Introduction to Child Criminal & Sexual Exploitation

This course will help those who work with children and young people to recognise that both boys and girls can be vulnerable to child sexual exploitation including abusive images, grooming, trafficking and through usage and exposure to new technology.

This half day course will help you understand and recognise the issue, implement safeguarding procedures and respond appropriately. It will enable you to understand that ‘child sexual exploitation’ is ‘child abuse’. Define the issue to include all forms of sexual exploitation, update your knowledge of new legislation, offer guidance and policy relating to sexually active young people, recognise vulnerability and warning signs and explore direct services for best practice responses.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding and definition of child sexual exploitation and relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of which children are vulnerable and why
  • Understanding the grooming process (street and online)
  • Knowledge of the warning signs and indicators of child sexual exploitation
  • Knowledge of the vulnerability factors for child sexual exploitation
  • Understanding risk taking behaviour of children and young people
  • Knowledge of offender behaviours
  • Knowledge of disruption tactics used by Police
  • What to do if you suspect child sexual exploitation and multi-agency responses e.g. MAPPA Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme
  • Effect of Covid on safeguarding
  • How to work well with Victims of CCE/CSE.

Additional Learning Outcomes:

  • MAPPA arrangements
  • Management of child sex offenders and police activity e.g. Sexual Harm, Prevention Orders.
  • Minimise risks for the organisation
  • Safer working practices including codes of conduct
  • Develop an action plan to apply learning to professional practice.

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