Sheila Taylor – NWG Conference 2019

The NWG Annual two-day Conference 2019

We are fast approaching our annual conference now and are pleased with the number of delegates signing up to come along and join us. We are happy to see lots of you returning and we are looking forward to seeing you all once again. There are new names too, people we have not met before and we really look forward to seeing how we can support you with your progress.

We are delighted that this year the conference is covering some of the wider vulnerabilities, including experts in their field speaking on county lines, gangs, modern slavery and trafficking.  This has been a request from our network members over the past year and we see much work is now focusing on the complex issues of safeguarding, how many of the same children are seen as victims of CSE, county lines, trafficking and the need to draw this work together when responding to the issues.

Our intention is to highlight some of the challenges and solutions to working in this way, but to also consider the transition from children to adults services and what that transition can mean for children and how the engagement with adult services is important for the continuity of their care, we all know that the impact of serious sexual assault and systematic rape has long term impacts that carry through to adulthood and how exploitation does not just stop at 18yrs.

Please help us to spread the word about the event, which hosts 4 highly respected keynote speakers and over 50 special interest groups. Most of the discussion groups are delivered by practitioners from a wide range of geographical and discipline areas.


The event is a great place to network and we have seen small informal peer support networks forming over the year, the event is run at cost to allow as many to attend as possible, the venue is a great place to be with comfortable rooms and good food.


Two-day conference with approx. 50 special interest groups hot lunches, good accommodation, dinner and Unsung Hero’s Awards ceremony followed by dancing for £279.17 + VAT for NWG Gold members and £429.17 + VAT for non-members.  If you are coming along consider making yourself a member before-hand and take advantage of the membership discounted rates and gain a full year’s membership to support your team over the year.

Each year we have really good feedback from delegates

Quotes: –

“Everything was really great. My first time to NWG Conference and leaving feeling motivated and inspired “ 

“Another excellent conference. Very useful, informative and as always inspiring. The conference was very well scheduled with a great range of topics, discussions and speakers. Looking forward to the next one already “

“This was the first annual conference I attended and really enjoyed the opportunities for networking and the topic variety within the special interest groups “

“This has been such an amazing event – I feel I’ve benefitted so much from all of the Keynote speeches and SIGs. But also, the atmosphere and ethos of all attendees and contributors/NWG Staff. You’ve created a real positive and friendly atmosphere. It’s been so valuable to talk to people from up and down the country who ‘get it’. The venue is really great. I leave felling re-informed, reinvigorated and with fire in the belly. Thank you. Conference extremely well organised.”

If you are interested in attending, please find the details at