Course Duration: 1h 8m (approx) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.
All staff should consider whether children are at risk of abuse or exploitation in situations outside of their families. They should be aware that safeguarding incidents and/or behaviours can be associated with factors outside of the school or college, including criminal exploitation and sexual exploitation.
This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are complying with your legal responsibilities in relation to protecting children from child criminal exploitation (CCE) and child sexual exploitation (CSE).
Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.
Developed by Robin Watts, international safeguarding expert and former police inspector, the course is split into eleven modules. The course consists of learning through video modules, completion of tasks, further reading and viewing external resources. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
Designed in line with the following policies
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Sexual Offences Act 2003
- Child Abduction Act 1984
- Children Act 1989
- Understanding how to identify children vulnerable to being recruited into gangs and recognising the signs that they are being exploited for criminal or sexual activity.
- Recognising the process behind grooming children for exploitation and identifying risk factors and warning signs in order to develop an intervention process.
- Debunking the myths that shroud CCE and CSE and learning how to avoid preconceptions about gang culture and its victims.
- Recognising the dangers of CCE and CSE and the importance of your role in providing help and support to young people.
- Building basic interview skills to enable conversations with children about child protection issues in order to raise any concerns.