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Harmful Sexual Behaviour – Changing the way we see it – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

Harmful Sexual Behaviour – Changing the way we see it


Victim research indicates that children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour are, themselves, highly likely to be victims. So, is Harmful Sexual Behaviour really that different from Child Sexual Exploitation? What do we know about children’s experiences and what are the implications for future interventions?


  • Clearer understanding of the crossover between victimhood and offending
  • Understanding HSB behaviours as possible symptoms of developmental impairment
  • Introduction to the Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) and it’s use working with HSB/CSE
  • Understand and practice CPR (consistency, predictability and Reliability)
  • Employing empathy in practice and matching the young person’s vitality of affect
  • Apply TRM thinking to identify a young person’s progress


  • Harmful Sexual Behaviour and Child Sexual Exploitation specialists
  • Social workers & support staff (child care, YOT, leaving care, fostering, mentors, etc.)
  • Residential child care staff
  • Foster carers, kinship carers
  • YOI, STC or secure children’s home staff
  • Victim workers
  • Counsellors, therapists, psychologists, etc.
  • Anyone with an interest in working with Harmful Sexual Behaviour and Child Sexual Exploitation

More about Jonny Matthew


  • MSc – Criminology & Criminal Justice – Cardiff University
  • DipCrimCJ – Cardiff University
  • B.A.(Hons) – Community Studies – Social Work – UWIC Cardiff
  • DipSW – UWIC Cardiff

Current employment:

Jonny is a part time (0.6) Senior Adviser for Casework Innovation for the Wales Youth Justice Board (YJB). He is working to develop, test and evaluate a case management approach for youth offending teams to use with young people with complex and prolific offending histories.

Jonny also works on a freelance basis as a consultant social worker and criminologist. He offers consultancy, training, assessment, inspection, editing and supervision on a private basis, working with local authorities, charities and the private sector.

Jonny also runs a website and blog promoting recovery for troubled young people ( www.JonnyMatthew.com ).

Previous employment:

Prior to his current role, Jonny was a YOT officer for 5 years followed by 10 years as an adolescent sexual offending specialist with Barnardo’s. In August 2013, he left his 3-year post as Deputy Manager of Hillside Secure Children’s Home, where he was responsible for the therapy and other interventions, and joined the YJB.

Jonny’s research interests are youth crime, attachment, adoption & fostering, abuse, safeguarding, therapeutic approaches and particularly how skewed development impacts on children’s behaviour.

Jonny is also Chair of NOTA Wales www.NOTA.co.uk ) and is a co-opted National Committee member of BASW Cymru www.basw.co.uk/wales/

Feedbackfor Jonny from the NWG 2016 conference


“Fantastic Presentation”

“Great speaker – very engaging knowledgable and interesting”

“Excellent presentation. Points to take away to develop support case studies”

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NWG CSE Coordinators and Practitioners Forum – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

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Ending Slavery in Our Communities

By other at East Midlands

Date: Saturday 11th May

Time: 09:30 – 17:00

Venue: The Albert Hall, North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AA

Ticket price: £35.00 per person

Registration URL –  https://rotarygbi.eventsair.com/2019-conference-and-showcase-nottingham/rotaryslaverysymposium

The National Crime Agency recently revealed that it had discovered cases of modern slavery in virtually every large town and city within the UK.

The slavery symposium, convened by the University of Nottingham’s ‘Rights Lab’ in partnership with Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland, brings together the latest advances in anti-slavery research, policy and practice to help you to fight slavery in your own community.  The morning provides a choice of interactive workshop sessions, with case studies and information designed to appeal to businesses and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, including health, law enforcement, local government and the voluntary sector.  After lunch there will be an opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in the field, and a chance to debate how Rotary can help to address this pressing global challenge.  Admission includes lunch

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Attachment, Trauma & CSE: Level 3 (Basis Training & Education)

By other at North Yorkshire

This training event explores trauma and attachment and how it relates to CSE, including how trauma and/or Insecure Attachments will manifest relating to CSE victims (those vulnerable to and those actually exploited), whether the trauma took place in early childhood or has been caused by recent or ongoing sexual exploitation . The course will then build on this knowledge to further explore effective responses based on this understanding. It will also explore the issues of resilence and “resistance” to engage in the context of trauma informed practice for engaging with young people affected by CSE. Finally it will explore the issue the vicarious trauma.

The course is aimed at practitioners with some experience of working with young people who have been affected by child sexual exploitation as it assumes some knowledge of child sexual exploitation.

The course will be delivered by an experienced CSE practitioner and trainer, who is also a counselor.

The course is CPD accredited.

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Back by popular demand – Unveiling Sexual Exploitation – Zoe Lodrick

By nwg at East Midlands

Back by popular demand! Please book on early as this is due to be filled quickly!

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


  • Dietary / Personal Requirements

Should you have any dietary requirements or any personal needs requiring adjustments to be made to the facilities or delivery style of the event, please make contact prior to the event, via email through training@nwgnetwork.org or by calling 01332 585371.

  • Transport and parking information

The venue is located on the East Service Road just off Raynesway (A5111). Turn into the Riverside Business Park and follow it to the right and right again into the large car park – you can park anywhere in the car park for free and head for the far left corner where our offices are located.

We are easy accessibility to J24 of the M1 and East Midlands Airport via the A50, reached by the A5111 and A6. The adjacent A52 dual carriageway is one of the city’s principle transport routes, connection with J25 of the M1 to the east before passing into the neighbouring city of Nottingham.

It is a 20 minute cycle or a 10 minute taxi ride from the closest train station (Derby) or a 40/50 minute walk along the river!

  • What is the refund policy?

Once a place is secured you may amend your delegate name without charge. You may cancel your booking up to one calendar month without charge. Any cancellations made within two weeks of the seminar date will incur 50% charge. Any cancellations made within a week of the seminar date will be liable for full payment. If we cancel the seminar for any reason, we will refund 100% of the fee, but will not be held liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. We always endeavour to reschedule a training event as opposed to cancelling it.

  • Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

In the event of you being unable to attend you may transfer your ticket to a colleague with prior permission from the NWG.

Please note that a Gold member may only transfer to another Gold member and a non-member to a non-member. Please email network@nwgnetwork.org to amend.

Should you have any queries or require any further information please contact training@nwgnetwork.org

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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

NWG Boys & Young Mens Forum Derby

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.


  • 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.

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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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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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