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CYP First - Safeguarding in a Desensitised World

Thursday 11th February 2021 - 10:00 till 12:00

About the Session

Within this session, we will highlight and work through the modern-day influences that our children face daily, exploring how these influences can contribute to exploitation.

Are we all aware what our children are viewing or have access to?  Do we understand the language and terminology our children use?  How does adolescence contribute to online dangers?  What can we do about it?  How we work with it?

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About the speakers

Helen Matthews is Managing Director of CYP First and has 18 years first hand experience of working with child exploitation survivors and is now the CEO of Street Teams, a charity creatively responding to all aspects of exploitation, parents and siblings, transition, missing, radicalisation, black, asian and minority ethnic community engagement, faith sector CSE engagement, B & YM, children over exposed to pornography.

Andy Thompson is Managing Director of CYP First and a previous Registered Manager of Ofsted rated Outstanding CSE services. He is passionate in his delivery and care for children. National trainer and speaker. Twenty years within the residential sector and speaks from the heart due to being on the front line. Trainer in trauma, Stockholm Syndrome, behaviour management, physical intervention, Ofsted consultancy, residential procedures, responding and working with survivors of child sexual exploitation and child exploitation.

We at CYP First, are two passionate Child Exploitation professionals aiming to transform your practice and response to children by delivering creative, innovative and practical training through years of experience.

Through frontline work we have developed training that puts the voice of the child first and we have been working across the country with professionals from all multi disciplinary fields delivering sessions in CSE, county lines, criminal exploitation of children, missing children, return home interviews, modern day dangers, e-safety, trafficking, grooming for radicalisation and extremism, child exploitation including gangs and criminality.

Additional Information:-

  • There will no charge for attending this training, however, failure to attend without 48 hours notice will result in a £50 non attendance fee.  Full details are available in the LSCP Charging Guidelines and Policy.
  • Participants are expected to attend the whole session.
  • Places will be allocated to ensure a variety of agencies are able to attend, if you have been booked onto this training, you will receive an email from the LSCP Business Team. 

By submitting the application you agree to the terms and conditions of the below declaration:-


  1. I confirm that I have read the learning outcomes for this course and believe that I will significantly benefit from this learning and that I meet the criteria.
  2. I will take all necessary steps to ensure that the learning outcomes are reinforced in the workplace.
  3. My Line Manager has agreed to me attending this training.
  4. I agree to complete post-course feedback which will be emailed through to me within 48 hours of the end of this training and will also complete the follow up survey six weeks later.  I am aware that failure to complete either of these feedbacks will result in notification to my manager and i will not receive my certificate of attendance, which may affect my compliance to meet any statutory requirements.
  5. I understand that places will be allocated by Thurrock Safeguarding Children Partnership.  I understand that my details may be securely and confidentially retained by Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Partnership for statistical and information purposes only

Data Protection

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, the information provided on this form will be held for the purposes of training and development.  This information will be stored securely in electronic format and any original hard copies disposed of as confidential waste. The information will be processed by members of the LSCP Business Team and will be kept in accordance with retention policies.  It may be shared with other LSCP members for the purposes of audit and scrutiny.


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