Child Sexual Exploitation

Pre-course requirements 
Attendance at SSCB Foundation course 

Course aim
To equip front line workers and managers to recognise, respond to and work to reduce the risk of child sexual exploitation and thereby protect affected children and young people.

Course objectives

  • Understand the nature of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and the grooming process
  • Explain why it is a child protection issue and the impact on the child or young person
  • Describe the indicators of CSE and the risk factors
  • Identify those at risk and the level of concern
  • Describe strategies for working with children and young people affected by CSE at different levels of concern
  • Use referral processes effectively
  • Explain what carers can do to reduce risks
  • Formulate disruption and diversion plans
  • Describe agency roles and the legal context
  • Identify strategies and skills they can use to engage children and young people
  • Be knowledgeable about resources and support available

Participants are often asked to reflect on the emotional impact of the work they do and how it can be managed. Some handouts are provided on the day and others sent by outcomes after the course.

Duration and time
One day, 9.15am to 4.30pm

It is important to attend for the full course or learning outcomes may not be met. Please note that late arrival may result in you not being admitted to the course. Leaving early may result in not being given a certificate of attendance.

The Safeguarding Board is now charging agencies for staff who fail to attend if we are not informed at least five working days before the course.

This includes participants who arrive late and are not admitted by the trainers or participants who on the day inform the trainers they need to leave early. The charge for this course would be £40 which would be requested at the end of the financial year.

Who should attend?
Workers from the following professions, teams or agencies would find the course useful.

  • Social Work
  • Next Steps
  • Independent Reviewing Officers
  • Residential Care Workers
  • Connexions
  • Youth Service
  • Youth Offending Service
  • Voluntary Agencies
  • Missing from Home
  • School Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Designated Teachers
  • Learning Mentors
  • Education Welfare
  • Police
  • Housing
  • Family Support
  • Any line mangers of the above

To book a place on this course please complete our online booking form.

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