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Combating Child Sexual Exploitation in Sport – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

  • This course is CPD accredited

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/


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

The NWG Process of CSE and perpetrator modus operandi

The history of CSE and abuse in sport and the perpetrators

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee

Prevalence of abuse and exploitation in sport

Case study

13:15 – 13:45 Lunch

The impact of abuse and exploitation

Developments in policy

14:30 – 14:45 Coffee

Examples of good practice in safeguarding in sport

Next steps

15:50 – 16:00 Evaluation & Certification

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Two Day Safeguarding Children Manager’s Course (Level 5), CPD Accredited

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.

This course is intended for managers who have specialist child protection responsibilities, professional advisors and designated leads, operational and senior managers have a role in child protection.


£350 plus VAT, includes lunch and refreshments

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

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** NEW GROUP ** Safeguarding in Sport and Activities-DERBY

By nwg at East Midlands

The NWG and ACT are pleased to present a Safeguarding in Sports group in Derby

Exercise and participation in sporting activities can help improve our sense of ‘wellbeing’ and we are more likely to feel safe and happy in the world, however, to take part in your chosen sporting activity, we all need to be safe.

ACT is funded by Sport England to include adult participation in their work on safeguarding adults in sport and activity. ACT have been running workshops across England to meet with participants, as well as the workers and volunteers running sessions to gain their views. They will be running a workshop at the forum in November to assist with this important research. The overall aim is to use information gathered from the workshops to inform future practice in creating and maintaining a safe place where everyone can participate in sporting activities free from fear, harm or abuse.

The programme remains focussed on the safeguarding questions as developed by the researcher.

So, if you run a group with adult participants, are a sports participant, or are from an Active Partnership or NGB, and would like to be involved in this important project please join us!

The NWG will assist with the audience participation and then deliver keynote presentations during the afternoon session using their experiences of working within the field of CSE and translating how exploitation can occur in sport. Working Together 2018 and the implications for sports clubs will be discussed as well as  how Human Traffilking occurs in sport. Discussion time will be given to help delegates understand their responsibilities to safeguard vulnerable adults and children in sport


9-9.30 Registration

9.30  ACT participation forum programme

  • What is the purpose of the Safeguarding in Sports forum?
  • Penny Roberts – embedding safeguarding within a sports culture
  • Facilitated group work

10.45 Tea/Coffee

  • Group work continued
  • Action planning
  • Closing exercise

12.45 Lunch (provided)

1.30 NWG presentations

  • Working Together 2018
  • Transition into adulthood and its implications
  • Human Trafficking Implications for Sport
  • Implications of Sexual Offences legislation in Sport

2.45 Tea/coffee

3.00 Discussion time  – Implementing Safeguarding practices in your Sport/Activity environment

3.30 Plenary and evaluation

4.00 Close

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Member Surgery

By nwg at East Midlands

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 to meet with the CSE Response Unit team 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 Coordinators and Practitioners Forum – Birmingham

By nwg at East Midlands

This discussion forum has been established by NWG to share and learn from national developments including research, policy and emerging practice to promote the safeguarding of children and families.


To safeguard children and families through:

  • Prevention
  • Early identification and Intervention
  • Protection and Recovery
  • Disruption and Prosecution of Offenders


  • Share and learn from national and local practice
  • Create opportunities for consultation in key national policy developments
  • Networking and informal support
  • Support the delivery, development and implementation of robust multi-agency strategies, policies and procedures
  • Support robust data collection, evaluation and quality assurance
  • Share and find solutions to common frustrations and barriers
  • Influence national policy and practice
  • Encourage creativity and innovative solutions
  • Where appropriate share collective issues with Department of Education, Inspectorates and Home Office on behalf of the group
  • Listening and responding to the voice/experiences of children and their families

Agenda  to follow

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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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Boys & Young Men Forum

By nwg at East Midlands

More details and agenda to follow

Policy conference – protecting children online: content regulation, age verification and latest thinking on industry responsibility

By other at London

Westminster eForum policy conference

Protecting children online: content regulation, age verification and latest thinking on industry responsibility



Jonathan Bamford, Director of Strategic Policy, Domestic, Information Commissioner’s Office



Professor Lorna Woods, Professor, School of Law, University of Essex


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Morning, Tuesday, 10th December 2019

Central London


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Note: fees apply for most delegates, but concessionary and complimentary places are available (subject to terms and conditions – see below).

*If you think this conference would be of interest to colleagues please feel free to share this email with them*

It will be an opportunity to consider the key issues for children arising from the Online Harms White Paper, which set out the Government’s plans to improve consumer safety online.

Delegates will assess practicalities of implementation and the next steps for delivery.

As the ICO puts its age appropriate design code into effect, further sessions examine what has been learnt so far from the consultation phase and what are the key priorities going forward.

We are delighted that Jonathan Bamford, Director of Strategic Policy, Domestic, Information Commissioner’sOffice will be delivering a keynote address.

Industry responsibility, regulation and transparency

We expect discussion to reflect the focus in the White Paper on industry responsibility.

Delegates will consider the proposed legal duty of care for online companies towards its users – including questions of what responsibility and liability should fall on social media platforms and tech companies.

As the Government prepares to appoint a new independent regulator, the agenda will bring out latest thinking on the future of online regulation with respect to children – looking at next steps for establishing good practice and building public trust in technology companies and services.

Those attending will also discuss issues around proportionality in a new regulatory framework.

We expect this to include how the policy aim of greater transparency around the presence of harmful content on platforms can be achieved, with plans for publically-available yearly transparency reports from online companies detailing the presence of harmful content and what they are doing to address the issue, so as to support children and families in making informed decisions about the platforms they visit.

Delegates will discuss priorities for providing greater support more widely for children and families to make informed choices – including the effectiveness of current public and private sector initiatives aimed at encouraging children to think more critically online – with the White Paper announcing plans to develop a new online media literacy strategy.

Content regulation, mental health impacts and online literacy

Delegates will consider what more is needed to identify and remove detrimental content.

It follows the Science and Technology Committee’s report on the mental health impacts of social media – which found that social media exacerbated online harms including negative body image and cyberbullying.


This conference will be an opportunity to consider innovative ways technology can be applied to increase consumer safety, such as the development last year of a new tool to stop online grooming which came about through collaboration between Government and industry, and which is expected to be licensed free of charge to smaller companies.


Privacy, age-verification and freedom of expression

One year on from the Data Protection Act, this conference will be an opportunity to consider progress that has been made towards protecting children’s privacy online and what further support is needed.


It comes as the ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code comes into effect – developed to ensure online products and services that could be accessed by children incorporate data protection safeguards into their design.


Discussion will reflect the practicalities of age-verification technology – including protections on the collection and use of data, and the effects on the business models of online companies and services, as well as concerns about a disproportionate impact on start-ups affecting their ability to compete in the digital markets.


We also expect discussion on issues of how to define what is harmful, especially when the content is not illegal, as well as enforceability issues and whose responsibility this should be – and concerns about age verification technology restriction of access to information potentially stifling freedom of expression.

The draft agenda is copied below my signature, and a regularly updated version is available to download here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Westminster eForum. Follow us @WeFEventsfor live updates.


We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar a keynote address from: Jonathan Bamford, Director of Strategic Policy, Domestic, Information Commissioner’s Office.


At this early stage, further speakers include: Professor Lorna Woods, Professor, School of Law, University of Essex.

Additional senior participants are being approached, but if you or a colleague would like to be considered as a speaker at this seminar, please contact us at speakeroffers@forumsupport.co.uk specifying the event and session where you would like to speak and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are offering to speak yourself please don’t fill in the booking form, as this will be taken as an order and you will be charged for a place subject to our T&Cs.



Westminster eForum seminars present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and are CPD certified (more details). Typically, attendees at our seminars are a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of public policy, together with digital and social media platforms, consumer technology companies, digital advertising companies, other industry representatives from across the technology and digital sectors, charities and not-for-profit organisations, trade bodies and professional associations, lawyers and consultants, organisations and individuals representing the views of consumers and citizens, academics and commentators, and reporters from the national and trade media.

Output and About Us

A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out around 12 working days after the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials at DCMS, Home Office and other government departments; Ofcom and other agencies affected by the issues; and Parliamentarians with a special interest in these areas. It will also be made available more widely. This document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations (subject to agreement with individual speakers), speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda, sponsor information, as well as any subsequent press coverage of the day and any articles or comment pieces submitted by delegates. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, similar to those for Select Committee Uncorrected Evidence, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.


All delegates will receive complimentary PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.

The Westminster eForum is strictly impartial and cross-party, and draws on the considerable support it receives from within Parliament and Government, and amongst the wider stakeholder community. The Forum has no policy agenda of its own. Forum events are frequently the platform for major policy statements from senior Ministers, regulators and other officials, opposition spokespersons and senior opinion-formers in industry and interest groups. Events regularly receive prominent coverage in the national and trade media.


Booking arrangements

To book places, please use our online booking form.

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.

Options and charges are as follows:

  • Places at Protecting children online: content regulation, age verification and latest thinking on industry responsibility (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £230 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are£85 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.


For those who cannot attend:

  • Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 12 daysafter the event for £95 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.


If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please let me know as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities – notbusinesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).

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Member Surgery

By nwg at East Midlands

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 to meet with the CSE Response Unit team 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

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

By nwg at East Midlands

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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