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NWG 7th Annual Enhanced Programme of Learning and Development

Tuesday 24th March - Wednesday 25th March 2020 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

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 & Activities
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 announce two of our Keynote Speaker;

Melissa Stroebel - Kids + Tech: Sexual Exploration or Exploitation?
Gavin McKenna - Further details to follow

Special Interest Groups

We're delighted to confirm our Special Interest Groups;

Parents as Safeguarding Partner & Victims
Lynette Reid, Birmingham Children's Trust

Project Goldcrest
DI Caroline Williams, Essex Police

Parents as partners - “See us as the solution, not the problem.”
Gill Gibbons, Pace

“She should have...” Addressing victim blaming in child exploitation
Loudmouth

Through the eyes of a Survivor and lessons learnt
Emma Coopey, Gwent Police

Understanding the impact of childrens' online sexual exploitation and abuse
Claire Connelly,Service Six

Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport: The role of coaching
David Turner, UK Coaching

Child Exploitation Prevention Work
Androulla (Andri) Nicolaou, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Creatively engaging young people in discussions around risk
Amber Wilson, Basis Young People

Supporting vulnerable children, Adolescents and Adults from exploitation – The Southend Model
Marcus Hurcombe, BRV -Chilypep

Cuckooing programme supporting exploited adults the Surrey experience and learning
Jo Grimshaw, Surrey Police- Guildford

Missing from Home and Contextual Safeguarding Practitioners Prevention Toolkit
Ellen Buckley, Barnardos

Supporting vulnerable children, Adolescents and Adults from exploitation – The Southend Model
Alex Bridge, Southend Local Authority

Engaging schools and parents in understanding exploitation’
Russell Massie, Thames Valley Police

Want parents need?
Darren Laville, The Epiphany People CIC

How can we improve safeguarding the wellbeing of elite young athletes?
Carole Billington-Wood,NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit / Ann Craft Trust

Project Cesium – Ethical technological approaches to tacklng exploitation
Jon Betts, Trilateral Research

Supporting Pakistani Victims of Child Sexual Abuse
Steve Bailey, Barnardos

Programme to follow in due course.

Unsung Hero Awards

We will be taking nominations for the Unsung Hero Awards shortly. Further information will be added here in due course.

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 Sponsorship & Exhibition Information Pack. If this is of interest to you or discuss further please contact us on 01332 227778 or complete and return the Sponsorship & Exhibition Application Form to ngk-oe.ouw@cjnsc.k and we will confirm your booking.

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

Agenda

Tuesday 24th March 2020

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

09:15Registration, exhibition and networking
10:00Welcome
10:15Keynote Presentation
11:00Refreshment Break, exhibition and networking
11:30Special Interest Groups
13:00Lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00Keynote Presentation
14:45Refreshment Break, exhibition and networking
15:15Special Interest Groups
16:45Conference Close
19:30Drinks Reception & Conference Dinner

Wednesday 25th March 2020

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

09:00Registration
09:30Keynote Presentation
10:15Refreshment Break, exhibition and networking
10:45Special Interest Groups
12:15Lunch, exhibition and networking
13:15Special Interest Groups
14:45Refreshment Break, exhibition and networking
15:00Keynote Presentation
16:00Conference Close

Speakers and Facilitators

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Melissa Stroebel

Speaker
Melissa Stroebel is the Senior Program Manager at Thorn where she coordinates Thorn’s programs and research. Thorn is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing technology to defend children from sexual exploitation.

At Thorn, a large part of our work comes from informed research collected in the field, which helps our team, along with our many partners, remain on the cutting edge of technology. Recent initiatives have included: “Survivor Insights: The Role of Technology in DMST”; “Sextortion: Findings from a Survey of 1,631 Victims”; and “Production & Active Trading Of Child Sexual Exploitation Images Depicting Identified Victims”.

Melissa has spent more than a decade combating the online sexual exploitation of children. Prior to joining the Thorn team, Melissa worked with the NCMEC’s Exploited Children Division conducting research, supporting technology development, and performing victim identification analyses. Melissa graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in history and George Washington University with a master’s degree in forensic science.

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.