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Organisation Description

The NWG (formerly The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People) is a Charitable organisation formed as a UK network of over 12000 practitioners who disseminate our information down through their services, to professionals working on the issue of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking within the UK. Our Network covers voluntary and statutory services and private companies working in this field. We offer support, advice and raise the profile, provide updates, training, share national developments, influence the development of national and local policy informed by practice. We have developed our youth advisory board to enable young peoples’ voices to be heard through the work that we do.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Leading Edge Foundation Training in Child Sexual Exploitation

    Training Course | NWG Network

    The course will give delegates an enhanced consideration of the latest in depth knowledge and understanding of impacts of Child Sexual Exploitation and associated issues and complexities.

  • Missing & Return Interview Training Course

    Training Course | NWG Network

    This course offers delegates an enhanced knowledge and understanding into the complexities of missing children and the importance of Return Interviews.

  • Advanced Training in Child Sexual Exploitation

    Training Course | NWG Network

    The Advanced Course is designed to encourage the reflective practice of delegates through engaging discussions; sharing of experiences and through the use of a case study. The course aims to develop knowledge and awareness of the complexities of CSE for young people and their families whilst enhancing the practical skills necessary to be able to offer support effectively. This course is aimed at multi agency practitioners in a variety of roles who are involved in supporting children; young people and their families in the field of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

  • CSE Advanced Residential Care Training

    Training Course | NWG Network

    The Advanced Course is designed to encourage the reflective practice of delegates through engaging discussions; sharing of experiences and through the use of a case study. The course aims to develop knowledge and awareness of the complexities of CSE for young people living in a residential care setting. The course looks to enhance the practical skills necessary to be able to offer support effectively.

  • Child Sexual Exploitation in Sport Training Course

    Training Course | NWG Network

    The NWG and Edge Hill University’s Dr Mike Hartill have collaborated to develop a course designed to provide a greater comprehension into the issue of child sexual exploitation within sport. This course will provide delegates with the historical context of child sexual exploitation in sport within the UK and beyond. The course will consider developments in policy that have been put into place to safeguard children and how this can inform their practice. Learning will be enriched through the use of the voices of survivors of CSE in sport an aid their practice and policy.

  • Understanding Trauma in Development

    Training Course | NWG Network

    The aim of this course is for practitioners to gain a more in depth understanding of trauma and the impact it has on the lives of children and young people. The course will take delegates through a journey on how the brain develops during childhood and the importance of understanding this process for our working practice. There will be a focus on how trauma manifests and the ways in which we cope with trauma. In gaining a more in depth understanding of trauma and the impact it has on the lives of children and young people; practitioners will be better equipped to offer effective support.

  • CSE and Learning Disabilities and Difficulties

    Training Course | NWG Network

    This course seeks to develop our knowledge and awareness of how difficulties and challenges in learning affect how young people make sense of and respond to risk. Many young people do not have a specific diagnosis and whilst attending mainstream schools are also having to cope with a variety of complex emotional and health needs. Delegates will develop their practical and communication skills in order for interventions to be more effective when supporting young people whether they have a diagnosis or not. This course is aimed at practitioners whose main role is within safeguarding children in the field of CSE. This training will concentrate on developing your knowledge of young people with learning disabilities and difficulties and how this can impact on the work you do in safeguarding them from abuse and exploitation.