To provide practitioners across all agencies with best practice principles for working with children and young people who have been, or are at risk of being, sexually exploited.
By the end of this course participants should:
Recognise and identify risk factors associated with CSE.
Be able to outline the different models of CSE, the types of perpetrator(s) and their modus operandi, as identified in the research.
Recognise and understand ways to effectively identify and engage with children and young people at risk of CSE.
Understand relevant government guidance, the legislative framework and local protocols.
Be able to describe different agency roles and responsibilities and your own specific role in safeguarding children from child sexual exploitation.
Have utilised best practice examples to explore strategies for intervention, including the use of disruption tactics, in cases where CSE is suspected/identified.
Understand what multi-agency information and actions can be used to support the prosecution of offenders.
Have considered the impact on self of working within this area and identified how to resource ourselves to ensure safe practice.
Developed an individual action plan for good practice.
Identify what services are available for victims and families in order to co-ordinate an appropriate package of support.
Those who work regularly with children and young people and adults who are parents or carers and may be asked to contribute to assessment of children in need (Group 3) and those with a particular responsibility for safeguarding children (Group 4). Also staff whose specialised roles bring them into contact with children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation.