Aim of Forum: -
To provide an up to date platform in which practitioners can explore policy, practice and research in the protection of vulnerable Boys and Young Men at risk of CSE.
To provide NWG Network with an opportunity to update the forum on the work of the NWG and its network.
The learning from the forum will be shared to inform the NWG through the other Forums at the NWG.
To share ‘good practice’ and lessons learned.
To contribute to solving problems and finding solutions to local/national barriers to practice.
Provide feedback on client’s needs, concerns and interests.
To ensure that Boys and Young Men are consulted and engaged in both the development of policy and practice.
Feedback information about the community to establish developmental needs and creative interventions.
To comment and advise on national policy and practice
Monitor and evaluate services, resources and strategies that impact on the client group.
To help promote and publicise projects and services
Act as a planning tool – so that the forum can be consulted on service development and provision.
10.00 - 10.30 Registration, Tea & Coffee.
10.30 -10.45 Welcome, Introductions
10:45 - 11.15 The Local Picture - DS Nigel Hatten, Gloucestershire Police
11.15 -12.15 16 to 18 year olds, Needs in Transition survey - Steve Baguley
12.15 - 13.00 Discussion Zone
13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch (not provided)
14.00 - 15.00 Excellence for Boys’ CSE project and our new male CSE accreditation scheme - Phil Mitchell, Project Co-ordinator, BLAST
15:00 – 15:45 Discussion Zone
15:45 – 16:00 AOB, Evaluation and Close