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Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness (CSE)

Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People is high on the government agenda and has had implications for agencies, LSCBs, frontline practitioners and key professionals, and indeed training programmes. It is a serious child protection issue and relevant policies and procedure must be in place in accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 and its recommendations.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) takes many forms such as the offer of accommodation, gifts and other incitements in return for sexual activities. Individuals can be coerced and manipulated to engage in sexual activities, which cause serious harm both emotionally and physically. It results in poor self-esteem, emotional and wellbeing is compromised and can result in self-destructive behaviours.

Children and young people find it very difficult to accept or understand that they are being abused through sexual exploitation, and this increases the risk of being subjected to violence and life threating events by the abusers.

Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation is of paramount importance and we as individuals have a duty of care and responsibility. If we have concerns these should be reported to the necessary professional agencies immediately. This course will give practitioners an awareness and understanding of sexual exploitation, the risks involved, the consequences and action to be taken.

The government’s guidance Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation (DCSF 2009) sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people from sexual exploitation.


Half Day: 9:30am – 12:30pm (We can be flexible with times to meet your service area/business requirements)

Cost for this Training Course

We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for all your Child Protection Training requirements. Call us directly on 0800 774 7034 and we will be able to discuss your requirements. Alternatively email ourselves at info@childprotectiontraining.uk.com  any prices which are quoted are exclusive of VAT. 


On completion of this course a Certificate will be awarded to successful delegates.

Where Can I attend the Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Training Course?

In–house or an open course?

This course is run as an open session nationwide including London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. Booking your attendance on an open workshop has the advantage of valuable multi-agency discussion and an increased appreciation of differing perspectives.

We can also deliver this training course in-house anywhere in the UK to suit your own training needs by arrangement. This has the advantage of focusing specifically on circumstances, and case studies most relevant to your own organisation. We can liaise in advance with you to discuss these and tailor the course to your needs as far as possible. Additionally, there is the benefit of:

• Choosing your own venue gives greater convenience.
• Travelling and accommodation costs can be reduced or removed.
• A greater choice of course types are available.
• The course content can be tailored to your exact requirements.
• Businesses and Organisations can choose a suitable time to run their course.
• Courses can be run anywhere in the UK.

Course Aims

The aim of this training is to enhance knowledge and understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) so that those with safeguarding responsibilities can assess the risks effectively to prevent CSE where possible and protect where needed, in order to minimise the long term harm a child or young person may suffer.

It aims to increase awareness of the main issues around the sexual exploitation of children and young people, and is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people during the course of their work.

The course will raise awareness of legislation and guidance that applies to vulnerable groups, risk factors, how policies can be applied in practice and the roles and responsibilities of various agencies. It promotes the guidelines of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013, and supporting guidance, on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of Children and Young People.

The session uses a police-approved video case study based on a BBC ‘Eastenders’ storyline.

Course Content

  • Legislation relating to Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Define child sexual exploitation (CSE) and put it in context against normal child development
  • Commonly used grooming tactics
  • Identify factors that increase vulnerability to CSE
  • To understand who may be at risk
  • Behavioural, emotional and psychological factors in relation to sexual exploitation
  • Risk Assessments and harm levels
  • How to respond to concerns
  • Define strategies and tools practitioners and carers can use to reduce risk
  • Strategies in place for reporting procedures
    • Building trust and promoting engagement with children, young people and families
    • Statutory references, good practice and guidance
    • Understanding the roles of various agencies such as: Police, Local Safeguarding Boards, Health Workers, Social Care and other Professionals.

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