Target Staff: This course is aimed at practitioners working directly with children, young people and families and also staff whose specialised roles bring them into contact with children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation.
Attendees: Maximum number of attendees- 25
Frequency of Course: Three per year
Course Duration: One day
Course Aim: 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.
Learning Outcomes - By the end of this course participants should:
- Recognise and identify risk factors associated with Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), including but not limited to children going missing, vulnerability to Child Criminal Exploitation and Contextal Safeguarding.
- 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.
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