About Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness
This training course is ideal for those who ensure the safeguarding of children. These can be teachers or social workers, and it gives them the foundation to identify the signs, indicators and motivators of exploitation. The course also brings light to the impacts of Child Sexual Exploitation and what candidates should do if they have concerns about a child.
How long will this course take?
This course takes 4 hours to be completed.
Who needs this training?
Staff that ensures the safeguarding of children, such as social workers and teachers, can benefit from learning the signs and indicators of CSE.
What are the main points covered?
The course goes through what the term ‘child sexual exploitation’ means; it raises awareness of national guidance, law and frameworks relating to CSE; it helps candidates understand why every child and young person is vulnerable and why they should raise concerns if they have any. It also explains how young people can become involved and be ‘groomed’, and therefore how they can suffer from the impact of the abuse, as well as how they can react to it.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Child Sexual Exploitation Course Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- What is meant by the term ‘child sexual exploitation’?
- Awareness of national guidance, law and frameworks relating to CSE.
- Understand why every child and young person is vulnerable.
- Responding to concerns, assessing risk and sharing information.
- Knowledge of how young people become involved, the grooming process, the impact of the abuse and how young people often respond.
Child Sexual Exploitation FAQs
What is grooming?
Grooming is when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with a child or young person so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them.
What is child sexual exploitation?
Child Sexual Exploitation is when a child is involved in sexual touching occurring between an adult and a child; between children with a significant age difference (3 years or more) or if children are different developmentally or even size-wise. Sexual exploitation does not necessarily involve touching, force or pain; if an adult engages in any sexual behaviour (looking, showing or touching) with a child to meet the adult’s sexual needs or interest, it is sexual exploitation.
How will this course help safeguard children?
Candidates going through this course learn how to assess risk, respond to concerns and share information in a way that isn’t more damaging to the child in question. Candidates will also become more aware of sexual exploitation in children and how they can respond after the abuse, which can be key to identifying those in these situations.
Is this course beneficial for teachers?
Anyone dealing with the safeguarding of children should be able to identify the signs of abuse and should know how to react to it, in order to prevent further abuse and its impact on the child.