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This course will help those who work with children and young people to recognise that both boys and girls can be vulnerable to sexual exploitation including prostitution, abusive images, grooming, trafficking and through usage and exposure to new technology. The Sexual Exploitation course will help you understand and recognise the issue, implement safeguarding procedures and respond appropriately.
This course will enable you to understand that ‘sexual exploitation’ is ‘child abuse’, define the issue to include all forms of sexual exploitation, update your knowledge of new legislation, give guidance and policy relating to sexually- active young people, recognise vulnerability and warning signs and explore direct services for best practice responses.
If you are a youth worker, education worker, police officer, YOT worker, NHS worker, volunteer or come into contact with children and young people this course will benefit you. You do not need prior safeguarding knowledge to participate in this course.