Child sexual exploitation training

This free half day course, developed by Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board and Derbyshire County Council's Community Safety Unit, will assist you in recognising potential child sexual exploitation (CSE), which you may encounter during the course of your work. It will also enable you to know where and how to report CSE.

All course dates are multi-agency and run from 9am registration (9.15am start) to 12.30pm.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for any worker, volunteer or carer, from any agency, at any level, whether they work directly with children or not; who wishes to understand how to recognise and report CSE.

This course focuses on how to recognise and report CSE. If you are a practitioner involved in supporting a young person experiencing CSE, or involved in casework or investigations you will also need to attend a full day practitioners training course to further develop your knowledge and skills. This course is currently in development and will be available later this year.

If you have attended either the Child Sexual Exploitation Training for Community Safety Partners or the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board course, Child Sexual Exploitation Level 3, within the last two years, you will not need to attend this new recognising and reporting course.

What is covered?

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • recognise CSE in the context of your work
  • recognise typical indicators of child sexual exploitation
  • understand commonly used grooming tactics and the effects of these on the child
  • identify common factors which increase children and young people's vulnerability to CSE
  • be able to report suspected child sexual exploitation to the relevant agencies
  • know how to access the Derbyshire CSE Toolkit
  • understand information sharing and multi-agency interventions in the context of CSE
  • access useful contacts and web links and further training information.

The subject matter of this training means that child abuse issues can be raised for individuals. If you are a manager requiring staff to attend the training we would ask that you are sensitive to this fact on their behalf, especially if anyone is particularly unwilling to attend the course.

How to book

If you'd like more information or to book your place, please contact:

Derbyshire Constabulary officers should initially apply for this course through force training.