Working with Families Affected by Child sexual exploitation

This one day course is aimed at those working with parents/carers or families whose child is at risk of or affected by sexual exploitation (CSE).





Recommended For:

Managers and frontline practitioners working with children, young people and their families, with an intermediate to advanced knowledge and understanding of child sexual exploitation.

Course Overview

This one day course begins by challenging existing  CSE definitions and asks delegates to discuss and debate the perceptions caused by different definitions of child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse (CSA).

We will then  move on to consider the impact of CSE on the whole family, including  parents, carers and siblings. We will  look at victim blaming and how in some  cases of CSE, there are  still  responses which place responsibility on families when their child becomes a victim of sexual exploitation, rather than the perpetrator/s.

The course will take delegates through techniques for identifying, understanding and preventing CSE with parents and carers. The course moves on to look at two case studies of parents going through the  criminal justice system to help us to understand their experience and suggest improvements in practice.

Course outcomes and learning objectives:

  • To challenge and explore the different perceptions created by different definitions of CSE and CSA
  • To consider the impact of CSE on the whole family
  • To understand victim blaming of families and of the blame placed on the child by the family in some cases
  • To increase knowledge of how to support families to identify, prevent and understand CSE
  • To explore a case study where parents are involved in the recovery work of a child following CSE
  • To critique current practice and models responding to CSE with families
  • To explore  case studies of parents going  through the criminal justice system

Feedback for Working with Families Affected by Child Sexual Exploitation training:

“The training has provided me with ways to engage with parents/carers and families to help them understand what their child might be going through”

“The training has helped inform our practice and provided us with the tools and resources needed for supporting parents and families of young people where there are risks or indicators of CSE, as well as helping us to understand how CSE can affect the whole family. We will now continue with a more participation-centred approach and engage with families to ensure that intervention plans are regularly reviewed with the parent as well as the child.”


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.


We use a mixture of slide presentation, video resources, case studies and small group work in each of our training sessions.


£126 + VAT
5% discount for registered charities and NWG members, not to be used in conjunction with other offers.

Buy two places get one free

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.

Who we’ve trained

  • 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


On completion of the course delegates will receive a certificate and a Justwhistle electronic badge that can be displayed on their emails.

Information about the training 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 about this Working with Families Affected by CSE training course or would like to discuss how this course can be tailored to your needs including your local safeguarding board’s CSE toolkit and referral process, please contact us by calling 01332 362 120 or emailing us.

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June 13, 2017 - Birmingham - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre
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September 19, 2017 - Liverpool - The Brain Charity
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December 12, 2017 - Birmingham - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre
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March 20, 2018 - London - Resource for London
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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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