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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 first 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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Understanding Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Sport

By other at North West

This Symposium builds on nearly two decades of research and activism in this field at Edge Hill. Insights from this research will be shared, alongside guest speakers who have personal and professional experience of sexual abuse and child protection in sport.

There will be an introduction of new educational resources developed, specifically for the sports community, within a recently completed European project: Voices for Truth and Dignity in Sport.

At the centre of the event is a performance by the Alter Ego Drama Company who – in collaboration with Edge Hill and NWG Network (the national umbrella organisation working to combat sexual exploitation) have produced an educational play Crossing the Line. The play is aimed at children (11+), specifically those within sport settings, in order to sensitise and educate them in relation to this problem.

Programme 

  • 9.15am – Registration & Tea/Coffee
  • 9.45am – Welcome & Introduction
  • 10.00am – Dr Mike Hartill: ‘Child Abuse in Sport: a brief history’
  • 10.35am –  David Lean: ‘Reflections: a personal account’
  • 11.30am – Dr Mike Hartill: ‘The VOICE Project: research with adults who have been subjected to sexual exploitation in sport’
  • 12.15pm – Lunch
  • 1.15pm – Alter Ego present‘Crossing the Line’: an educational drama on child sexual exploitation in sports, followed by discussion with the cast
  • 2.30pm – Break
  • 2.50pm – CSE in Sport Officer (CSE National Response Unit, NWG Network): ‘New Initiatives and Developments in Preventing Child Abuse in Sport’ – Kevin Murphy
  • 3.30pm – Dr Melanie Lang: The Child Protection & Safeguarding (ChiPS) Research Network & Conclusions
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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

Transitions: 16 to 18 & Beyond – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

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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Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking – Merseyside

By nwg at North West

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.
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Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

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.
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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.

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.

Agenda

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

– Definitions & the Child Sexual Exploitation Process

– Modus Operandi of Perpetrators

11:15 – 11:30: Coffee

– CSE and Missing

– Consent

13:00 – 13:00: Lunch (provided)

– Assessments

– Barriers to engaging young people

14:30 – 14:45: Coffee

– Trauma and the impact of Child Sexual Exploitation

– Modern Day Slavery Act 2015

– Victim Identification Tool

15:45 – 16:00: Evaluation and Certification

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Understanding Trauma – Essex

By nwg at South East

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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Children & Young People’s Mental Health: Providing Effective Support

By other at London

Benefits of Attending:

  • Explore how to implement the government’s Green Paper principles across Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
  • Gain insight into the priority recommendations of the government, health organisations and other relevant bodies.
  • Explore how to promote good mental well-being and resilience by supporting children and young people and their families to adopt and maintain behaviours that support good mental health.
  • Learn how to prevent mental health problems from arising by taking early action with children, young people and parents who may be at greater risk.
  • The conference will bring together professionals from the NHS, local authorities, voluntary and community services, schools and other local services to engage and learn from each other.
  • Explore a whole-system approach focused on prevention of mental ill health, early intervention and integration of services.
  • Learn how to overcome the barriers that are preventing children and young people receiving the excellent mental health care they need.
  • Take advantage of excellent networking and interactive training opportunities.
  • Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points.
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Denormalising Sexual Violence and Harassment between Children in Schools

By other at London

Denormalising Sexual Violence and Harassment between Children in Schools – Formulating a Coherant Multi-Agency Response

This symposium will provide; local authorities, head teachers, designated safeguarding leads, children’s services, the police, health professionals, and third sector bodies, with a timely opportunity to examine the renewed statutory framework, and develop partnership approaches to tackling sexual violence and harassment between children. It is also enable delegates to share best practice in delivering a ‘whole school approach’, with prevention at its core.

 

Delegates will:

  • Identify priorities for reducing sexual violence and harassment between children in schools and colleges
  • Examine the impact of pornography upon children and young people’s perceptions of sex, relationships and consent
  •  Formulate methods for improving SRE provision to challenge harmful notions of masculinity and reflect the experiences of boys and young men
  • Determine how to adopt a whole school approach involving staff, students, governors, parents, LCSBs, and police
  • Explore the additional vulnerabilities of children with SEND and understand additional barriers preventing the recognition of abuse
  • Assess how to embed safeguarding and child protection as a recurrent theme running through policies and procedures
  • Learn how local authorities can develop protocols for assessment, detailing what local multi-agency arrangements should look like
  • Analyse how to create an environment which encourages disclosures, and ensures children are respectful of peers after reports of sexual harassment and violence
  • Develop methods of delivering a curriculum tackling issues such as; healthy and respectful relationships, gender roles, stereotyping and equality, and cultures of sexual behaviour
  • Share best practice in responding to incidents of sexual violence, safeguarding the victim, the alleged perpetrator and the wider student population

 

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