Child Sexual Exploitation

Course Aim:

To provide practitioners across all agencies with best practice principles for working with children and young people who have been, or are at risk of being, sexually exploited.

Course outcomes: 

Participants will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Recognise and identify risk factors associated with Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) including but not limited to children going missing, vulnerability to Child Criminal Exploitation and Contextual Safeguarding
  • Be able to outline the different models of CSE, the types of perpetrator(s) and their modus operandi, as identified in the research
  • Recognise and understand ways to effectively identify and engage with children and young people at risk of CSE
  • Understand relevant government guidance, the legislative framework and local protocols
  • Be able to describe different agency roles and responsibilities and your own specific role in safeguarding children from child sexual exploitation
  • Have utilised best practice examples to explore strategies for intervention, including the use of disruption tactics, in cases where CSE is suspected/identified
  • Understand what multi-agency information and actions can be used to support the prosecution of offenders
  • Have considered the impact on self of working within this area and identified how to resource ourselves to ensure safe practice
  • Developed an individual action plan for good practice
  • Identify what services are available for victims and families in order to co-ordinate an appropriate package of support.