This free event is intended as an awareness raising session on how to equip frontline workers with the knowledge to successfully deal with the challenges in their work arising from sexual exploitation and from abusive, coercive relationships.

This awareness raising day is ideally suited to those within organisations responsible for be looking for ways of embedding some clear practice guidelines in their future training delivery.

Sara Swan, MBE – Child Sexual Exploitation & Sexually Active under 18s with practice issues training (biography)

The day encompasses the issues around safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation and from abusive, coercive relationships.

It encourages participants to reflect on their practice and ensures that in the future they will recognise the issues, be aware of current policy and legislation, implement local procedures, and respond appropriately to young people.

During the day participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Consider all forms of child sexual exploitation
  • Abusive relationships and ‘exchanging sex’
  • The use of communication technology including grooming and abusive images.
  • Trafficking
  • To be able to recognise when a child is a victim of a sexual crime by becoming familiar with sexual offences legislation and understanding how this protects children specifically from all the above.
  • Be informed about safeguarding boards policies and procedures,
  • Recognise when young people may be at risk or involved by identifying vulnerability & warning signs of CSE
  • Know when to share information and explore issues around confidentiality versus protection with particular reference to Ian Huntley
  • Look at how to engage challenging young people and encouraging participation in decisions affecting their own safety and supporting them recognise the level of abuse involved in sexual exploitation.
  • Methodology

 

  • Formal presentations through PowerPoint.
  • Group discussion around scenarios, highlighting current legislation.
  • Dramatic reconstruction through video drama
  • Working groups for practice responses.
  • Question & answer opportunities throughout.
  • Relevant handouts for future reference.