NWG 7th Annual Enhanced Programme Of Learning And Development

Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th May 2020 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Please note, due to a venue refurbishment the dates for this event have changed. This event will now be held on Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th May 2020.

The NWG Annual Enhanced Programme of Learning and Development is an opportunity for professional and personal development, exploring cutting edge techniques and new learning to prevent and safeguard children, young people and young adults at risk or engaged in exploitation, including sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery.

Our 2020 event will cover the following themes:

Families & Communities
Families and communities are a vital piece of the jigsaw of effective safeguarding. Historically families felt excluded from processes intended to protect their children and, in some cases, blamed in part for their exploitation. These workshops provide an opportunity to consider better approaches to working in partnership with families and communities, empowering them to safeguard their children.

Prevention & Disruption
Approaches to tackling child exploitation have seen an increased awareness of the value of preventative and disruptive tactics aimed at addressing issues before a child becomes a victim of abuse. Nationally recognised as a critical part of the response to child exploitation by The Home Office, prevention and disruption tactics draw on a range of multi-agency interventions. These workshops provide the opportunity to discuss issues, share best practice & develop new approaches.

Sport England

Sport & Activities Supported by Sport England
Sport & leisure activities provide a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of children & young people. These activities should be accessible, safe from the risk of abuse and exploitation. The high-profile abuse cases involving football clubs and the increased referrals to Operation Hydrant in 2017 demonstrated the need for increased safeguarding awareness in sport, particularly at grassroots level. These workshops will showcase how safeguarding partners and national governing bodies can support those offering access to sport and leisure for thousands of children and young people.

Education & Adolescence
Children and young people affected by exploitation report a ‘cliff-edge’ of support when they reach adulthood, despite ongoing support needs as a result of their adverse childhood experiences. A ‘hidden transition’ also takes place as children turn 16, with legislation and attitudes often contributing to less support being offered to older children. These workshops draw on emerging practice in response to a national challenge for professionals.

Keynote Speakers

We’re pleased to confirm three of our Keynote Speakers;

*Newly Announced* Sophie Hallett | Download Presentation Biography & Overview
Gavin McKenna | Download Presentation Biography & Overview
Melissa Stroebel | Download Presentation Biography & Overview

Special Interest Groups

We’re pleased to share the Special Interest Group programme.

Click here to download the programme.

Last Updated: 11.20 11th February 2020.

Unsung Hero Awards

Nominations are now open for the 7th Unsung Hero Awards.

Do you know an individual or group who deserve to be recognised for one of our awards?

  • Creating Safe Spaces for Sport Activities – Innovative projects that promote Safeguarding in Sport and activities that has had a positive impact on creating safer spaces for young people to take part in.
  • Prevention and Disruption – Recognising positive impact on prevention and disruption where the work focuses on the earliest opportunity to intervene.
  • Families and Communities – An ideal opportunity to highlight the importance of engaging parents as partners to improve outcomes for families
  • Adolescence to Adulthood – Recognition for building and strengthening of cross disciplinary agencies to ensure the smooth transition of vulnerable young people as they travel through adolescent to adult services.
  • Campaign Award – Open for nominations for an agency or community that has developed and delivered a local campaign that promotes awareness of child exploitation.

To submit a nomination please complete and return the nomination form by 10.00 Monday 2nd March 2020.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

We are very pleased to offer an exciting range of Sponsorship & Exhibition packages available for the NWG 7th Annual Enhanced Programme of Learning and Development!

The full details of all the available packages can be found in the Supporter Information Pack. If this is of interest to you or discuss further please contact us on 01332 227778 or complete and return the Supporter Application Form to [email protected] email icon and we will confirm your booking.

Please note, due to a venue refurbishment the dates for this event have changed. This event will now be held on Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th May 2020.

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