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Sexting: what you need to know – workshop with free resource

By other at North West

The NSPCC in 2016 reported that 1 in 30 young people reported taking fully naked images of themselves and higher numbers report being involved in sending some kind of sexually suggestive messages. 

This afternoon workshop is aimed at teachers, youth workers, and other youth professionals, who want to help young people think critically about sexting (sending nudes). The workshop will equip participants with the latest research around sexting, guidance on how to respond to different situations, and a copy of #IsitOK? (a physical sexting educational resource).

The workshop will equip you to:

-Develop confidence in talking openly and author3 example cards from the #IsitOK? resourceitatively about sexting
-Support young people in understanding the issue of sexting
-Support young people in developing healthy attitudes in digital communication
-Make use of the #IsitOK? sexting resource to proactively raise the issue with individuals and groups
-Apply best practice and recommended government policy guidelines


The price is £40 per person and all attendees will receive a copy of the #IsitOK? resource.

The workshop will run on Thursday the 23rd of November from 4:00-5:30pm.

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Link to Change: 5th Annual Conference “10 years of providing CSE Support Services”

By other at East of England

5th Annual Conference
“10 years of providing CSE Support Services”
Friday 2nd March 2018
Kingsgate Conference Centre, Peterborough PE1 4YT

 Link to Change’s Young People’s Participation Group

 Samantha Woodhouse
Survivor of the Rotherham abuse scandal

 Professor Belinda Winder
Professor in Forensic Psychology and Heads the Sexual Offences, Crime
and Misconduct Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University

 Sheila Taylor MBE
CEO at NWG Network – Supporting those working with children and
young people who are affected by abuse through sexual exploitation

Further speaker(s) to be confirmed

£50 per delegate
(including lunch and refreshments)
For a booking form visit our website www.linktochange.org.uk

Link to Change, 38a High Street, St Neots, Cambridge PE19 1JA
Tel: 01480 474974 Email: sally@linktochange.org.uk

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Child Sexual Exploitation in Sport

By nwg at East Midlands

This course is CPD accredited

The NWG and Edge Hill University’s Dr Mike Hartill have collaborated to develop a course designed to provide a greater comprehension into the issue of child sexual exploitation within sport.

This course will provide delegates with the historical context of child sexual exploitation in sport within the UK and beyond. The course will consider developments in policy that have been put into place to safeguard children and how this can inform their practice. Learning will be enriched through the use of the voices of survivors of CSE in sport an aid their practice and policy

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will be able to;

– Define Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and recognise various models of CSE.

– Understand the historical context of exploitation and abuse within sport and how this can impact on young people disclosing abuse.

– Describe the NWG Process of CSE and what happens within the stages of the process, including being able to give examples that are specific to the sporting arena.

– Verbalise what they have learnt about perpetrators of CSE.

– Articulate the prevalence of exploitation and abuse within sport and how it can impact on the wellbeing of young people.

– Consider and explain the impact perceptions of sport have on personal and organisational and societal beliefs.

– Identify vulnerabilities of young people.

– Understand what consent means and its connection with CSE and Sport.

– Understand how policy has developed and how this impacts on our professional roles.

Identifying good practice and giving consideration to how this may influence change in our organisations.

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CSE Assessment Tool Training

By nwg at East Midlands

CSE Assessment Tool Training


In response to the demand of our Network NWG has developed an Assessment Tool to support multiagency staff to better exercise professional judgement and to promote a greater involvement of children, young people and parent(s)/carer(s) in the assessment and planning process.

This tool moves away from the scoring, tick-box approach and has been designed to be used to inform rather than determine professional judgements. The development of the tool has been informed by consultation with NWG network members, young people and parents/carers. Available research has also informed the update though we recognise that there is a limited evidence base.

The key to the success of this tool is ensuring a child-centred approach. The half day training will not only demonstrate key features of the tool itself but will facilitate discussion on the key principles of engagement and assessment. Delegates will benefit from the hearing the voice of young people with lived experiences of CSE who have come together to direct and produce a short film telling you what they need. The training will also include a case study providing delegates with the opportunity to put the tool into practice.

This training is targeted at practitioners working directly with young people and their families who have responsibility for contributing to assessments.

NWG Gold Members – £62.48

Non-members £78.21

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The Future of Troubled Families: Supporting Families with Multiple Disadvantages

By other at London

Delegates will:

  • Assess the progress made on the second phase of the Troubled Families Programme
  • Review the recommendations of the national evaluation report
  • Examine ways to enhance multi-agency working to transform the health, social and financial circumstances of those families
  • Understand how to carry out a robust assessment of needs using the broadened criteria of a ‘troubled family’ Share best practice and discuss innovative strategiesto improve the lives of families with complex disadvantages
  • Consider ways to support families in navigating services and find practical pathways to employment
  • Explore how to deliver an effective whole family intervention approach
  • Identify ways to improve educational attainment and child welfare

For more information and for the agenda click HERE

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Safeguarding Children 2018: Finding Solutions for Better Protection

By other at North West

At the Safeguarding Children: Finding Solutions for Better Protection conference delegates will learn more about new policies and frameworks in place to safeguard children. Hear about practical insights into setting out strategic arrangements to ensure services are better coordinated across a spectrum encompassing child protection, safeguarding and wellbeing.

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National Missing Person Conference

By other at London

As usual the conference is FREE and is open to all Forces whether or not you use the COMPACT Missing Person application.

Our aim is, as always,to share good practice, learning and developments with everyone working in this critical business area.

The theme for the event will be “Missing Persons and Partnership working“. We are limited to 250 spaces, which following recent demand I am confident we will quickly  fill.

I will be sending out the agenda with the  details of guest speakers / timings shortly. To reserve a seat please email me directly at:


Phil Shakesheff

Secretary to the Group of 22 COMPACT Forces.

Making Justice Work For Victims of Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

By other at Yorkshire and Humber

CONFERENCE: Making Justice Work For Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and Exploitation (CSE)

January 5th 2018 : 9.30 – 16.45

Leeds Trinity University

£90 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conference-making-justice-work-for-victims-of-child-sexual-abuse-csa-and-exploitation-cse-tickets-39253342805

This unique 1 day conference gives you the chance to see the criminal justice system like you have never seen it before. We will be offering a choice of workshops and lectures, giving you the chance to learn from a range of high profile speakers- survivors and their family members, senior representatives from central government, survivors, highly experienced practitioners, and academia sharing their practical experience and the latest research. In sharing innovative work across the UK, this conference offers true value for money, enabling participants to gain unique insights from a range of perspectives to take back into practice.

Delegates will have a choice from a number of lectures and workshops, including presentations from leading academics, researchers, and practitioners.

Speakers include:

· Survivors and parents sharing their experiences of the criminal justice system

· Hannah Marsden: Author of 2017 Barnardo’s report the Journey to Justice

· Maggie Oliver: Former detective, family liaison officer, and whistleblower Rochdale

· Liz Jenkins: Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor

· Dr. Kate Ward: Consultant Paediatrician (Specialising in child protection and vulnerable victims)

Topics to be covered:

· Understanding a victim’s early experience and issues of vulnerability

· The impact of trauma and the consequences for criminal investigations and prosecutions

· Seeing the criminal justice system from the victim’s point of view; exploring victim care models within police investigation and at court

· Understanding how juries interpret information and make decisions

· Gaining insights into the criminal justice system from a prosecution perspective

· Reflecting on lessons learned from Rotherham and Rochdale CSE cases

· Pilots aimed at improving victims’ experiences in giving evidence

Please note: Delegates will be invited to book onto four (free) workshops following their purchase of a day ticket.

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Tackling IIOC: A Conference for Change

By other at East of England

#IIOC17 is a must-attend event for both practitioners and researchers who are interested in tackling IIOC offending.

Jointly hosted by Norfolk Constabulary and the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER) at Anglia Ruskin University, this ground-breaking conference will bring together leading figures from government, police, third sector, academia and industry to discuss new approaches to the investigation and prevention of IIOC offending.


“Every month law enforcement agencies across the UK are arresting unprecedented numbers of offenders for viewing indecent images of children. This places unsustainable pressures on all those involved in the criminal justice system.”

“The time has come to start a meaningful conversation about how the threat of IIOC can be addressed by alternative means. #IIOC17 is the catalyst to start the debate.”

Chief Constable Simon Bailey, NPCC lead for Violence and Public Protection


The Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER) are pleased to be asked by Chief Constable Simon Bailey to organise and co-host this important conference.

Given the volume of cases and developments in encryption, the challenges of investigating and prosecuting IIOC offences are profound. So too are the risks of not taking firm action, particularly when it involves harm of the most vulnerable of victims. Together, these factors put a premium on understanding and preventing the offence through the widest possible means.

This conference will explore these issues with the objective of identifying where further research and knowledge sharing is needed to inform both policy and effective responses from the police, prosecutors, social media companies and internet service providers – and perhaps society as a whole.

Nicholas Alston CBE, DL, MA
Chair, Policing Institute for the Eastern Region, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Samantha Lundrigan, Director of PIER


Registration fee: £180 for 2 days or £100 for 1 day.

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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.

The Foundation Training Course is designed to follow on from our innovative e-learning course ‘Tackling CSE’.

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.


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

– Definitions & the Child Sexual Exploitation Process

– Models of Exploitation

– Perpetrators of Exploitation

11:15 – 11:30: Coffee

– CSE and Missing

– Consent

13:00 – 13:00: Lunch (provided)

– Indicators

– 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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