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Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Manager’s Course (formerly Level 5) Course

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 training is designed for professional advisors, Operational Managers, practice supervisors, headteachers, Safeguarding Managers from all agencies, named, nominated and Designated Officers for child protection, and their deputies, in all services.



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 exercise. A challenging day but conducted in a safe learning environment.


Learning outcomes include:

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, including the expected publication of the 2018 document.

Key legislation, including, Honour Based Violence, Child Sexual Exploitation,County Lines & FGM.

Information & Intelligence Sharing.

The escalation process ,managing disagreements & whistleblowing.

Designated Officer Managing allegations within the workforce and the role of the Designated Officer

Serious Case Reviews, their role regarding improving practice and findings from the latest reviews

Recognise how agencies must work together to assess, identify, review & meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns.

Risk and defendable decision making.

Managing Complex multi-agency cases.

Good record keeping & disclosure.

The definitions of critical incident and complex safeguarding cases.

Media strategy and management.

Co-working on serious & complex child abuse investigations.

Criminal Justice implications
£350 plus VAT, includes lunch and refreshments.

Email:  info.safeltd@gmail.com or call 07703 449468 to book your place. 

Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Developing a Multi-Agency Approach to Safeguard and Support Victims

By other at London

This timely symposium is a unique opportunity for all professionals involved in child safeguarding to hear from UK’s leading experts about the latest developments in the fight against child sexual exploitation. By the end of the session, delegates will have gained an improved understanding that will equip them with the necessary skills and tools to protect children from CSE.


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Unveiling Sexual Exploitation – Zoe Lodrick

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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Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Developing a Multi-Agency Approach to Safeguard and Support Victims

By other at London


Jane Reeves
Centre for Child Protection

Danielle Mcleod
Head of Knowledge Hub

Ray McMorrow
Response Unit Health Lead

Carly Adams Elias


This timely symposium is a unique opportunity for all professionals involved in child safeguarding to hear from UK’s leading experts about the latest developments in the fight against child sexual exploitation. By the end of the session, delegates will have gained an improved understanding that will equip them with the necessary skills and tools to protect children from CSE.


Delegates Will

  • Discuss recent legislation and the recommendations found in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation’s Interim Report
  • Examine effective strategies for tackling online CSE and grooming
  • Evaluate the behaviour of the police and judicial system when interacting with victims
  • Understand the long lasting psychological impact of child sexual exploitation
  • Explore vulnerability factors that heighten the risk of children being exposed to sexual exploitation
  • Share methods of best practice to ensure that victims receive a positive response upon the first instance of seeking support
  • Assess ways to educate children about sexual abuse and recognising signs
  • Discuss how to enact a comprehensive multi-agency response
  • Analyse methods of profiling perpetrators and ensuring there are up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service checks
  • Explore ways to challenge the stigma around speaking about the sexual abuse of children


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

Understanding the impact of CSE: Examining indicators of abuse and national priorities

  • The National Framework: Examining the findings of Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners(2017) and the Children and Social Work Act (2017)
  • Digital Danger: Recognising the threat of online grooming
  • Reporting Mechanisms: Discussing the intimidation of victims when interacting with the police
  • Health impacts: Analysing the psychological impact of CSE and its lifelong effects on victims
  • Heightened Vulnerability Factors: Exploring the increased threat of CSE to children that are vulnerable in other areas of their life
11:30 Morning Coffee Break
11:45 Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel One
12:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 Panel Session Two:

Prevention and Response: Strengthening a multi-agency strategy to tackling CSE

  • Right Response at the Right Time: Improving first response with practitioners when victims reach out for support
  • Ensuring a Multi-Agency Strategy: Promoting information-sharing between partners to deliver a comprehensive CSE response
  • Educating Children: Sharing best practice to teach children to recognise exploitive behaviour and warning signs
  • Profiling Perpetrators: Examining common traits of perpetrators and ensuring appropriate checks are in place for individuals working with children
  • Challenging Social Norms: Sharing methods to make it easier for society to speak about CSE
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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Boys and Young Men Forum

By nwg at

10:00 – 10:30 Registration, Tea & Coffee

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome, Introductions – Chair John Wright

10:45 – 11:00 Updates from NWG – National Response Unit

11:00 – 12:15 The development of new services in the Midlands and across London in A&E Departments – Red Thread

12:15 – 13:00 Discussion zone

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch (Provided)

14:00 – 14:30 Harmful Sexual Behaviours Benchmarking Tool (NSPCC)

14:30 – 15:00 Calderdale Engagement with BYM

15:00 – 15:30 Discussion zone

15:30 – 16:00 AOB, Evaluations & Close

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Improving the Mental Health and Well Being of those in Contact with the Criminal Justice System

By other at London

Not an NWG event.
Delegates will:
  • Examine the ongoing roll out of Liaison and Diversion Services, identifying successes, shortcomings and priorities for action
  • Formulate ideas around taking a trauma informed approach to commissioning rehabilitation services and jointly providing better provision
  • Determine how those with mental ill health can benefit from a fair trial and appropriate sentencing, avoiding discrimination or unfair criminalisation
  • Explore how to realise reduced rates of self harm and suicide in prison through better support of vulnerable groups
  • Assess options for improving staff training and minimising stigma and associated discrimination
  • Analyse effective approaches to delivering integrated care planning in collaboration with the service user
  • Develop understanding of unique vulnerabilities and disadvantages experienced by women and BAME communities in contact with the criminal justice system
  • Share best practice in improving data collection and establishing intelligence partnerships to inform place based assessments and the planning of service

To view our brochure, including the full event programme, click here.

I am pleased to advise you that we offer a 20% early registration discount off the standard delegate rates (subject to type of organisation and terms and conditions) for bookings received by the 17th August 2018. Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant colleagues within your organisation.

In the meantime, to ensure your organisation is represented, please book online or complete and return the attached registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).


Registration form attached.

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Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Managers Course (formerly Level 5)

By other at West Midlands

Not an NWG event.

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

Time each day
9.30 – 4.30pm

Venue –
WM Housing Group, Solihull Parkway,
Birmingham Business Park B37 7YN

Cost – £350 plus VAT, includes lunch and refreshments

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


For more information please download the agenda

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NWG Health Forum

By nwg at East Midlands

For all Health Professionals including those in Public Health and other professionals’ who have an interest in the agenda. It covers a wide range of issues for health professionals from the voice of Young People, Therapeutic Interventions to Strategic Development at a National level.


  • 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 through the Network
  • To share ‘emerging’ 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 provide a sharing point for health professionals who are working directly with child sexual exploitation and those working in multi-agency teams
  • To engage and interpret reports from Department of Health, NHS, and the Royal Collages
  • To comment and advise on national policy and practice from a health service perspective
  • To support the development of CSE health tools
  • 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



10:00 – 10:30: Registration, Tea & Coffee

10:30 – 11.00: Welcome, Introductions and Update on NWG developments

11:00 – 12:00: Red Thread, Working with A&E departments to intervene with young gang members

12:00 – 12:15: nBreak

12:15 – 12.45: Centre for Excellence (CFE), Presentation on the work of the CFE and the health workstreamDr Michelle Cutland

12:45- 13:15: Discussion zone

13:15 – 14:00: Networkng Lunch (provided)

14:00 – 14:50: Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB), NSPCC HSB framework and how we might adopt this in the health community

14:50 – 15:30: Discussion zone

15:30 – 16:00: Next Steps, AOB, Evaluation and Close

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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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Facing the Media with Confidence

By nwg at East Midlands

A bespoke session for those working to prevent and support those affected by child sexual exploitation

Over the last few years, thanks to NWG and others, there is increasing media coverage on issues around child sexual exploitation and a willingness by the media to cover the issues, especially when there are high profile cases taking place in local areas.

Dealing with the media can be an added stress, something most people feel uncomfortable with or feel ill-equipped to manage. It can also be a ‘once in a career’ opportunity to make sure people know the facts, understand the issues and can help challenge communities to do more.

This course is aimed at equipping people with the skills to deal with the media effectively, using opportunities positively and being able to respond to difficult questions.

While some organisations will provide media training (especially the police, social care and health services) it tends to be about broader issues facing their organisations and not specifically related to child sexual exploitation. Some organisations don’t provide media training at all.

Unlike conventional media training this is specifically aimed at child sexual exploitation practitioners. You will not only be left with the skills to deal with every situation you may encounter, we help you build you response to YOUR specific issues.

This course is run as a lead discussion seminar by experienced former journalists who have been working for the sector for the past three years and have been on both sides of the camera. It will include:

  • background on how the media behaves and why
  • how to form key messages 
  • how to deal with difficult questions 
  • advising others on how to deal with media 
  • techniques for TV and radio interviews 
  • Practical on camera sessions 


Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start

9.00am Messaging, audience and media: practical session

We look at media interviews from the point of view of journalists,

[how different organisations behave, what they need, why they need it in a rush – print, then radio, TV, touching on social media].

We look at CSE media case studies as well as the constraints on different organisations such as police, local authorities

This session consists of a PowerPoint presentation, interspersed with discussion and an exercise.

10.45am Break

11am Building positive messages, dealing with difficult questions

We take delegates through the process of forming key messages into something meaningful and memorable that will both achieve their objectives and engage their target audience.

Techniques for handling difficult questions and keeping interviews on track

Practical exercises to challenge delegates to make short, media friendly messages and how to deal with the difficult questions.

12.00 Lunch Provided

1pm Practical session

As we explore different scenarios, delegates continue to undertake TV interviews of increasing complexity and in different styles.

2.30pm Break

2.40pm Practical session 2

A continuation of on camera practical experience

3.45pm Challenge, assurance and clarification session

Following the practical sessions we will reflect on the key messages, types of questions and answers which we would expect to come for any specific situations. As part of follow up we capture these to leave delegates with a toolkit which they can apply in their working lives.


The course is led by Stuart Baird. Stuart has worked at no10 Downing Street and as a director of communications for the NHS. He has been advising CEOs, Chairs, Ministers and leaders from private and public sector for the last 18 years. He currently trains ambassadors across the world for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

He has dealt with crises such as the tube bombing, foot and mouth disease as a tropical disease outbreak and a series of inpatient suicides at an NHS Trust. He has advises staff at all levels with sensitivity and confidentiality.

He is joined by Richard Baker a former daily newsroom Assistant Editor and Business Editor, Richard combines long experience of journalism with an in-depth knowledge of business and the economy. Richard has trained GPs and medics at times of crisis as well as experts in child sexual exploitation.

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