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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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Members 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

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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Safeguarding in Sport; “raising the bar”- from abuse to action

By other at North West

The conference will be held on Friday January 25th 2019 from 09.30 until 16.00 at Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, L39 4QP.

The Sport England Safeguarding Advisory Panel, established in December 2017, is comprised of five people with lived experience of sexual abuse in sport.

The speakers from the Panel will share with delegates how they have attempted to use their experience of sexual abuse to affect positive change in sport. It is anticipated that delegates will reflect on how they, as experienced professionals in sport, may wish to use this shared knowledge to benefit safeguarding in their own organizations.

The Panel is supported by:

• Jayne Molyneux, Director of Children and Young People, Sport England.

• Sheila Taylor, MBE, CEO of NWG Network (National Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation)

• Dr Mike Hartill, Reader in the Sociology of Sport, Edge Hill University.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

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NWG Coordinator and Practitioner Forum Derby

By nwg at West Midlands

Please note this forum is taking place in our Derby office and a light lunch is available -there are no local retail outlets close by


10.15 – 10:30    Registration, tea & coffee

10:30 – 11:00   Welcome, introductions and feedback from group

11:00 –  11.15    NWG Updates

11:15 – 12:30   Eleanor Vale, Josie Rylance and Alec White, Loudmouth Theatre Company

Presentation of Helping Hands applied theatre programme on abuse and     exploitation for children with follow up discussion opening up CSE education work                 to include child exploitation

12:30 – 13:15    Aunika Blake, NWG Youth Participation Lead

  CSE Support Services; Challenges for BAME Children & Young People


14:00 – 15:15   Jodie Berry,  Redthread

15:15 – 15:45    Open Discussion and future forums

15:45 – 16:00    AOB, evaluation & close

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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Safeguarding in Sport Conference

By other at North West

“All children, from whatever their background, no matter what challenges they face, deserve a safe environment in which they can learn. Nothing is more important than safeguarding children and promoting their welfare.” – Nadhim Zahawi, Children’s Minister


Learning outcomes:

  • Hear from speakers whose lives have been damaged by abuse and the life time impacts
  • To promote sport and physical activities whilst ensuring that participants are safe
  • Explore what could be done differently to improve the protection and welfare of children
  • Consider the way children use social media and its effects on their wellbeing
  • See how organisations Integrate online safeguarding into their safeguarding strategy
  • Ensure your organisation is up to date with the latest safeguarding requirements
  • Learn how to identify and report safeguarding concerns
  • Study examples of best practice from safeguarding organisations
  • See how organisations are working alongside authorities to achieve best results for children, vulnerable adults and survivors.
  • Hear how organisation are constantly striving to achieve exemplary standards in the protection of vulnerable people and the care of survivors of abuse
  • How we can make sport safeguarding-aware for children and adults.



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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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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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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