Remote Support for Practitioners

The NWG holds surgeries with network members to assist in problem solving issues they face around the exploitation of children and adults .

The surgery also allows an opportunity for areas, teams, individuals and organisations to share learning and practice. The sharing of practice and strategies via the surgeries, enables learning to be shared on the wider NWG platform.

This offer of support has been extended for this period of ‘lock-down’ due to an increased demand for our services and support – whereby the team can assist with ‘surgery queries’ on a remote basis on a more regular weekly basis. These queries may range from operational case enquiries to more strategic advice.

The team can respond remotely to enquiries on a case by case basis, continuing to provide the service that front-line and strategic professionals require from us.

This support may include practice examples and resources which have been collated from across a range of services detailing creative and innovative safeguarding interventions being implemented during this challenging time.

The team can also highlight national emerging themes in preparation for a proactive safeguarding response following ‘lockdown’ and discuss ‘recovery’ strategies.

Various electronic communication methods are being utilised by the team to ensure we remain engaged with our members and safeguarding partners, in order to continue providing a support service, including gathering and sharing relevant and up to date information from a range of sources.

If you would like to book an appointment with members of the Response Unit for the next surgery on 11th June 2020, please contact [email protected] with a brief description of your query so we can assign the most relevant team member(s) to your appointment.

We will undertake these surgery appointments via Zoom, wherever possible, although other communication methods can be made available to you.

Once we have received your request, we will invite you to a scheduled zoom meeting with relevant members of our team at a specific time agreed between us.

Please see below for dates of upcoming surgeries (bookings now open for all dates):

Thursday 11th June 2020
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Tuesday 23rd June 2020

For further information on the NWG please visit our website

Details of surgeries and other events

Details of NWG Response Unit specific roles

We look forward to hearing from you
NWG Exploitation Response Unit Team