Child sexual exploitation awareness training

Keeping Children and Young People Safe

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Training

As part of community, health, social work, or education it is important to understand the part you play as an influential adult and your role in safeguarding to prevent children and young people from becoming victims of exploitation and abuse.

This training is impactful, informative, and interactive.


One day or two sessions (3 hours x 2)


Minimum 10 – Maximum 30


Almost 19,000 children have been identified as sexual exploitation victims in England according to the National Crime Agency. The Government’s “Tackling child sexual abuse strategy” (Feb 2021) calls for the need for everyone to play their part…. “across every part of Government, across all agencies, all sectors, charities, communities, technology companies and society more widely”


  1. To understand the definition of child sexual exploitation
  2. To gain knowledge of the process of grooming
  3. To understand the different forms of sexual exploitation
  4. To recognise signs and indicators of sexual abuse and exploitation
  5. To understand the vulnerabilities of children and young people
  6. To understand the importance of contextual safeguarding
  7. To gain knowledge of sexual offences related to child sexual exploitation
  8. To gain awareness of online child sexual exploitation
  9. To understand the barriers to disclosures and the impact of trauma
  10. To understand the significance of language and victim blaming
  11. To understand the importance of reporting within safeguarding and information sharing
  12. To identify strategies for working with children and young people who are experiencing child sexual exploitation
  13. To understand the importance of “reachable” and “critical” moments
  14. To identify resources and contacts to support work with children and young people.


Karen Livesey is a qualified teacher, youth worker and experienced trainer. She began her professional career as a Primary School teacher in London before becoming a Senior Youth Worker and Advanced Practitioner for Lancashire Youth and Community Service. A management post she held for 26 years. With increasing issues identified in child sexual and criminal exploitation Karen pursued specialist training in child sexual exploitation, safeguarding, modern day slavery and sexual health. She completed Advanced training in Sexual health, Advanced Safeguarding, Adverse Childhood Experience training, Advanced Accredited Level 4 training in Child sexual exploitation, and a PGCE at UCLan in “Leadership and Management in Social Work and Social Care”.

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