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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)


Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of child abuse that is defined as an individual or group that coerces, manipulates or deceives a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity.  This can be for something the victim wants or needs or it can be for a financial advantage to the perpetrator.

This training has been designed for those working with vulnerable children or young people and covers the effects and impacts of sexual exploitation of children.  Through up to date information on CSE, learning challenges and scenarios for an interactive learning experience.

Ensuring you can identify the signs and symptoms of Child Sexual Exploitation is crucial for anyone working with children.  This topic is extremely challenging to deal with as there are a vast number of potential scenarios and the signs of abuse might not be clear.

This online training has been designed for all those working with vulnerable children and gives both information and guidance on sexual exploitation.  It covers the following topics:-

  • Definition of child sexual exploitation
  • Who are the perpetrators?
  • Ways in which children and young people can be sexually exploited
  • Up to date information and numbers of child protection and sexual exploitation in the UK
  • 'Going missing' and other factors for vulnerability
  • Indicator behaviours and signs, and the Push Pull effect
  • The impact of sexual exploitation on children and young people
  • The cycle of risk
  • Risk assessment
  • Grooming of children for sexual exploitation
  • Human trafficking

The course also includes challenges for learners to check their understanding as the course proceeds, case studies showing abuse, an interactive scenario and ree resource downloads including printable risk assessments.

Who is it for?

  • Teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Pastoral workers
  • Healthcare workers
  • Social workers
  • Councillors


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Please note that whilst this e-learning course is free, failure to complete within 30 days of the date of allocation will result in a £15 charge.

To register for this training, please click here



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