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NWG 4th Annual Conference & Unsung Hero Awards

Tuesday 21st March - Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Keynote Speakers

We were delighted to welcome out Keynote Speakers.

  • Phil Ashford
  • Professor Alexis Jay
  • Karen Leach M.I.A.C.P. B.A. M.W.G.I.I

Full Biographies can be found below.

Special Interest Group Programme

Please click here to download Special Interest Group programme.

Please note, all subject, timings and speakers are subject to change.

Last updated 13th March 2017

Unsung Hero Awards

The Unsung Hero Awards is a wonderful evening spent celebrating the achievements of our network members through our Unsung Hero awards ceremony and we look forward to reading all the nominations.

The aim of these awards is to recognise and reward individuals or teams who have made significant, ongoing contribution to tackling child sexual exploitation, either through direct interactions with young people, their support of staff within teams or projects or their contributions to an innovative method of working.

This year we will be recognised the following;

  • Inspiring Voices Award - The Lionesses, Basis Young People
  • Working Together Award - A Team, Northumberland Youth Service
  • Helping Hand Award - Carly Adams, The Children’s Society
  • Neighbourhood Champion Award - Coventry Horizon Team and Coventry City Council Legal Services, Coventry Horizon Team
  • on behalf of the National Police Chiefs Council; The National Policing Lead’s Award - PC Matthew Catlow, West Yorkshire Police

To download the full list of nominees, please click here. Winners were announced during the Conference Dinner on Tuesday 21st March.

Presentation Downloads

Keynote Presentations

Karen Leach
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Phil Ashford
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Prof Alexis Jay

Tuesday 21st March 2017

National Action Plan Progress Report
Gregg Mead, Home Office

11.40

Multi Agency Working to tackle missing/Child Sexual Exploitation and Criminal Exploitation
Jeannette Chipping, Swindon Borough Council & Jackie Barstow, Wiltshire Police

Safeguarding Children in Care: Developing a Robust & Coordinated Response to CSE across an Independent Fostering Agency
Steve Bond & Jag Kaur, AFA Fostering

Application of Sexual Risk Orders and in particular the use of them on a victimless basis
Simon Abery, Metropolitan Police

“Live, Learn, Survive” Introducing a New Psycho-Educational Resource for empowering young people with a CSE history to participate in Service Improvement
Kerry Tate, Sheffield Futures & Chiwo Mukome, Cross-Regional Alexi Project

Dice Parenting Programme
Sarah White, Barnardo’s

Marginal Gains: Police and young people’s perspectives on improving police engagement
Fiona Factor, Debbie Allnock, Police Officers & Young People

CSE and intersection with Honour Based Violence including Forced marriage
Laurelle Brown, The Children’s Society

Home Office Safeguarding Unit
Gregg Mead, Home Office

14.00

Multi Agency Working to tackle missing/Child Sexual Exploitation and Criminal Exploitation
Jeannette Chipping, Swindon Borough Council & Jackie Barstow, Wiltshire Police

Safeguarding Children in Care: Developing a Robust & Coordinated Response to CSE across an Independent Fostering Agency
Steve Bond & Jag Kaur, AFA Fostering

Application of Sexual Risk Orders and in particular the use of them on a victimless basis
Simon Abery, Metropolitan Police

“Live, Learn, Survive” Introducing a New Psycho-Educational Resource for empowering young people with a CSE history to participate in Service Improvement
Kerry Tate, Sheffield Futures & Chiwo Mukome, Cross-Regional Alexi Project

Dice Parenting Programme
Sarah White, Barnardo’s

Marginal Gains: Police and young people’s perspectives on improving police engagement
Fiona Factor, Debbie Allnock, Police Officers & Young People

CSE, internal trafficking and boys
Laurelle Brown, The Children’s Society

New local multi-agency arrangements and the new practice review system
Department for Education
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15.00

Adverse Childhood Experiences Programme
Warren Larkin, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Together We Are Stronger: Police & Social Enterprise Working Together to Increase Awareness of CSE
Julie Tweedale, Freedom Personal Safety & Libby Wadsworth, Skelmersdale Police

Safeguarding Children App.
Gary Ridgway, RMBC & Phil Morris, Rotherham LSCB

Gang Awareness and Intervention Strategies
Gavin McKenna, Reach Every Generation

Friend or Foe-Working with young people at risk of CSE
Mal Moody, Sheffield Futures

Interviews with CSE Offenders
Paula Russell & Jaz Chohhan, West Midlands Regional Organised Crime

CSE in Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities – what do we know – what should we do?
Danielle Amann, The Children’s Society

Sexual Exploitation of Young Adults – Themes of Learning Disability, Transition into Adulthood, Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity
Sam Keith & Kerry Cooke, Safeguarding Adults Team, Newcastle

16.25

Adverse Childhood Experiences Programme
Warren Larkin, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Together We Are Stronger: Police & Social Enterprise Working Together to Increase Awareness of CSE
Julie Tweedale, Freedom Personal Safety & Libby Wadsworth, Skelmersdale Police

Safeguarding Children App.
Gary Ridgway, RMBC & Phil Morris, Rotherham LSCB

Gang Awareness and Intervention Strategies
Gavin McKenna, Reach Every Generation

Friend or Foe-Working with young people at risk of CSE
Mal Moody, Sheffield Futures

Interviews with CSE Offenders
Paula Russell & Jaz Chohhan, West Midlands Regional Organised Crime

Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse - early learning
Prof Liz Kelly, Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse

Sexual Exploitation of Young Adults - Themes of Learning Disability, Transition into Adulthood, Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity
Sam Keith & Kerry Cooke, Safeguarding Adults Team, Newcastle

Crashing
AlterEgo Creative Solutions
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Wednesday 22nd March 2017

09.30

The Petch Screening Tool: Determining vulnerability to CSE in children under-12 years of age
Bev Petch, Solihull MBC

Safe Skills – Evidence Based Intervention Resource
Paul Ainsworth, Ariel Trust

CSE 16 – 18 Year Olds
Steve Baguley, NWG Network

Young People’s voice, agency and empowerment in awareness raising
Devin Kelly & Carwen Jones, Basis Yorkshire
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Sexual Violence and Refugees in the UK
Sally Goodwin, SV2 & Christine Flinton, Derbyshire County Council

An Audit of Emotional/Mental Health Needs of Young People at Risk of CSE in Coventry
Gavin Smyth & Heather Moran, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Supporting Children and Vulnerable adults through the court system
Amanda Naylor, Victim Support

Too Young? How we can teach primary school children about CSE
Loudmouth Education & Training
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Additional Document

11.40

Safe Skills - Evidence Based Intervention Resource
Paul Ainsworth, Ariel Trust

Disruption techniques for problematic locations
Sue Whitmore, Coventry City Council

A-SQUAD; An Integrated Adolescent Model
James Houghton & Edward Thomas, Brighton & Hove City Council

CSE 16 - 18 Year Olds
Steve Baguley, NWG Network

Multi-agency teams and structures for responding to CSE: what kind of model is most effective for your area?
Dr Lucie Shuker & Dr Debi Roker, University of Bedfordshire

Sexual Violence and Refugees in the UK
Sally Goodwin, SV2 & Christine Flinton, Derbyshire County Council

’Hold On To Your Truth’ – Co- Development in Support Services for Survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation
Neil Monk, Victim Support
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Ensuring Effective Local Safeguarding Arrangements-Implications of Children and Social Work Bill and abolition of LSCBs
Jenny Myers, Association of Independent Chairs

13.40

Disruption techniques for problematic locations
Sue Whitmore, Coventry City Council

The Petch Screening Tool: Determining vulnerability to CSE in children under-12 years of age
Bev Petch, Solihull MBC

Young People’s voice, agency and empowerment in awareness raising
Devin Kelly & Carwen Jones, Basis Yorkshire
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A-SQUAD; An Integrated Adolescent Model
James Houghton & Edward Thomas, Brighton & Hove City Council

An Audit of Emotional/Mental Health Needs of Young People at Risk of CSE in Coventry
Gavin Smyth & Heather Moran, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Multi-agency teams and structures for responding to CSE: what kind of model is most effective for your area?
Dr Lucie Shuker & Dr Debi Roker, University of Bedfordshire

Understanding the development and delivery of an effective safer schools programme
Amanda Naylor, Victim Support

Ensuring Effective Local Safeguarding Arrangements-Implications of Children and Social Work Bill and abolition of LSCBs
Jenny Myers, Association of Independent Chairs

SAVE THE DATE: We hope you are able to join us at the NWG 5th Annual Conference and Unsung Hero Awards on 18th & 19th April 2018 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227778

Sponsors

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Agenda

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Please note, all speakers and timings are subject to change.

09:30Registration
10:15Welcome - Sheila Taylor MBE
10:30Keynote Presentation: Karen Leach
11:15Refreshment Break
11:40Special Interest Group 1
12:40Lunch
13:40National Action Plan Progress Report: Gregg Mead, Home Office
14:00Special Interest Group 2
15:00Special Interest Group 3
16:00Refreshment Break
16:25Special Interest Group 4
17:25Conference Close
19:30Conference Dinner

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Please note, all speakers and timings are subject to change.

09:00Registration
09:30Special Interest Group 1
10:30Keynote Presentation: Phil Ashford, Response Unit Operational Lead
11:15Refreshment Break
11:40Special Interest Group 2
12:40Lunch
13:40Special Interest Group 3
14:40Refreshment Break
15:00Keynote Presentation (sponsored by risual): Alexis Jay
15:45Panel: Register of Skills and Knowledge
16:30Sheila Taylor MBE
16:45Conference close

Speakers and Facilitators

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Professor Alexis Jay

Keynote Speaker
Alexis was appointed to the Panel of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in 2015. She was appointed as Chair of the Inquiry by the Home Secretary in August 2016.

Alexis is a visiting Professor at Strathclyde University, where she chairs the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland. She worked for over 30 years in social work, working with vulnerable families in deprived communities.

In 2005 Professor Jay was invited by the Scottish Government to set up the Social Work Inspection Agency (SWIA) – a government agency to inspect all aspects of social services provided by Local Authorities. In this role, she was Chief Executive and Chief Inspector of Social Work for Scotland. After the SWIA was merged into the Care Inspectorate in 2011, she took up the newly created post of Chief Social Work Adviser to Scottish Ministers.

In 2014, she led the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, an investigation into child sexual abuse in Rotherham in South Yorkshire. Her initial report, published in August 2014, identified that at least 1,400 children had been sexually exploited in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.
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Karen Leach M.I.A.C.P. B.A. M.W.G.I.I

Keynote Speaker
Karen is a former swimmer with the Kings Hospital Swimming club in Dublin, Ireland and has spoken out about the effects of her abuse by Irish Olympic coach Derry O'Rourke. Karen is a very articulate and powerful advocate for the prevention of abuse in sport, safeguarding children and the importance of child welfare, protection policies and procedures.

Karen was involved in the writing of the book DEEP DECEPTION; she shared some of her story and decided to go public when the book was released. What happened in swimming in Ireland must never happen again. Karen has spoken out and strongly believes that everyone must know the truth and protect children in sport.

Karen is a psychotherapist and Counsellor, trained in Family Systemic Theory, Basic and Advanced Intensive training in Choice Theory, Reality Theory and Lead Management. Take charge of your life facilitator, Certificate in Addiction Studies, the Therapeutic Power of Play, Anger Management, works with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills, Child Protection, First Aid, Train the Trainer and National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation and Education.

A survivor of child sexual abuse, who now supports others to find freedom and peace of mind from their inner pain.
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Phil Ashford

Keynote Speaker
Phil is the Response Unit Operational Lead.

Phil's background is community safety, where he spent 7 years in a role working with communities, the police and other agencies to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour. During the last 4 years of that role Phil worked in Sheffield city centre and became involved in the city's response to child sexual exploitation. Prior to joining the NWG, Phil spent 3 years managing Sheffield's multi-agency Child Sexual Exploitation service, overseeing the implementation of a new model of working and the integration of new agencies to the service.

Venue

East Midlands Conference Centre & The Orchard Hotel

University Park, Beeston Ln, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ •  Website

We are pleased to confirm that we are returning to the East Midlands Conference Centre with accommodation at the on-site 4* De Vere Orchard Hotel.

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