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Child Sexual Exploitation, the impact on children and young people (Day 1)

Why is the BHSCP providing this course?

This is an overview of Child Sexual and Criminal Exploitation, aiming to give participants a foundation level of knowledge across various areas.

Target Audience:

Members of staff, who work predominantly with children, young people and their families, parents or carers, and who could potentially contribute to the assessment, intervention and reviewing the safeguarding needs for a child or young person, where there are safeguarding concerns, and or potential risks of exploitation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Models of exploitation
  • Vulnerabilities and risk factors for children and young people
  • Online and Face to Face exploitation
  • Hidden demographics such young men and people with disabilities
  • Awareness of the role for trauma in stages of intervention
  • Overview of criminal exploitation, including county line, cuckooing and radicalization.
  • The learning is delivered as a mix of case studies, knowledge checking through quiz’ and sharing of best practice from our experiences CSE Specialist Trainers.

If you have completed these first courses or are experienced working with children and young people experiencing exploitation and want to further build your knowledge, YMCA offer additional short courses.


BHSCP courses are now booked via the Learning Zone platform . Agency Leads have been contacted requesting account information requirements for professionals who will require a Learning Zone account to view and book training from April.  Once an account has been created for individuals they will receive an activation email from the Learning Zone.  If you need a Learning Zone account and haven’t yet requested one please email .

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, community/voluntary sector groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. For private organisations and those working outside the city the cost is £120.

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