Effectively Recognising and Responding to Child Sexual Exploitation

This one-day intermediate CPD accredited training course looks comprehensively at the various signs, indicators and models surrounding child sexual exploitation, enabling delegates to effectively recognise, respond and report this type of child abuse.

Suitable for: Practitioners who need a comprehensive overview of child sexual exploitation (CSE); how to spot the signs and respond effectively. Please be aware, some of the videos we show may be distressing, particularly for those that don’t work in a safeguarding capacity on a daily basis.


  • Children and family social workers
  • Police officers, PCSOs and missing person coordinators
  • Those who work in youth offending services and custody officers
  • Headteachers, safeguarding leads, PSHE leads and other pastoral schools staff
  • Children’s home or residential care staff at all levels
  • Those who work in fostering organisations, and fosterers themselves
  • Health sector staff including sexual health staff, GPs and paediatric doctors and nurse; particularly those with responsibilities for safeguarding
  • Safeguarding leads in religious settings or community groups
  • Project workers or support workers for charities and voluntary organisations working with children and young people across child protection, youth mental health, homelessness, addiction, counselling, victim support, rape and sexual abuse services, education, re-engagement and self-esteem/confidence/skills-building organisations

Effectively Recognising and Responding to Sexual Exploitation Training – outcomes and learning objectives:

  • To understand the newly updated definition of child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • To be aware of the prevalence of child sexual exploitation (CSE) looking at some recent statistics
  • To understand the common stereotypes and assumptions made about the victims and perpetrators of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and how to overcome them
  • To look at some of the vulnerabilities linked to child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • To understand the issues surrounding young people and their understanding of sexual consent
  • To be aware of various grooming methods used by perpetrators of child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • To have a better awareness of how child sexual exploitation and abuse can occur online
  • To look at some key findings related to black and ethnic minority (BME) victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and children with learning disabilities
  • To gain an understanding of the link between going missing and child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • To look at some common indicators of child sexual exploitation (CSE) along with best practice guidance when using common indicator toolkits and local procedures
  • Best practice in sharing information relating to child sexual exploitation (CSE) between agencies


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.


£99 + VAT – Early bird offer if booked more than 2 months prior to date of the course

£126 + VAT – Normal price


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 course: Effectively Recognising and Responding to Sexual Exploitation, or would like to discuss how this course can be tailored to your needs, please contact us by calling 01332 362 120 or emailing us.

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Book more than two months prior to any course date and receive a discount on our normal prices.

Discounted rates start from £99 – usual course cost starts from £126.


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