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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

Child Sexual Exploitation is a serious issue which every professional who works with children and young people need to have a good knowledge about.

This training course discusses what Child Sexual Exploitation is, considers the issues which can increase vulnerability for children and explores the different potential indicators which may raise concern that a child is experiencing sexual exploitation.

This training course identifies the meaning of grooming and trafficking and explores the range of different models of exploitation which support teams need to be aware of and able to recognise.

This course confirms the regulatory requirements which children’s services must comply with and how support teams must respond to any concerns or allegations of child sexual exploitation. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand what Child Sexual Exploitation is
  • 1.1Define the meaning of the term Child Sexual Exploitation
2Understand influences of Child Sexual Exploitation
  • 2.1Evaluate and analyse possible influences which may increase the vulnerability of Child Sexual Exploitation from occurring
  • 2.2Analyse the connection between grooming and exploitation
  • 2.3Describe the different stages of the ‘grooming line’
3Understand indicators of Child Sexual Exploitation
  • 3.1Evaluate and analyse different possible indicators of child sexual exploitation
4Understand what trafficking is
  • 4.1Describe the meaning of the term trafficking
  • 4.2Explain the three stages of trafficking
5Understand legislation and regulations relating to Child Sexual Exploitation
  • 5.1Explain the key purposes of; The Children Act (1989), The Sexual Offences Act (2003), The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act (2008), The Protection of Children Act (1978) and The Criminal Justice Act (1988)
  • 5.2Define the key regulations relating to child sexual exploitation of the Children’s Homes Regulations (2015)
6Understand models of Child Sexual Exploitation
  • 6.1Assess the different models of exploitation
7Understand recording and reporting procedures
  • 7.1Determine the procedure to follow when dealing with disclosures, allegation and suspicions of Child Sexual Exploitation
8Understand ways of supporting children and young people
  • 8.1Explain and evaluate different preventative ways of working
  • 8.2Analyse different ways of supporting children and young people who are vulnerable to the risk of Child Sexual Exploitation
  • 8.3Describe sources of external support and advice


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.


Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Child Sexual Exploitation training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This CSE training course is designed to meet the learning needs of people who work with children and young people who have been victims of exploitation and/or grooming or are vulnerable to risks of being exploited and groomed, and need to know more about the meaning, actions and indicators, influences, legislation and support systems.

QCF Units

This Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children's Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce and the National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults).

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