This child sexual exploitation training course will increase your awareness of the main issues in the sexual exploitation of children and young people. It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people during the course of their work.
This course raises awareness of the legislation and guidance that applies to vulnerable groups and how these policies can be applied in practice. The course explains risk assessments and vulnerability factors and outlines the roles of various agencies such as the police and social care so you know what your responsibilities are.
This course includes scenarios to help you to think about what you would do in a given situation.
Having completed this Virtual College course learners 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 the elements of a good assessment.
- 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 being, sexually exploited.
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Risk Assessment
- Roles and Responsibilities
The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
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, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
Individuals whose work brings them into contact with children and young adults. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.