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Street Strong-Street Safe-County Lines/ACEs to Inform Trauma Practice

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Suite 1 Innovation House

East Service Road, Raynesway


DE21 7BF

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This full day seminars agenda:

Part 1 - Street Strong – Street Safe – County Lines/Child Criminal Exploitation and Enhanced Youth Engagement.

County Lines/Child Criminal Exploitation has best been described in the Serious Violence Strategy, released by the Home Secretary in April 2018

County lines is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas [within the UK], using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of “deal line”. They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move [and store] the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons. You will notice that this definition makes no reference to previously delivered information that states this dealing is from ‘urban’ to ‘county towns’.

This 2.5 hour Adult Safeguarding workshop has been designed by Dean Coady OBE.

This workshop will assist teachers, social workers, police and any other individual or organisation that has children or vulnerable adults in their charge to understand the complexities of County Lines/CCE and to support individuals in their care.

Training includes an introduction to NCA and Home Office definitions of County Lines, Definitions of Street Gangs, Organised Crime Groups and Organised Criminals, the National Referral Mechanism, Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery considerations and other aspects of this challenging and multi-faceted safeguarding issue.

This training also includes an enhanced youth engagement, personal safety and knife-crime section.

The workshop is highly interactive – be prepared to get involved!

Part 2 – Understanding ACEs to inform trauma sensitive practice

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe stressful or traumatic experiences and can include abuse and neglect through to environmental factors, such as parental separation or living in a household where there is exposure to domestic violence, mental illness, alcohol abuse, drug use or incarceration.

ACEs can therefore have a detrimental impact on childhood development and later life outcomes. Children who are exposed to four or more ACEs are more likely to develop harmful behaviours, experience social issues and have poor mental and physical health. This in turn, can increase vulnerability and lead to children and young people being targeted for exploitation by street gangs and those involved in organised crime.

It doesn’t have to be this way, there are many things that can be done to prevent ACEs and reduce their impact. This course will help to develop delegates understanding of how to prevent further exposure to ACEs and how to work with children and their families using trauma sensitive approaches.

Refreshments and lunch provided

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start time

Dean Coady OBE

Born in Salford, raised in South Manchester, former Parachute Regiment Soldier and ex –cop, prior to his retirement in 2014, Dean was one of the highest decorated Detectives in the UK. He has designed and delivered robust and realistic training throughout the country, to increase the personal resilience of children, to combat street-based threats. A friend to the NWG, he was the first recipient of the NWG Unsung Hero award in relation to his CSE Safeguarding project – Cody’s Choices.

Kerry Dawson

Kerry’s passion for making a difference led to her career working directly with children and families as an Education Welfare Officer. Working with some of the most vulnerable children, Kerry formed part of a multi-agency team for looked after children and teenage parents before heading up a local authority inner city attendance service. In that role, Kerry was the Education representative at the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) sub group for the quality assurance of recommendations of serious case reviews and at the city wide Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) for high levels of domestic abuse.

A CEOP Ambassador and trained trainer with the NSPCC and The Safer Recruitment Consortium, Kerry is an experienced safeguarding trainer and has delivered multi-agency safeguarding training on behalf of Local Safeguarding Children Boards. Working for an education company, Kerry was the senior lead for safeguarding within the organisation and continued to provide safeguarding training and consultancy across the North West.

Kerry is also a volunteer with the NSPCC.

Dawn Cretney

A qualified youth and community educator since 1997, for the most time having worked as a practitioner and manager in a local authority, together with the study of the mind and body connection since 2000, Dawn specialises in facilitating positive change for others and is also a 70/30 ACEs Ambassador.

Dawn is Experienced in working in schools, colleges and community settings with young people, staff, family members, teaching professionals, and community groups, Dawn has developed and delivered issue-based projects and interventions, including training, around bullying, self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience


  • Dietary / Personal Requirements

Should you have any dietary requirements or any personal needs requiring adjustments to be made to the facilities or delivery style of the event, please make contact prior to the event, via email through training@nwgnetwork.org or by calling 01332 585371.

  • Transport and parking information

The venue is located on the East Service Road just off Raynesway (A5111). Turn into the Riverside Business Park and follow it to the right and right again into the large car park - you can park anywhere in the car park for free and head for the far left corner where our offices are located.

We are easy accessibility to J24 of the M1 and East Midlands Airport via the A50, reached by the A5111 and A6. The adjacent A52 dual carriageway is one of the city's principle transport routes, connection with J25 of the M1 to the east before passing into the neighbouring city of Nottingham.

It is a 20 minute cycle or a 10 minute taxi ride from the closest train station (Derby) or a 40/50 minute walk along the river!

  • What is the refund policy?

Once a place is secured you may amend your delegate name without charge. You may cancel your booking up to one calendar month without charge. Any cancellations made within two weeks of the training date will incur 50% charge. Any cancellations made within a week of the training will be liable for full payment. If we cancel the training for any reason, we will refund 100% of the fee, but will not be held liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. We always endeavour to reschedule a date as opposed to cancelling it.

  • Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

In the event of you being unable to attend you may transfer your ticket to a colleague with prior permission from the NWG.

Please note that a Gold member may only transfer to another Gold member and a non-member to a non-member. Please email network@nwgnetwork.org to amend.

Should you have any queries or require any further information please contact network@nwgnetwork.org

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