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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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Sexual Exploitation of Children with Learning Disabilities and Difficulties – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

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.

Further information on this course can be found by following this link: https://www.nwgnetwork.org/training/sexual-exploitation-of-children-with-learning-disabilities-difficulties/

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NWG Coordinator and Practitioner Forum Birmingham

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.

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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.

Agenda

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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Street Strong-Street Safe-County Lines/ACEs to Inform Trauma Practice

By nwg at East Midlands

This full day seminars agenda:

Part 1 – Street Strong – Street Safe – County Lines/Child Criminal Exploitation and Enhanced Youth Engagement.

County Lines/Child Criminal Exploitation has best been described in the Serious Violence Strategy, released by the Home Secretary in April 2018

County lines is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas [within the UK], using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of “deal line”. They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move [and store] the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons. You will notice that this definition makes no reference to previously delivered information that states this dealing is from ‘urban’ to ‘county towns’.

This 2.5 hour Adult Safeguarding workshop has been designed by Dean Coady OBE.

This workshop will assist teachers, social workers, police and any other individual or organisation that has children or vulnerable adults in their charge to understand the complexities of County Lines/CCE and to support individuals in their care.

Training includes an introduction to NCA and Home Office definitions of County Lines, Definitions of Street Gangs, Organised Crime Groups and Organised Criminals, the National Referral Mechanism, Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery considerations and other aspects of this challenging and multi-faceted safeguarding issue.

This training also includes an enhanced youth engagement, personal safety and knife-crime section.

The workshop is highly interactive – be prepared to get involved!

Part 2 – Understanding ACEs to inform trauma sensitive practice

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe stressful or traumatic experiences and can include abuse and neglect through to environmental factors, such as parental separation or living in a household where there is exposure to domestic violence, mental illness, alcohol abuse, drug use or incarceration.

ACEs can therefore have a detrimental impact on childhood development and later life outcomes. Children who are exposed to four or more ACEs are more likely to develop harmful behaviours, experience social issues and have poor mental and physical health. This in turn, can increase vulnerability and lead to children and young people being targeted for exploitation by street gangs and those involved in organised crime.

It doesn’t have to be this way, there are many things that can be done to prevent ACEs and reduce their impact. This course will help to develop delegates understanding of how to prevent further exposure to ACEs and how to work with children and their families using trauma sensitive approaches.

Refreshments and lunch provided

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start time

Dean Coady OBE

Born in Salford, raised in South Manchester, former Parachute Regiment Soldier and ex –cop, prior to his retirement in 2014, Dean was one of the highest decorated Detectives in the UK. He has designed and delivered robust and realistic training throughout the country, to increase the personal resilience of children, to combat street-based threats. A friend to the NWG, he was the first recipient of the NWG Unsung Hero award in relation to his CSE Safeguarding project – Cody’s Choices.

Kerry Dawson

Kerry’s passion for making a difference led to her career working directly with children and families as an Education Welfare Officer. Working with some of the most vulnerable children, Kerry formed part of a multi-agency team for looked after children and teenage parents before heading up a local authority inner city attendance service. In that role, Kerry was the Education representative at the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) sub group for the quality assurance of recommendations of serious case reviews and at the city wide Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) for high levels of domestic abuse.

A CEOP Ambassador and trained trainer with the NSPCC and The Safer Recruitment Consortium, Kerry is an experienced safeguarding trainer and has delivered multi-agency safeguarding training on behalf of Local Safeguarding Children Boards. Working for an education company, Kerry was the senior lead for safeguarding within the organisation and continued to provide safeguarding training and consultancy across the North West.

Kerry is also a volunteer with the NSPCC.

Dawn Cretney

A qualified youth and community educator since 1997, for the most time having worked as a practitioner and manager in a local authority, together with the study of the mind and body connection since 2000, Dawn specialises in facilitating positive change for others and is also a 70/30 ACEs Ambassador.

Dawn is Experienced in working in schools, colleges and community settings with young people, staff, family members, teaching professionals, and community groups, Dawn has developed and delivered issue-based projects and interventions, including training, around bullying, self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

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Combatting 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/

Agenda

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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Transitions: 16 to 18 and Beyond – Essex

By nwg at South East

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 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.

Agenda to follow.

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.

Agenda to follow.