Child sexual exploitation: the essentials

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Types of abuse
Sexual Abuse
Criminal Exploitation

Do your staff know how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE)?

Last reviewed on 18 August 2023
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Facilitator resources
Staff handout

Use this child sexual exploitation presentation with video explainer and optional activities to get your staff up to speed on:

  • What child sexual exploitation is
  • Some common models of exploitation
  • What signs to look out for that suggest a child may be being exploited
  • What to do if they think a child may be experiencing, or is at risk of, exploitation

How to use these resources

  1. Download the PowerPoint presentation, facilitator notes, group activity, common questions document, staff handout and remote delivery guide (whichever guide is right for you)
  2. Decide whether your staff need in-depth training, or more of an overview
    • If you want to cover this topic in depth, deliver all of the presentation, including the video, scenarios and other activities. Allow 40 minutes to deliver the session, and 30 minutes for you to prepare it
    • If you want to give staff more of an overview, show the video and deliver slides 1 to 3, and 16 and 17. Allow 15 minutes to deliver the session, and 15 minutes for you to prepare it
  3. Work through the facilitator notes. They tell you everything you need to know to prepare and deliver the PowerPoint presentation effectively, including what slides to use or delete to run this session in 40 minutes or 15 minutes. You’ll need these to hand when presenting  if you’re training remotely, print them out or have them open on a separate device so you can refer to them easily while presenting your main screen
  4. Read the common questions document to help you confidently answer questions from staff on this issue
  5. Provide each member of staff with a staff handout that they can refer to during and after the training 

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Next ...

... follow up a week or two later with our safeguarding scenario on child sexual exploitation. Use it to check whether your staff can spot potential signs, and their knowledge of your reporting procedures.

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