Steve Baguley

Education and Transition Lead
@ NWG Network

Steve Baguley
  • Bio

Steve has a wealth of experience in Children’s Services, at both operational and managerial levels. He has been a Head of Service for Integrated Safeguarding and Early Intervention, as well as leading on the development of integrated services, including health, social care, and education. This included the implementation of locality vulnerable children meetings, which were nationally recognised as good practice by OFSTED and the Local Government Association.
For the past five years, his role as NWG Network Education and Transition Lead has enabled him to work with areas across the country on exploitation, adolescent safeguarding and the transition into adulthood. This work has been across both children and adult partnerships, sharing learning, practice, research, and resources to help inform local responses.
He has authored an NWG Network report “Exploitation It Does Not Stop Because You Turn 18 “and also developed an NWG Network benchmarking tool to support practice working with 16/17-year-olds and the transition into adulthood. He delivers workshops, presentations and training in this area on behalf of the NWG Network.
Recently, Steve has worked with the Children’s Society to develop the Missing Benchmarking tool which has been used by areas across the country. He has also co-authored Making Words Matter to support reflection on the use of language used in exploitation. Additionally, he has also been part of a small multi-agency project group that developed the Transitional Safeguarding Briefing – Bridging the Gap which was published earlier in the year (June 2021)

About the NWG Network
NWG is a charitable organisation formed as a UK network of over 14,500 practitioners who disseminate our information down through their services, to professionals working on the issue of child exploitation (CE) and trafficking within the UK.

Our network covers voluntary and statutory services and private companies working in this field. We offer support, guidance and raise the profile, provide updates, training, share national developments, influence the development of national and local policy informed by practice.

  • My Previous Events

  • Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

    • 16-05-2024
    • 08:30 - 15:45
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre