Child Sexual Exploitation & Child Criminal Exploitation (CSE & CCE) Awareness Training

Duration 2-3 hours

Last audited 10th February 2023

CPD Approved
Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation Awareness
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£30 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) are important issues that anyone working with children, young people and/or families should have knowledge of.

This CSE and CCE Awareness course helps practitioners to understand the complexities of child exploitation issues, including who is most at risk, how children become involved, signs that exploitation is occurring, and why young people respond in the way they do. The course also provides essential information on what constitutes best practice for responding to concerns and making referrals to social care.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by a qualified child protection professional

Includes relevant changes in Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE) 2022 guidance

Accredited by CPD

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand why learning about child exploitation is important for your role.
  • Understand what is meant by the terms CSE, CCE, and 'county lines'.
  • Understand the law in relation to child exploitation, as well as which children are most at risk.
  • Have an awareness of how young people may become involved in, or targeted for, exploitation.
  • Understand the ways in which a young person may react to abuse, including why they may not disclose information, even if they are in police custody.
  • Have knowledge of the impact that exploitative abuse can have on young people and their families.
  • Understand what constitutes best practice for responding to concerns, including referrals to social care.
  • Know the roles that social care, the police and other services (including schools) play in regards to preventing, responding to, and raising awareness about CSE and CCE.

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Module 1: Introduction to CSE and CCE

What is child sexual exploitation, what is child criminal exploitation and county lines, why is training important, who should take this course, myth-busting, children most at risk, models of exploitation, and laws against exploitation.

Module 2: CSE: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Consequences

How do young people become involved, the link between CCE and CSE, risk factors, case studies, what is known about perpetrators, warning signs of exploitation, CSE hotspots, emotions that accompany CSE, why young people don't disclose abuse, why young people may return to their abusers, talking about CSE, and the impact of sexual exploitation.

Module 3: CCE: An In-Depth Look

What is CCE, county lines, cuckooing, laws around CCE, case studies, factors putting children at risk, protective factors, indicators of CCE, how victims are recruited, consequences of CCE, why victims won't speak out, and the importance of early intervention and post-abuse support.

Module 4: Best Practice for Responding to Concerns

Your responsibilities, making a referral, the role of social care, child protection plans, the role of the police, the role of other services, the role of Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships, raising awareness, and further reading.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people and/or families. Everyone who works with young people – whether full-time, part-time or on a voluntary basis - has a responsibility to keep them safe from harm. This includes being aware of CSE and CCE issues and understanding how to respond appropriately.

Child sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation awareness training is essential for those with safeguarding responsibilities, including police officers, social workers, teachers, housing officers, youth service workers, residential workers, and foster carers.

If you have not taken child protection training before then we'd recommend taking our Introduction to Safeguarding Children course in addition to this Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation Awareness training. 

Written by experts

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Antonia Noble

Barrister and Safeguarding Specialist

Antonia Noble is a former criminal barrister with over 25 years of experience and a highly respected safeguarding specialist.

She has worked in a variety of roles with professionals and organisations including responsibilities for adult and child safeguarding as a cabinet member for Gloucestershire County Council. 

She has a vast range of safeguarding and child protection experience that includes roles and duties such as school governor, adult and child safeguarding responsibilities for Local Authorities and with the Criminal Cases Review Commission to review suspected miscarriages of justice.

Antonia has supported and worked with cabinet member issues, heads of children’s services, adult services, Vice Chancellors, police, and senior leaders in health. 

Fairness and justice are at the heart of every aspect of Antonia’s work and she continues to deliver training and support to safeguarding leaders, social workers and a variety of organisations.

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