Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) – Level 2

Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Duration: 3 hours

Synopsis of Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation is a serious, complex and well-hidden form of Sexual abuse that can be difficult to detect and even more difficult to prevent.

Many of the victims are chosen for their pre-existing vulnerabilities and many of them are unaware that they are being abused. Childhoods can be damaged beyond repair as a result of being a victim of CSE.

It is vital that professionals who work with Children and Young People are able to spot the signs of CSE, understand the causes and recognize the vulnerabilities of the young people that they may come into contact with.

This course is aimed at Team Leaders or Senior staff who work in Organisations where contact with Children and Young People is very likely to happen.

Through following the modules, learners will be given an overarching outline of the subject of CSE, they will learn the definition of CSE, how to spot the possible signs, the impact on victims and how to respond to a disclosure or serious concerns.

Learners will also be given an outline of the Laws covering Sexual Crimes against Children.

Course Contents

Modules 1: What is CSE – who is at risk and statistics?

  • What is CSE?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Statistics

Modules 2: Recognising the signs of CSE

  • Signs
  • A case study highlighting a typical CSE case
  • What can constitute CSE in reality

Modules 3: Grooming and Trafficking

  • Grooming
  • Trafficking
  • Statistics

Modules 4: Law and Legislation

  • Law and Legislation

Modules 5: What to do if you have suspicions/concerns

  • If you have concerns

Modules 6: Impact and Outcomes

  • The impact of CSE
  • Outcomes and support


Department for Education; Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision-makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation (February 2017) August 2018

Department for Education; Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010) August 2018 – accessed August 2018

National Crime agency (2018) National referral mechanism statistics: end of year summary 2017 (PDF) accessed August 2018

Bentley, H et al (2018) How safe are our children? The most comprehensive overview of child protection in the UK in 2018. August 2018>contents – accessed August 2018

There is no review for this course

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