Introduction to child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Scotland course Face to face training to develop the skills and confidence needed to understand, respond to and prevent child sexual exploitation

Our training course will give you a clear understanding of what child sexual exploitation (CSE) is, the signs to look out for, and the best ways to protect children.

Taught by expert professionals, you will gain the skills and confidence to recognise and respond to CSE concerns.

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£145 per person 

1 day face-to-face training course

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About the course

In this classroom-based course, you’ll learn how to:

    • describe and define child sexual exploitation
    • recognise the attitudes and beliefs of professionals which may prevent the identification of young people at risk
    • identify the barriers to children and young people disclosing sexual exploitation
    • describe the potential impact of child sexual exploitation on children and young people
    • outline different ways child sexual exploitation can occur
    • recognise the role of ‘vulnerabilities’ and ‘risk indicators’ in assessing and planning intervention
    • identify the differences and similarities of child sexual exploitation in groups and gangs
    • examine lessons learnt from serious case reviews
    • respond to child sexual exploitation using up-to-date information, legislation and guidance
    • utilise sources of support and information locally and nationally.

Introduction to child sexual exploitation in Scotland course is for people who come into contact with children and young people.

You must have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection, for example: Child protection in Scotland.

People who could take this course include:

    • those working in residential settings
    • people in voluntary sector and community organisations
    • professionals and volunteers working in religious based organisations
    • professionals working in commercial organisations.

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Participant reviews

Essential training for care staff and parents.

Very interesting and I was able to relate this to our children and young people.

Very informative, clear and concise.

£145 per person 

1 day face-to-face training course

 Book now

For more information, contact us on 0808 800 5000 or

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