Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation

This module provides an introduction to the subject of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE); which is a form of child abuse. Sadly CSE is a significant issue for children and young people in the UK and is more prevalent and widespread than you may think. This is in part due to the ever growing use of technology in our communications. This module is therefore highly relevant for anyone working with children, young people and families and will provide a comprehensive introduction to this challenging subject. CSE is not just something that ‘other’ communities have to deal with, but could well be happening to children and young people that you know.

The module is a mixed media presentation which will guide you through key messages in a clear, straightforward and interesting way. Video and audio are used to explain and illustrate important learning points making it an effective and time saving tool to help you understand more about CSE. You can work at your own pace and revisit the module as often as you like in order to complete your learning.

On completion of the module you will be emailed certificate, your key course documents, as well as any notes that you took during the module, for you to keep and refer to as you wish.

By the end of this training, you should:

  • Have a good understanding of what CSE is and what makes a child or young person more vulnerable to this form of abuse.
  • Understand how CSE happens; how young people are groomed, both online and through face to face contact.
  • Know more about the ways in which children and young people are controlled within CSE and the use of power by the perpetrator. Understand how this differs from healthy relationships.
  • Be provided with a straightforward CSE risk assessment framework and practice in using this within realistic scenarios.
  • Be better equipped to support children and young people and know what to do to take action against CSE.
  • Have a useful range of reference information and websites to dip into as you wish.
  • All Managers, practitioners, community groups, support staff or volunteers who work with or for children and young people and their families.
  • Staff working in related professions including adults services, social work, health and housing.