Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation

Overview - Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation

In light of recent high profile developments in this important area of child protection, we have updated this awareness-raising course to reflect the latest research, governmental guidance and best practice. The course has been developed in Partnership with Just Whistle, PACE, Bradford and Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Boards.

You will find up to date information on:

  • The National Action Plan for Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Human Trafficking
  • The Grooming Process
  • Missing Children and Young People
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection

An overview of relevant legislation including:

  • Missing Children and Adults Strategy
  • Call to End Violence Against Woman and Girls Action Plan
  • Taking Action the Next Chapter

As well as the relevant legislation and guidance that applies to vulnerable groups and how these policies can be applied in practice, it explains risk assessments and key vulnerability factors whilst covering the roles of various agencies such as the police and social care so you know what your responsibilities are. The training material also includes scenarios to help you to think about what you would do in a real world situation.

Having completed the online training and assessment you will:

  • Have an awareness of the background to child sexual exploitation, including definitions, the key legislation and guidance and research findings.
  • Understand the risk assessment process, including which elements create are used to create thorough document.
  • Know the categories of risk and what vulnerability factors to look for when undertaking an assessment.
  • Have a basic knowledge of the responsibilities of the key agencies involved in helping children that are being, or at risk of being, sexually exploited.

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Overview
  • Risk Assessment
  • Roles and Responsibilities

Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

Individuals whose work brings them into contact with children and young adults.

Worried about a child?

 

Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

You can phone, or write.

if you believe it is urgent ring immediately:

 

Thurrock MASH 
Civic Offices

New Road, Grays,

Essex   

              RM17 6SL

 

  • 01375 652802

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  • Thurrock Council Emergency Duty Team (for out of hours)

 

  • 01375 372468

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  • Police Child Abuse Investigation Team
    CAll 101

or
Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection

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