We are NWG, a charity working to stop CE.

We’ve built a comprehensive network that links professionals
involved in creating the best response for those who have
become subjected to child exploitation.

We raise awareness, we support professionals, we are educators who are passionate about stopping child exploitation. We lobby, we connect, we deter. 

Every day children are subjected to exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a national charity dedicated to helping combat child criminal and sexual exploitation and modern slavery.

We are passionate about raising awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us.

Did you know that 35% of all recorded sexual crimes in England and Wales in 2012/13 (53,540 overall) were child exploitation of under 16s. More than one in three of the children sexually abused by an adult kept their horrific secret to themselves. Four out of five children who experienced sexual abuse from someone they knew, were too terrified to speak out

We’re here to give children a voice

We help over 530 organisations (and growing), reaching thousands of professionals all determined to give the right support for victims, with the focus on deterring and stopping child exploitation.

We offer support and advice to those working with children and young people under eighteen who are affected by exploitation.

It’s difficult work. 

Many of the people we work with were victims themselves, or personally know people who have been victimised. Some of the cases we have supported are unbearable to discuss, horrifying fact. But our work in delivering regular forums, training events and surgeries that help to tackle the many forms of child exploitation contribute widely to the fight in deterring, raising awareness and helping professionals understand the best course of action.

We are guardians of the most powerful tool in the fight against CE, our network. It is our strength in the fight against CE. 

Whether you are already managing the strategic or operational response within your area, providing the research and validated learning from past cases, developing provision or resources, everyone is aiming to improve the outcomes for young people and their families – we’re so proud to have connected such passionate individuals.

The NWG Trustees oversee the work and ensure that initiatives respond to issues as they emerge from the networks’ direct contact with young people. The NWG plays a vital role – we are the linchpin that drives the development of policy and practice in the field and we can’t do this without the support of generous people like you – thank you.

We work with those in government and services both locally and nationally.

Help us to ensure a child’s voice is heard.

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Children do disclose but we don’t hear those disclosures and on average, it takes 7 years for young people to disclose sexual abuse.2