Exploitation of Children & Young People (Day 1)
Why is the BHSCP providing this course?
Day One of our two training courses on exploitation looks at different ways that children & young people may be exploited by those who have power over them by virtue of their age, gender, intellect, physical strength and/or economic or other resources. Violence, coercion and intimidation commonly occur in exploitation, and these situations are often characterised by the child or young person’s limited availability of choice resulting from their social/economic and/or emotional vulnerability
This course is facilitated by The Wise Project, and there will be a focus on all potential forms of exploitation including Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), how to identify these forms of abuse, and how to disrupt the exploitation. You will also look at the emerging threat of Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and County Lines activity, as well as considering what may make a young person vulnerable to exploitation into radicalisation. These different forms of exploitation can be linked, and you will be encouraged to think about the wider experiences of the child, including the nuances behind a vulnerable children being both potential perpetrators of crimes and victims of exploitation.
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.
- Understand the sexual exploitation of children and young people and places a young person at risk.
- Gain knowledge of prevalence and forms of young people’s sexual exploitation in Brighton & Hove.
- Recognise vulnerabilities and risk indicators.
- How to get support for young people who are exploited.
To book a place on our Safeguarding Training or for support or enquiries, please email BHSCP@brighton-hove.gov.uk
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.