Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People from Child Sexual Exploitation

Target Audience:

Any child, young person or teenager could be at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation. This introductory course explores:- what is CSE , what are the risks posed and how to safeguard our young people from CSE. 

This training day is open to:- Schools (primary and secondary), Colleges, Police (call centre staff / PCSO’s/ Beat Officers), Social Workers, Youth Offending Teams , Residential staff (council and private), voluntary agencies, localities, family workers , faith groups and health staff (health visitors / trauma clinics) and anyone who works with children, young people and their families. 

This course is primarily for those professionals (statutory and voluntary) who either work predominately or who have regular contact with children and young people; for those who hold particular responsibilities for safeguarding and for those who hold positions as professional advisors. (i.e. Groups 2,3 and 4) 

Please be aware that the course will have explicit course content which some participants may find distressing 

  • To provide an awareness of :- What Child Sexual Exploitation is, the definition that we use within Cambridgeshire and to explore the different types/ models of CSE
  • To give participants an overview of the signs and indicators of CSE
  • To explore the law and legal issues surrounding CSE and Child Abuse
  • To examine the impact on children, young people and their families of CSE
  • To enable practitioners to safeguard children and young people effected by CSE via risk assessment, referral, information sharing and sign posting
  • To enable delegates to make significant improvements to their working practices in relation to CSE. 
Learning Outcomes:

For participants, at the end of the day, to be aware of:- 

  • What is Child Sexual Exploitation, the definition of CSE and the different types of CSE
  • The potential signs of CSE from the changes in children and young peoples behaviour
  • The legal issues and legislation surrounding CSE and Child Abuse
  • The impact and consequences of CSE for children and their families
  • The risk assessment and referral process to safeguard children and young people from CSE within Cambridgeshire and to put this into their working practice.