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NWG 6th Annual Conference & Unsung Hero Awards

Tuesday 26th March - Wednesday 27th March 2019 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

We're currently working on an exciting programme, further information will be added her shortly.

Call for Submissions

Submissions of work taking place in the UK to feature in our round of special interest groups are now invited. If you would like to be considered for one of our 50-minute Special Interest Groups please complete the submission form.

Please send completed submission forms to ntokngewr.rewr@wntokog by Wednesday 31st October 2018. Submitters will be notified in December 2018.

Over 50 speakers took part in our previous networking event, and the evaluation showed you all enjoyed not just the learning, but also the chance to network and catch up with others working in the same complex field of abuse, sharing experiences successes and frustrations.

I have found the whole conference very informative and inspiring. The learning from other agencies and key speakers has been very valuable to me as a practitioner - Previous attendee

Unsung Hero Nominations

We spent a wonderful evening celebrating the achievements of our network members through our awards ceremony back in April and we look forward to reading all the nominations again this time.

We're now accepting nominations for the following categories:

  • Inspiring Voices
  • Working Together Award
  • Helping Hand Award
  • Safer Environments Award

If you know someone who deserves to be recognised for one of these awards, please make your nomination using the Unsung Hero Nomination Form. The deadline for nominations is Friday 11th January 2019.

My first conference – won’t be my last. This was a fantastic couple of days. Well run. Excellent premises. Fantastic leadership and energy from Sheila and the NWG team. Thank you so much - Previous attendee

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

Speakers and Facilitators



Keynote Speaker
Having experienced utter devastation from the impact of Child Criminal Exploitation (County Lines) over a prolonged period, and triggered and tested every professional intervention currently available, what has sadly been evident is that the general response is ill-equipped at best and damaging and /or life-threatening at worst.

This traumatic and challenging journey has led to a mission to safeguard young people entrenched in County Lines and better support their families by raising much-needed awareness of:

- Indicators to equip all those encountering County Lines young people - Police, professionals, practitioners and parents, schools, British Transport Police and private vehicle hire firms - to recognise the signs;
- Failures in the current systems in order to improve professional responses so young people are safeguarded sooner and risks minimised;
- Best-practice professional approaches when dealing with County Lines, including actions to ease the burden and suffering of parents and families;
- Effectiveness of the ‘lived experience’ of ex-County Lines gang workers and why they offer the best chance of successfully engaging young people out of CCE.
- The links between CCE, CSE and Radicalisation.


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.