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Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

By other at London

Not an NWG event


Confirmed speakers include

  • Ian Dean, Director, Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse
  • Kenny Gibson, National Head of Safeguarding, NHS England
  • DCS Jason Gwillim, Easy Area BCU Commander, Lead Responsible Officer for CSE, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Clare Bushell, Child Protection Co-ordinator, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP), National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Helen Leadbitter, Area Manager and National Young Carers Lead, The Children’s Society
  • Sarah Hegarty, Operational Manager, The Children’s Society
  • Gill Gibbons, CEO, Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE)
  • Ewen Weir, Director of People, Newcastle City Council
  • Charlene Sykes, Service Manager, Children’s Social Work Services, IMAP (Integrated Multi Agency Partnership), Extended Hours and Child Exploitation, North Lincolnshire Council
  • Ann-Marie Brierly, Head of Safeguarding Children , North Lincolnshire Council 

    Child sexual exploitation is a crime with devastating and long lasting consequences for its victims and their families. Many children are unaware that they are being exploited, due to the tactics employed by perpetrators. Although it is estimated that the police only hear about 1 in 8 cases (NSPCC 2017), the number of global sexual abuse referrals has rocketed and for the first time, the National Crime Agency is engaging with children as young as four, in a bid to help protect them online.

    Westminster Insight’s national conference will explore the latest guidance and innovative best practice to prevent CSE, support victims and disrupt and prosecute perpetrators. Join with colleagues from local authorities, police, health and the voluntary and community sector to hear the latest national and local perspectives on how to successfully prevent and tackle child sexual exploitation in your community.


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Why Sports Conference 2019

By other at London

This is not an NWG event


Since early 2016 the Sporting Future and Towards an Active Nation strategies have served as a catalyst to increase activity across the UK. Both documents called for the sector to immediately re-evaluate its approach, commitment and direction, in order to reverse the alarming trend of inactivity which is strangling our nation.

Since their conception, the sector has started to transform, innovate and collaborate in new ways to meet the needs of our communities. This is not without challenge and is a continuous process, with lessons being learned and shared to improve the whole system.

Sport England initiatives to date have focused on a range of audiences including young people, people with disability, gender, age, and demonstrated that our nation can be supported and empowered to move more with different approaches, often working alongside them.

At the heart of this work is the 4th Annual ‘Why Sports Conference’, where we seek to pull all aspects of current policy delivery together for a thought provoking day of debate and collaboration. We examine what has worked and more importantly the lessons learned where things have and have not succeeded. This years conference will seek to include dedicated workshop sessions delivered by Sport England units looking at the 3 key investment themes where continuous learning is paramount.

Three years into this policy cycle there is much to reflect upon, to challenge and to share. Our annual conference will be supported by a detailed and interactive pre and post conference community.

The Why Sports Annual Conference takes place at the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine, London on September 18th 2019 and will re-visit our collective progress against the ‘Sporting Future’ and ‘Towards an Active Nation’ strategies, along with providing dedicated workshop sessions on key Sport England objectives and insights.

The conference will respond to the overwhelming requests for a primary focus on outcomes and action. The day will seek to highlight new and innovative evidence based ideas that are both transferable and applicable to you as delegates and the communities that you represent.

Our speakers have asked that they be given the opportunity to positively disrupt the sector. A platform that will allow them to present successes and failures, whilst underlining the necessity to continue to collaborate and devise new business relationships.

The time for action is now! This is a must attend event in the conference calendar, with high quality engaging speakers delivering a very real picture on progress and challenging us all to push further. Be part of the future, ahead of the curve and set yourself up to succeed! Book now to activate your Spring discounted rates.


NWG member? Use discount code NWG40JULY for 40% off!


Please book through the ‘Why Sports’ website via the booking link below.

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#WorkingBetterTogether19 Conference

By other at west yorkshire

This is not an NWG event


#WorkingBetterTogether19 will be comprehensive day of learning through key note speakers and workshops, sharing cutting edge research and innovative practice developments on addressing sexual and criminal exploitation of young people from across the country.

We aim to feature victims’ voices and perspectives throughout, and including an understanding of perpetrators of such exploitation and the wider context of responses to sexual abuse.

It will be an excellent opportunity to network and create further opportunities for partnership work.

Confirmed speakers include:

Ann Coffey MP

Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Runaway & Missing Children & Adults

Evan Jones

Head of Child Criminal Exploitation Development at the St. Giles Trust

Phil Ashford

Manager of the CSE Response Unit at the NWG Network

Dr. Pam Jarvis

Leeds Trinity University Institute of Childhood and Education

Shannon Little & Mariel Kirton

Victim Support Young Person’s ISVA Team

Chris Tuck

The Truth Project

Bob Balfour

CEO of the Survivor’s West Yorkshire Project

Emma Stephens


..& many more TBA

Your £75 ticket will include:- Buffet lunch, refreshments throughout & delegate packs

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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

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

By nwg at East Midlands

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 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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Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Complex (Level 4)

By other at South West

This course is suitable for members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking enquires under Section 47 of the Children Act 1989, including professionals from Health, Education, Police, and Children’s, Social Care; those who work with complex cases and social work staff responsible for co-ordinating assessments of children.

Presented by Fiona Lee – Former Detective, Child Protection Investigator and Trainer

Cost £300 plus VAT, includes lunch and refreshments

For more details or to book a place Email info.safeltd@gmail.com or call 07703 449468

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Transitions: 16 to 18 and beyond- Derby

By nwg at East Midlands

Delivered by Steve Baguley, the NWGl Exploitation Network 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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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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CSE Training: Identifying, Engaging and Understanding Boys and Young Men

By other at East Midlands

A two day training event delivered by Phil Mitchell; a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with 15 years experience of working with sexually abused, assaulted and exploited boys and men.
£180 per delegate. This includes tea/coffee on arrival, during mid-morning, during lunch, during mid-afternoon, a buffet lunch and a PDF copy of the PowerPoint slides.
Held at the NWG Network in Derby: Suite 1, Innovation House, E Service Rd, Derby DE21 7BF
Day one: Identifying Boys
Tuesday 15th October 2019 – 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Identifying and addressing barriers for professionals in tackling male CSE
  • Recognising and responding to CSE warning signs displayed by boys
  • How gender affects professional perception of risk
  • How to challenge gender biased practice
  • Tackling gender stereotypes
  • Tackling perpetrator and victim myths
  • Real life stories of sexually abused/exploited boys and how boys at risk of CSE were identified
  • Gender and the law
  • Relevant research, policies and procedures
  • Useful organisations
Day two: Engaging and Understanding Boys
Wednesday 16th October 2019 – 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Identifying and addressing barriers for boys and young men in disclosing CSE and engaging with services
  • Understanding the reasons why boys and young men can find it hard to disclose CSE and engage with support
  • How to make services and practice inclusive of and accessible to boys and young men
  • Exploring how to engage with boys and young men to achieve positive outcomes
  • Real life stories of sexually abused and exploited boys at risk of CSE and how they engaged
  • How societal conditioning and environment impacts on boy’s development
  • Understanding the boy brain
  • How masculinity, sexual orientation and gender stereotypes impact on boys at risk of or experiencing sexual abuse/exploitation
  • Useful resources
Deadline: 30th September 2019
For a booking and further details please email phil@counsellingwithphil.co.uk

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