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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

Marie Collins Foundation 5th International Conference

By other at London

5th International Conference, From Discovery to Recovery,

In addition to those listed on the attached flyer and continuing the truly international flavour, Marie Collins are very pleased to have New York-based Dr Howard Taylor, Executive Director of Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, confirmed as a speaker on Day 1.

Among the workshop presenters on Day 2 will be male sexual abuse specialist Phil Mitchell, who will share his personal story of sexual exploitation and rape. Phil will identify the barriers for boys and men in disclosing abuse and explore how professionals can address these barriers to support victims in order that they are not only protected but also feel safe and free to speak out.

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Introduction to Working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children – Derby

By other at East Midlands

Mike Hand Training with Partage Specialist are delighted to be bringing this training session to Derby

Who’s it for:

This course is designed to give the front line practitioner from any agency, statutory or non-statutory, a practical guide to working with and meeting the needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC). It will cover the practicalities of identifying and meeting the needs of UASC, the asylum process, human trafficking and radicalisation.

The course will provide participants with the knowledge and understanding they need to meet the needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children, how to identify and manage specific risks associated with this cohort of young people and to ensure their corporate and statutory responsibility is discharged effectively.

The course covers:

• The journey of unaccompanied asylum seeking children and routes into the UK

• The asylum process, triple planning and Human Rights Assessments

• Trauma, health and culture

• Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

• Introduction to the National Referral Mechanism

• Trafficking risk assessments

• Responsibilities of Local Authorities and age assessments

• Radicalisation and Extremism

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NWG Police Forum – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

The NWG are relaunching the ‘Police forum’….NOTE: This is a police only closed forum – non police registrations will be cancelled.

We have been travelling across the country, visiting regions and holding ‘exploitation disruption workshops’. Now is an opportunity to share the practice and learning we have gathered from the disruption workshops. The Police forums will be the vehicle to do this and the practice and learning can then be taken back respective forces. Hopefully this will encourage national consistency around some emerging and historic police issues.

The police forum is for police officers only, ensuring there is a secure environment for investigation discussion to take place, to share good practice and learn from each other.


09:45 – 10:00 Registration, tea & coffee

10:00 – 11:00 Exploitation disruption toolkit – Kay Wallace and Rachel Hopper

11:00 – 11:15 Refreshment break

11:15– 12:45 Jes – CSE victim – Jes will be presenting her experiences of the Police

Investigation process, interventions and subsequent court process.

12:45 – 13:30 Networking lunch (provided)

13:30 – 14:30 Modern Slavery and Human trafficking – The Police Response – Bina Radcliffe and Kay Wallace

14:30 – 14:45 Refreshment break

14:45 – 15:15 Consent – Issues for the police- Kay Wallace

15:15- 15:45 Investigation issues/discussion and good practice example sharing

15:45- 16:00 Updates and future police forum topics, AOB, evaluation & close

NOTE: This is a police only closed forum – non police registrations will be cancelled.

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Self Harm and Suicide Intervention Training (Level 2) – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

Self harm affects a large number of individuals, of all ages and walks of life, yet it is a complex issue to address and work with. This course is designed and delivered to the highest standard and specialism in the field of self harm. Developed in collaboration with service users, service providers, academics and policy makers, the broad learning experiences and outcomes will be tailored to delegate need.

This CPD training is suitable for frontline community staff whose role is involved in supporting people; these individuals may come into contact with those in distress or who have experience of mental health problems, but for whom this is not thier primary role e.g housing support, teaching staff, community support workers.

Learning outcomes include:

· Improve knowledge and understanding of suicide & self harm

· Discuss stigma & discrimination considering how this can be reduced

· Recognise the relationship between self harm & suicide

· Identify risk factors & warning signs for suicide

· Reaffirm how to respond to disclosures appropriately

· Recognise the importance of recovery & support

· Be aware of the wider impact

· Learn effective strategies to provide support to those in distress

· Develop effective signposting skills


Fee: Gold Members £90 / Non-members £105

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Understanding Trauma

By nwg at East Midlands

This training is CPD Accredited

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 NWG Trainer, Sarah Brown.

Since gaining a degree in Youth Studies from Nottingham Trent University Sarah has worked within a variety of backgrounds supporting vulnerable young people and their families, including the role of a Pastoral Manager in a secondary school and as a Family Resource Worker.

After volunteering as a counsellor for several years at ChildLine, Sarah was employed as a supervisor.

It was at ChildLine she developed her child centred, trauma informed approach to working alongside young people. She worked to increase the skills, knowledge and empathy of volunteers in areas such as bullying, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, self-harm and suicide to ensure young people received the best possible support available. Sarah’s time at Childline also involved managing and assessing both safeguarding issues and immediate life threatening situations presented by young people within the counselling room.

Sarah is passionate about the way in which we support young people and the need for services and practitioners to recognise and understand how trauma impacts on young people and how we can offer more effective support based on an increased level of understanding.

For more information on this training course please see the following page on our website; https://www.nwgnetwork.org/training/understanding-trauma/

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Real Safeguarding Stories Live

By other at west yorkshire

Not an NWG event…


As part of Safeguarding week, Real Safeguarding Stories will be hosting live events on the following safeguarding topics of Trafficking, with focus on County Lines, and Hate Crime on Public Transport.

The Girlington Community Centre will show County Lines in the morning and Hate Crime in the afternoon.

The Sangat Community Centre will show Hate Crime in the morning and County Lines in the afternoon.

Each session will show a film on the topic that has been produced for this event, supported by the Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire through the Safer Community Fund. A live actor will then support the delivery and interact with the audience around the video’s story, allowing follow up questions and further in-depth learning on the topic. The day will also include interactive activities and table discussions to allow people to discuss the topics and raise their awareness of safeguarding.


This event is free.

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Gang Awareness Level 1 – Gavin McKenna- Reach Every Generation Ltd – Essex

By nwg at South East

Reach Every Generation has developed a recognised training programme, which we have delivered nationally to numerous organisations who work with young people. Our training has been delivered to many different professionals including, Social Workers, Police, Teachers, Substance Misuse workers, Judges, Doctors, Nurses, residential children home staff, Community Safety Partnerships and prison workers.

The training has raised awareness for attendees around, gangs, how they operate, county lines, grooming, Child Criminal Exploitation, trafficking, trauma, knife crime, organised criminal gangs, early childhood experiences, signs to look out for, specialist intervention, resources, how to engage hard to reach young people, styles of approach, trauma informed practice, risk assessing, risk management, girls in gangs and multi-agency working.

The founder of Reach Every Generation, Gavin McKenna has lived experience which is used to enhance the development of the attendees by offering examples of professional’s involvement, family breakdown, professional failings and positives.

Reach Every Generation are achieving remarkable results working with professionals and young people, we have been awarded Big Lottery Funding for 2 projects in Essex and PCC funding through the Home Office in Thames Valley to deliver a project in Buckinghamshire.

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We Matter Too! – Parliamentary Launch

By other at London

This event is for anyone working with young and disabled people – in domestic abuse as well as other projects that support them.

Date: 2nd July 2019

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm.


We Matter Too! addresses the needs of disabled young people facing domestic abuse.

The project was funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation as part of a series of projects looking at domestic violence. It explored gaps in domestic abuse service provisions and awareness of practitioners working with disabled young people, as identified by SafeLives and Women’s Aid. ACT, in partnership with Anita Franklin at Coventry University, carried out work that specifically addresses the needs of young disabled people.

We sought the views of young people and of staff working in domestic abuse services. So we invited disabled children and young people to explore their understanding of domestic abuse, disability, and services, We asked for their opinions on how to support the development of positive practice.

As part of the project, we have spoken to a range of young people both individually and in groups. We interviewed more than 30 practitioners from a wide range of national, strategic and front-line services focusing on disability and domestic abuse.


The We Matter Too! project aims to:

  • Improve responses to young disabled people who are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Make young disabled people safer, and improve practice.
  • Change cultures and help workers to challenge.
  • Help young disabled people recognise their rights to safety, and to access the help they need when they are not safe.
  • Give a voice to the experiences of young disabled people.


Disabled people are twice as likely to experience domestic abuse than non-disabled people. But they are less visible in services.

Disabled young people face 3.4 times more risks of harm and abuse. So what would 3.4 times more work look like to keep them safe?

We want to help all professionals reflect on the extent to which their services address the abuse of disabled young people in relationships. We’re inviting you to think about the role you can play to help disabled young people learn about healthy relationships, and their rights to help and support.


This is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness of the increased risks of domestic abuse faced by disabled young people. The practice research explores the links between abuse in and outside the home. It also touches on themes including isolation, dependence, power, and control.

Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, will host our launch. She has worked tirelessly to address sexual exploitation and abuse.

Other speakers include:

  • Jess Phillips, MP
  • Jane Evans, SafeLives
  • Fay Maxted, Survivors Trust
  • Lisa Scivetti, manager, refuge for women with learning disabilities
  • Local Women’s Aid Project
  • Sarah Goff, Ann Craft Trust

We hope the launch will encourage discussion and debate about policy, adult-children’s service collaboration, front-line practice and reach. We want to start a conversation about how services can become more accessible to marginalised young people.

At the launch, we’ll discuss our findings, the training materials, factsheets, and the good practice suggestions we developed as part of the project.

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Introducing the Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity Participation Forum

By other at East Midlands

The seminar will offer expert information on safeguarding adults in sport. You will have the opportunity to network across a range of organisations, receive updates about current safeguarding adults topics, and share your own policy & practice.

Who is it for?

This seminar is for anyone with responsibility for safeguarding adults within the sport and activity sector, in particular National Governing Bodies of Sport, County Sport Partnerships and other Sport England funded bodies.


Date: Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

Location: Room A01 & A02, Highfields House, University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Find a map of the location here.

Time: 9.30am arrival for a 9:45am start until 4:00pm


The seminar has limited capacity, so we advise you to book a place and confirm your attendance as soon as possible.

Each organisation can book a maximum of two places for free.



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