Critical perspectives in relation to child sexual exploitation

This one day advanced level workshop will encourage critical conversations and thinking about practice, policy and research in relation to child sexual exploitation (CSE); including learning some critical evaluation skills and then using them to look at contrasting practice, studies and policy in CSE.



The field of child sexual exploitation practice has developed quickly since the first large trials and serious case reviews occurred. Since then, organisations and practitioners have developed policies, practice and research which has largely focussed on prevention, protection and prosecution. Whilst the development has been substantial, in what ways have we actually reduced cases of child sexual exploitation and have we really improved the responses that children get from professionals?

Workshop Content

This critical perspectives workshop is an advanced level knowledge exchange day for professionals in all different roles who see the value in exploring, critiquing and sharing insight into the current issues in practice in CSE.

Topics to be examined and debated during the day include the perception of victims and the interventions being used with children who have experienced CSE.

Suitable for: The workshop is predominantly for professionals in advanced frontline, management and strategic CSE roles. This workshop will provide space to debate the most pressing issues in CSE practice and policy in the UK, so some understanding of these issues and the policies within your own local area will be crucial.

We are currently only running this workshop in Birmingham, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Registration: 9.00am
Training start time: 9.30am
Training finish time: 4.30pm (approximately – this may differ slightly on the day)

Lunch and refreshments are included.


£126 + VAT
5% discount for registered charities and NWG members. Not to be used together or in conjunction with our 3 for 2 offer.


Buy 2 places on any of our training courses and get the 3rd  place free. Just tick ‘3 for 2′ under the Promotional Offer box on the booking form. All three places must be booked on the same course. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer advertised on the website.


  • Social care – social workers, youth workers, children and family services, local safeguarding children boards, missing person’s teams, youth offending services
  • Education professionals – including school nurses, PSHE or Safeguarding Leads
  • Healthcare professionals – including GPs and sexual health advisers
  • Police, probation and youth offending services
  • Residential children’s homes and fostering
  • Voluntary and community sector practitioners
  • Organisations working in safeguarding, child protection, youth mental health, homelessness, addiction, counselling, victim support, rape and sexual abuse services


Information about the workshop including directions to the venue and parking will be sent after booking.

All of our training venues are booked with delegate accessibility in mind but if you have any specific requirements, please let us know.

If you would like more information or would like to discuss bespoke training for your organisation, please contact us by calling 01332 362 120 or emailing us.

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August 23, 2017 - Birmingham - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre
Price: £126 + VAT
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Buy 2 places on any of our open training courses and get the 3rd place free. Available on any open course advertised on the website, booked before  December 31st 2017. Just tick ‘3 for 2’ under the Promotional Offer box on the booking form. All three places must be booked on the same course.

Registered charities and members of the NWG network receive a 5% discount on all bookings. Please make a note of your registered charity number/NWG membership number on the booking form.

Only one of the above offers can be used per booking.


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