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Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation in Sport – Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

  • This course is CPD accredited

This NWG CPD accredited course has been developed in collaboration with Edge Hill University’s Dr Mike Hartill to provide a greater comprehension around the issue of sexual abuse and exploitation within sport. The course provides attendees with the historical context and prevalence of child sexual exploitation in sport within the UK and beyond. The course looks towards developments in policy that have been put into place to safeguard children in sporting environments and how these may impact on our practice as individuals and as organisations. During the training day learning is enriched through the use of the voices of survivors of CSE in Sport.

The training is delivered by NWG’s Safeguarding in Sport Lead, Kevin Murphy who has a sound understanding of how young people need to be protected when engaging in community activities and has been involved in the International VOICE’s for Truth and Dignity project. This project involves 7 countries researching the experiences of those abused through sport and bringing that knowledge and those voices into his role.

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.

For more information on this training course please follow this link; https://www.nwgnetwork.org/training/combating-child-sexual-exploitation-in-sport/


09:00 – 09:30 Registration, Tea & Coffee

The NWG Process of CSE and perpetrator modus operandi

The history of CSE and abuse in sport and the perpetrators

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee

Prevalence of abuse and exploitation in sport

Case study

13:15 – 13:45 Lunch

The impact of abuse and exploitation

Developments in policy

14:30 – 14:45 Coffee

Examples of good practice in safeguarding in sport

Next steps

15:50 – 16:00 Evaluation & Certification

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South West Regional Conference: Exploring Exploitation

By nwg at South West

Exploring Exploitation is Hosted by South Gloucestershire Council, in partnership with Research in Practice and NWG

Participants will:

 hear the latest research around safeguarding young people at risk of exploitation

 develop their understanding of different forms of exploitation including ‘County Lines’ and online exploitation

 explore what a public health approach to exploitation might mean

 learn about initiatives and innovations in the South West

 consider how transition to adulthood can be better supported for young people facing exploitation

 reflect collectively on local and regional priorities to address exploitation


9.30 Registration and refreshments

10.00 Welcome Sonya Miller, Head of Service Integrated Children’s Service & 0-25 Service, South Gloucestershire Council

10.10 Redesigning our approach to safeguarding adolescents from exploitation Dez Holmes, Director, Research in Practice

10.40 Focus on transitions – the national picture Steve Baguley, NWG

11.05 Q and A

11.15 Break

11.30 Exploiter and Exploited within County Lines Tony Saggers, Strategy, Intelligence and Investigations Expert

11.50 Exploring a public health approach to gangs and youth violence Nicky Hill, Youth Violence & Exploitation Specialist; Interim CEO StreetDoctors

12.20 Understanding Online Exploitation Victoria Green, Marie Collins Foundation

12.40 Q and A panel session

13.00 Lunch (provided)

13.45 Sharing regional practice Lesley O’Hagan, Bristol City Council – Exploitation and education

DS Dave Catt, Avon & Somerset Police Topaz team – Identification and disruption

Sharon Wareham, BASE – Supporting boys and young men

Q and A panel session

14.45 Break

15.00 Identifying local and regional priorities

15.25 Chair’s Reflections

15.30 Close

There is parking available on site

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Transitions: 16 to 18 and Beyond – Essex

By nwg at South East

Delivered by Steve Baguley, the National Child Sexual Exploitation Response Unit’s Education and Community Lead.

Transition from Children’s to Adult Services has been highlighted as a national issue, with a ‘cliff -edge’ of support as vulnerable children turn 18. This training course has drawn on the knowledge and practice experience of Steve Baguley, the Education & Community Lead for the National Child Sexual Exploitation Response Unit. Steve has spent 12 months engaging with services across the country looking at approaches to transition planning and exploring the critical challenges facing practitioners who work with children approaching adulthood

This training course aims to embed in practice some of the findings of the NWG’s report into transitional support for CSE victims and complement our transition benchmarking tool which
is designed to ensure an improved strategic response to the issue. Delegates will develop approaches to working with older children in preparation for transition and be provided with insight into adolescent brain development to better inform their practice. The training will support understanding and the implementation of relevant legislation and practice guidance surrounding transition. Delegates will be provided with guidance on planning for transition and bridging the gap between Adult and Children’s Services, as well as working with CSE victims into adulthood.

Learning Outcomes

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

–       Recognise ways in which young people may be perceived and how this can impact on services they receive.

–       Consider challenges we may face when transitioning young people from children to adult services and how we might apply learning to counteract them.

–       Explain what research tells us about this cohort of young people.

–       Compare and discuss ways in which practitioners assess and understand consent and the relevance of this issue to young people above the age of 16.

–       Identify and apply appropriate CSE disruption strategies for young people.

–       Recognise the importance of family support for young people of this age.

–       Demonstrate the use of The Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005 and their appropriateness for young people age 16 and above.

–       Explain the impact of trauma on brain development and ways in which young people respond to trauma and manage emotions.

–       Reflect on examples of developing practice and give consideration to how we might develop our own practice.


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NWG Boys & Young Mens Forum

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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Safeguarding Your Workplace

By other at West Midlands


This is a saying often used when discussing extremism and radicalisation, but there is lots of uncertainty around what to look out for, what may be a concern and when to act. With the current UK terror threat level running at SEVERE, raising awareness of and building confidence around these issues is crucial.

The Prevent Duty (2015) places a responsibility on all schools and registered early years providers to have `due regard’ to preventing people being drawn into terrorism, But what needs to happen to remain compliant? How can you do this effectively and still manage your workload?


The Care Quality Commission (CQC), whilst not specially inspecting around the Prevent agenda, still need to be reassured that safeguarding is of paramount importance to both commissioners and service providers. An individual at risk of radicalisation is not being adequately safeguarded.

This one day conference will explore issues around extremism, radicalisation and Prevent, from a safeguarding perspective. The conference will be a fantastic continuing professional development and networking opportunity for all those working with children and young people in early years, education, residential care, alternative provision, the criminal justice system, apprenticeships, sports clubs, youth groups etc.

This event is designed for a range of staff in educational establishments: • Designated Safeguarding Leads • Prevent Leads • School Governors, PRUs • Police Community Support Officers working as School Liaison Officers • Organisations working in the PREVENT/Safeguarding arena •CAMHS teams •Educational Psychologists Children’s homes and sheltered accommodation.


Please note, this is not an NWG event. Please download the agenda for more info. Booking can be made by following the link.


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Understanding Trauma – Derby

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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Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day #CSEDay19

By nwg at National

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 6th Annual Conference & Unsung Hero Awards 2019

By nwg at East Midlands

Tuesday 26th March – Wednesday 27th March 2019 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Details and booking at www.kc-jones.co.uk/booking-form

We’re currently working on an exciting programme, further information will be added her shortly.


Over 50 speakers took part in our previous networking event, and the evaluation showed you all enjoyed not just the learning, but also the chance to network and catch up with others working in the same complex field of abuse, sharing experiences successes and frustrations.

I have found the whole conference very informative and inspiring. The learning from other agencies and key speakers has been very valuable to me as a practitioner – Previous attendee

Unsung Hero Nominations

We spent a wonderful evening celebrating the achievements of our network members through our awards ceremony back in April and we look forward to reading all the nominations again this time.

We’re now accepting nominations for the following categories:

  • Inspiring Voices
  • Working Together Award
  • Helping Hand Award
  • Safer Environments Award

If you know someone who deserves to be recognised for one of these awards, please make your nomination using the Unsung Hero Nomination Form. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday 22nd January 2019.

“My first conference – won’t be my last. This was a fantastic couple of days. Well run. Excellent premises. Fantastic leadership and energy from Sheila and the NWG team. Thank you so much” – Previous attendee

Details and booking at www.kc-jones.co.uk/booking-form

Delegate Fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227778

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Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Mangers 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.

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.

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 Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport, Clyst Honiton, Exeter EX5 2LJ


Cost £350 plus VAT, includes lunch and refreshments


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

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