In light of continuing Government advice regarding the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) and social distancing, the majority of our face to face courses remain cancelled. Alternatively, we are pleased to offer an increasing range of online and virtual courses. Please see individual courses for details.
Children's Services Staff (ESCC) / Designated Safeguarding Leads / Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service / Foster Carers / Headteachers / Managers / Newly Qualified Social Workers / Non-Teaching/Support Staff in Schools / Other Local Authority / Police Staff / Probation Service / SENCO's / SEND Practitioners / Teaching Staff / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
The course will enable participants to work directly with children and young people who are experiencing or are at risk of criminal and/or sexual exploitation.
We will also look at how the community, professionals and children and young people themselves often respond differently to boys when it comes to child sexual exploitation and what we can do about this.
Important note: It is essential that you have undertaken the Safeguarding Children (or an equivalent Safeguarding/ Child Protection Awareness course within your own organisation, and Child Sexual Exploitation e-learning courses prior to coming on this course, see additional information under full details), or you may be turned away.
This training will cement some of the issues addressed in the eLearning:- LSCB: Child Sexual Abuse- Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation and provide workers with the confidence and skills to engage young people and deliver work on the issues involved in sexual exploitation, including healthy relationships, grooming, self esteem and body image.
The training will also explore Child Criminal Exploitation, which includes 'County Lines'. Reports from Police and other professionals, show that similar methods of grooming, coercion and threats are used by adults criminally exploiting children as those used in sexual exploitation. These are children who often face multiple vulnerabilities, they are often living in poverty or destitution, face exclusion from mainstream school, and may already be known to children’s services as a child in care, or in need of additional support.
We will also discuss new mobile and internet technologies and the risks they pose to young people and how we can support them in keeping safe online.
By the end of the course you will:
know how and where to access the specialist resources for working with sexually and criminally exploited children and young people
understand some of the obstacles faced when working with young people in this area of work and how to overcome them
understand the key themes relating to CSE and gender in Sussex
know where to access resources for working with boys and young men around CSE.
be able to engage young people and deliver specialist resources on healthy relationships and sexual exploitation
have an understanding of the local picture of child sexual and child criminal exploitation, including what Sussex Police are doing to tackle the issues
have a better understanding of how young people behave online and how and where to access support around on-line safeguarding concerns
know how to report concerns and how our East Sussex MACE ( Multi-Agency Child Exploitation) Panel assesses risk to children and young people.
Maximum Delegates A maximum of three representatives from each team may have a confirmed place and further bookings will be put on a wait list.
Preparation and Follow Up Before attending any LSCB training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children online e-learning training course.
Participants must have also completed the eLearning course: Child Sexual Abuse- Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation.
To complete these courses go to the e-learning section on the East Sussex Learning Portal, enter the Children’s Workforce channel and click Safeguarding. The tutor will hold the right to turn away delegates who have not completed the required training.
Refreshments Refreshments are provided however lunch is not.