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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Training

Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation Training Online
£30 +VAT

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is an important issue that anyone working with children, young people and/or families should have knowledge of.

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

  • Developed by a qualified child protection professional
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people and/or their 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 and this includes being aware of CSE issues and understanding how to respond appropriately.

Child sexual exploitation awareness training is essential for anyone 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 it’s recommended that you consider the Introduction to Safeguarding Children course in addition to this Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness training.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course Content

Module Description
1 Introduction to CSE Why training is important, who the course is for, what Child Sexual Exploitation is, exploring the definition in more detail, children most at risk and models of exploitation.
2 How Young People Become Involved in CSE Vulnerability, case studies, how young people are targeted, what is known about perpetrators, warning signs of exploitation, CSE hotspots and online abuse.
3 How Young People React to CSE Emotions that accompany CSE, why young people don’t disclose abuse, why young people may return to their abusers, recognising CSE, talking about CSE and the impact of sexual exploitation.
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, other services, local safeguarding children partnerships, raising awareness and further reading.

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Aims of the Course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand why learning about child sexual exploitation is important for practitioners.
  • Understand what is meant by CSE and know which children are most at risk.
  • Have an awareness of how young people may become involved in, or targeted for, CSE.
  • Understand the ways in which a young person may react to abuse, including why they may not disclose information and the emotions they may feel.
  • Have knowledge of the impact that CSE can have on young people.
  • Understand what constitutes best practice for responding to concerns, including making a referral to social care.
  • Know the roles that social care, the police and other services play in regards to preventing, responding to and raising awareness about CSE.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 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.

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