring the Continued Safety of Victims: Providing suitable and secure accommodation and supporting victims throughout the criminal justice process
  • Up-skilling the Workforce: Ensuring frontline staff are trained to handle cases of HBA/V and identify potential triggers for forced marriage
  • Bringing Perpetrators to Justice: Strengthening the criminal justice response
11:30 Morning Coffee Break
11:45 Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel One
12:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 Panel Session Two:  

Challenging Cultural Attitudes Underpinning Harmful Practices 

  • Striking a Balance: Addressing issues of cultural sensitivity and taking a zero tolerance approach to harmful and illegal practices
  • Exploring the Role of the Education Sector: Educating and empowering young people to challenge harmful traditional practices
  • Raising Awareness: Exploring successful campaigns, educational programmes and similar measures
  • Tackling and Reducing Under-reporting: Increasing the confidence of victims, survivors and affected communities
  • Building Resilience: Providing healthy relationship guidance and women’s rights education
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 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

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

Young Runaways and Missing Children: Enhancing Prevention, Protection and Provision in Every Local Area

By other at London

This symposium will offer lead members for children’s services, police forces, housing providers, third sector representatives, health, social care and education professionals with a timely and invaluable opportunity to strengthen strategies for reducing the number of young runaways and missing children, minimising the risk of harm, and providing children and families with adequate guidance and support. It will also provide police forces and local authorities with a platform to share best practice on risk assessment and ongoing safeguarding work.

 

Delegates will:

Consider how agencies can work in partnership to ensure the adequate safeguarding of children through intervention and prevention measures
Share best practice in delivering a tailored, multi-agency, risk-based response to cases of missing children
Discuss how to make positive interventions in cases where children repeatedly run away or go missing from home or care
Develop a good understanding of underlying causes for vulnerability to criminal and sexual exploitation
Identify how to establish closer collaboration with families, care providers, the police and other agencies
Explore the importance of designing and providing a holistic care plan that meets individual needs
Address the role of schools and the wider community in supporting safeguarding procedures

 

Programme
09:30 Registration and Morning Refreshments
10:15 Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
10:30 Panel Session One:

Supporting and Safeguarding Young Runaways and Missing Children: Understanding Underlying Causes and Investing in Prevention

The National Framework: Implementing a safeguarding system that is responsive to children, young people and families
Developing Our Understanding of Missing Children: Evaluating underlying causes and vulnerability to violence, CSE and criminal/gang exploitation
Delivering a Proportionate Response: Ensuring risk assessments are informed by all available intelligence
Changing Professional Attitudes Towards Children: Driving operational and cultural reform to improve the confidence of children and families
Mitigating the Risk of Repeated Runaways: Providing effective aftercare and return interviews

11:30 Morning Coffee Break
11:45 Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel One
12:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 Panel Session Two:

Delivering Effective Multi-Agency Safeguarding: Understanding and Responding to Individual Needs

Addressing the Role of Schools and the Wider Community in Supporting Safeguarding Procedures
Children Missing Education: Maintaining effective tracking, enquiry and referral systems
Providing Risk Assessed Emergency Accommodation: Ensuring the full range of a child’s needs are met
Re-evaluating Provision for Children who go Missing from Care: Ensuring a holistic care plan is in place
Establishing Coordination with Families, Care Provider, Police and Other Agencies

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

Transitions: 16 to 18 and beyond

By nwg at East Midlands

Delivered by Steve Baguley, the National Child Sexual Exploitation Response Unit’s 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 the National Child Sexual Exploitation Response Unit. Steve has spent 12 months engaging 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 CSE victims 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 CSE 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 to adult services and how we might apply learning to counteract them.

– Explain what research tells us about this cohort of young people.

– 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 CSE disruption strategies for young people.

– Recognise the importance of family support for young people of this age.

– 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 on brain development and ways in which young people respond to trauma and manage emotions.

– Reflect on examples of developing practice and give consideration to how we might develop our own practice.

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NWG Safeguarding in Sport Informed Learning Event

By nwg at

New for 2018 – Safeguarding in Sport Informed Learning Event is a new event born out of recent awareness of exploitation in Sport.
This learning event is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the problem of child sexual exploitation in sport and the policy measures in place to prevent it.
The event will be run in association with Edge Hill University and Sport England. The event will explain the historical context and background to the recognition of child abuse in sport, within the UK and beyond, and identifies the key findings from the past thirty years of research into this issue. It provides a thorough and critical introduction to the development of child protection policy in British sport and the safeguarding children in sport policy framework. It also offers educational resources, developed from narrative research with survivors of CSE in sport, that participants may draw upon in their own work.
Finally, it ensures participants are abreast of the latest international developments from research, activism and policy development, and resources that will assist in identification and improved safeguarding in sport.
Keynote Speakers
We are pleased to welcome our Keynote Speakers;
Dr Mike Hartill
Dr Colin Harris
Delegate Fees
Delegate attendance is charged at £70.83+VAT (£85.00)
Thank you to our Sponsor
Slater And Gordon (UK) LLP
Slater and Gordon is one of the UK’s largest law firms with offices across England, Scotland and Wales. Their mission is to provide people with easier access to world class legal services.
They are one of the country’s leading firms in personal injury and offer and unmatched breadth and depth of legal services for victims of injury and abuse. They have experts in personal injury who are classed as leaders in their field by independent legal guides, and have a specialist team who are experts in the field of abuse law.
Their reputation is built on the services offered by our highly experienced staff who specialise in all areas of law.
Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.
If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227778

Agenda
Wednesday 19th September 2018
Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.
09:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome – Shelia Taylor MBE, NWG Network
10:15 Keynote – Dr Mike Hartill, Edge Hill University – Presenting the findings and recommendations from the Voice Project
11:15 Refreshment Break
11:30 Keynote – Dr Colin Harris – Presentation title TBC
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Sport England Strategic Development
14:00 NWG Safeguarding in Sport
14:30 Refreshments and Round table discussion on local implementation of the recommendations
15:15 AlterEgo – Crossing the Line
16:00 Next Steps and Closing Remarks
16:30 Conference Closes

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Sexual Exploitation of Children with Learning Disabilities and Difficulties – Somerset

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 to be more effective when supporting young people whether they have a diagnosis or not.

Agenda –

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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Understanding Trauma – Birmingham

By nwg at West Midlands

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.

The course facilitator will be the CSE Response Unit Lead for Health, Ray McMorrow.

Ray McMorrow has come to the NWG from the Health Service after 35 years in Mental Health and Safeguarding Children’s nursing. He has most recently been the Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children in Derby City and previously Nurse Consultant for Community CAMHS at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Ray has worked with young people from many different backgrounds and has a passion for the welfare of young people, research based and culturally sensitive therapeutic support. He led the health response to Operation Retriever in Derby.

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