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Here are the resources we found for child sexual exploitation for professionals:

Exploited (Polish Subtitles)

This is a free to access resource available through youtube and created by CEOP. the video is 18 minutes long and explores the issue of child sexual exploitation. The video shows how CSE takes place, there is also a second story running parallel with the CSE story, which shows how a typical healthy relationship develops. This video has polish subtitles

Exploited (Subtitled)

This is a free to access resource available through YouTube and created by CEOP. the video is 18 minutes long and explores the issue of child sexual exploitation. The video shows how CSE takes place, there is also a second story running parallel with the CSE story, which shows how a typical healthy relationship develops. This video is subtitled, for use for those who have a hearing impairment.

Same Risk, Different Gender

This 30 minutes video highlights the grooming and sexual exploitation of boys and young men. This resource aims to encourage professionals to make their practice more inclusive of, and more accessible to boys and young men. This resource also encourages professionals to make judgements about decisions based on risk indicators and warning signs, not gender.

My Dangerous Loverboy: The Official Music Video

This official music video was created to raise awareness of internal sex trafficking of young girls around UK cities. Internal sex trafficking is a crime. My Dangerous Loverboy aims to alert young people, front line agency workers, health, police and criminal justice professionals to the signs and dangers of child sexual exploitation

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Real Love Rocks – Professionals

Barnardo’s has been working with children and young people affected by child sexual exploitation for over twenty years and has become a leading children’s charity for research in the area. Barnardo’s presents Real Love Rocks, a resource for sharing specialist knowledge to support and equip professionals, to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation, grooming and what a healthy safe, consensual relationship is.

Child Sexual Exploitation

This webpage defines child sexual exploitation and opens up the dialogue about what child sexual exploitation is and Brook works to overcome this issue within society. The webpage itself links out to further resources that you may find useful if you are concerned about child sexual exploitation and what you can do to stop it.

Knowing the Signs of Child Sexual Exploitation

With 16.500 children at high risk of sexual exploitation in England, it’s important you know how to protect the children you love by recognising the signs and symptoms of exploitation. This page will help you be more aware, more confident – and if necessary, able to step in when you’re needed most.

Download

Child Sexual Exploitation Leaflet

This leaflet offers help and advice on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation in young people. It answers common questions such as; ‘what is child sexual exploitation?’, ‘what are push and pull factors?’, ‘How would I recognise if a child or young person was being sexually exploited?’ and gives a number of links on how to find help if you think you or someone you know is in that situation.

Boys are Sexually Exploited Too

The sexual exploitation of boys and young men is often unrecognised and unreported leading to a misconception that this issue applies only, or mainly, to girls. This leads to services being developed for, and geared towards, supporting girls and young women, making them exclusionary of and inaccessible to boys and young men. This guide from the charity Yorkshire Mesmac addresses the issues and barriers that boys and young men are facing when trying to access services for child sexual exploitation.

Organisation

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Research/report

Phoenix Education Guidance

This 11 page document outlines key prevention strategies that should be implemented in order to reduce the occurrence of child sexual exploitation. The guidance itself focuses on a whole school approach to tackling child sexual exploitation focusing on strong leadership all the way down to staff training for recognising the signs of child sexual exploitation. Included in the document are indicators and risk factors of child sexual exploitation that may be a useful checklist for those who are on the front line interacting with young people on a frequent basis.

If Only Someone had Listened

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, using powers of inquiry in the Children Act 2004, has undertaken a comprehensive two year Inquiry into the nature and extent of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in England. This Inquiry has been the most in-depth investigation of child sexual exploitation by gangs and groups in England.

Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Prevalence, Process, and Offender Characteristics

This review provides an overview of current knowledge and understanding of the process of sexual grooming and exploitation of children via the Internet. Specifically, the prevalence of online sexual grooming and exploitation is explored as well as associated challenges relating to the identification of its occurrence.

Unheard Voices: Sexual Exploitation of Asian Girls and Young Women

Child sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse. This booklet covers the unheard voices of Asian victims of child sexual exploitation. This booklet covers the nature of child sexual exploitation, the victims, spotting the signs of child sexual exploitation, the impact of child sexual exploitation, barrier to reporting, and how to reduce child sexual exploitation.

App / online service

Wud U? App

This app aims to look at situations where young people may be vulnerable to child sexual exploitation. It asks the young people to make choices in a variety of scenarios and discusses the outcomes of the decisions. Download this app for a quick and fun education about child sexual exploitation and how it affects more people than you think.

The Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit

The Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit supports practitioners to recognise how social environments and extra-familial relationships are relevant to safeguarding adolescents and the extent to which local responses are already contextual in nature. The audit toolkit is divided into five sections; introduction, getting started, collecting evidence, dissemination and application.

Online course

Child Sexual Exploitation Knowledge and Practice Hub

Dr Helen Beckett and Emilie Smeaton have compiled a thorough educational package to provide an in depth education on the topic of child sexual exploitation. It covers topics such as the legal context of child sexual exploitation, indicators of child sexual exploitation and how to respond to peer based child sexual exploitation. This resources contains multi-faceted learning materials with online quizzes as well as reading materials.

Seen and Heard

The ‘Seen and Heard’ course from the NHS helps build your awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation and what you need to do so young people feel like they can disclose problems to you. At the heart of ‘Seen and Heard’ is an original drama following the experiences of Tyler, and the impact on his family. You will learn from Tyler’s story and the behaviours of those around him as he comes into contact with different services. Once you have completed the course, you will get a personalised certificate as part of your Continuing Professional Development.

Child Protection: An Introduction – Online Course

This 3 hour course covers the basics of children’s welfare and how to approach situations where you believe a child may be in a dangerous situation. The topics covered in this course include how to recognise possible child abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report concerns about a child and how to record what you have seen in reference to a child’s welfare.

Child Protection in Schools – Online Course

This short course takes about three hours to complete and covers topics such as how to recognise possible abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report any concerns about a young person and how to record your observations. Following each section, there is five short questions to test whether you understood the information. Upon completion of the course, each participants gets a personalised certificate to confirm that they completed the course.

Exploited (Polish Subtitles)

This is a free to access resource available through youtube and created by CEOP. the video is 18 minutes long and explores the issue of child sexual exploitation. The video shows how CSE takes place, there is also a second story running parallel with the CSE story, which shows how a typical healthy relationship develops. This video has polish subtitles

Exploited (Subtitled)

This is a free to access resource available through YouTube and created by CEOP. the video is 18 minutes long and explores the issue of child sexual exploitation. The video shows how CSE takes place, there is also a second story running parallel with the CSE story, which shows how a typical healthy relationship develops. This video is subtitled, for use for those who have a hearing impairment.

Same Risk, Different Gender

This 30 minutes video highlights the grooming and sexual exploitation of boys and young men. This resource aims to encourage professionals to make their practice more inclusive of, and more accessible to boys and young men. This resource also encourages professionals to make judgements about decisions based on risk indicators and warning signs, not gender.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Real Love Rocks – Professionals

Barnardo’s has been working with children and young people affected by child sexual exploitation for over twenty years and has become a leading children’s charity for research in the area. Barnardo’s presents Real Love Rocks, a resource for sharing specialist knowledge to support and equip professionals, to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation, grooming and what a healthy safe, consensual relationship is.

Child Sexual Exploitation

This webpage defines child sexual exploitation and opens up the dialogue about what child sexual exploitation is and Brook works to overcome this issue within society. The webpage itself links out to further resources that you may find useful if you are concerned about child sexual exploitation and what you can do to stop it.

Download

Child Sexual Exploitation Leaflet

This leaflet offers help and advice on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation in young people. It answers common questions such as; ‘what is child sexual exploitation?’, ‘what are push and pull factors?’, ‘How would I recognise if a child or young person was being sexually exploited?’ and gives a number of links on how to find help if you think you or someone you know is in that situation.

Boys are Sexually Exploited Too

The sexual exploitation of boys and young men is often unrecognised and unreported leading to a misconception that this issue applies only, or mainly, to girls. This leads to services being developed for, and geared towards, supporting girls and young women, making them exclusionary of and inaccessible to boys and young men. This guide from the charity Yorkshire Mesmac addresses the issues and barriers that boys and young men are facing when trying to access services for child sexual exploitation.

Research/report View all research / reports

Phoenix Education Guidance

This 11 page document outlines key prevention strategies that should be implemented in order to reduce the occurrence of child sexual exploitation. The guidance itself focuses on a whole school approach to tackling child sexual exploitation focusing on strong leadership all the way down to staff training for recognising the signs of child sexual exploitation. Included in the document are indicators and risk factors of child sexual exploitation that may be a useful checklist for those who are on the front line interacting with young people on a frequent basis.

If Only Someone had Listened

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, using powers of inquiry in the Children Act 2004, has undertaken a comprehensive two year Inquiry into the nature and extent of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in England. This Inquiry has been the most in-depth investigation of child sexual exploitation by gangs and groups in England.

Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Prevalence, Process, and Offender Characteristics

This review provides an overview of current knowledge and understanding of the process of sexual grooming and exploitation of children via the Internet. Specifically, the prevalence of online sexual grooming and exploitation is explored as well as associated challenges relating to the identification of its occurrence.

App / online service

Wud U? App

This app aims to look at situations where young people may be vulnerable to child sexual exploitation. It asks the young people to make choices in a variety of scenarios and discusses the outcomes of the decisions. Download this app for a quick and fun education about child sexual exploitation and how it affects more people than you think.

The Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit

The Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit supports practitioners to recognise how social environments and extra-familial relationships are relevant to safeguarding adolescents and the extent to which local responses are already contextual in nature. The audit toolkit is divided into five sections; introduction, getting started, collecting evidence, dissemination and application.

Online course View all online courses

Child Sexual Exploitation Knowledge and Practice Hub

Dr Helen Beckett and Emilie Smeaton have compiled a thorough educational package to provide an in depth education on the topic of child sexual exploitation. It covers topics such as the legal context of child sexual exploitation, indicators of child sexual exploitation and how to respond to peer based child sexual exploitation. This resources contains multi-faceted learning materials with online quizzes as well as reading materials.

Seen and Heard

The ‘Seen and Heard’ course from the NHS helps build your awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation and what you need to do so young people feel like they can disclose problems to you. At the heart of ‘Seen and Heard’ is an original drama following the experiences of Tyler, and the impact on his family. You will learn from Tyler’s story and the behaviours of those around him as he comes into contact with different services. Once you have completed the course, you will get a personalised certificate as part of your Continuing Professional Development.

Child Protection: An Introduction – Online Course

This 3 hour course covers the basics of children’s welfare and how to approach situations where you believe a child may be in a dangerous situation. The topics covered in this course include how to recognise possible child abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report concerns about a child and how to record what you have seen in reference to a child’s welfare.

Exploited (Polish Subtitles)

This is a free to access resource available through youtube and created by CEOP. the video is 18 minutes long and explores the issue of child sexual exploitation. The video shows how CSE takes place, there is also a second story running parallel with the CSE story, which shows how a typical healthy relationship develops. This video has polish subtitles

Exploited (Subtitled)

This is a free to access resource available through YouTube and created by CEOP. the video is 18 minutes long and explores the issue of child sexual exploitation. The video shows how CSE takes place, there is also a second story running parallel with the CSE story, which shows how a typical healthy relationship develops. This video is subtitled, for use for those who have a hearing impairment.

Same Risk, Different Gender

This 30 minutes video highlights the grooming and sexual exploitation of boys and young men. This resource aims to encourage professionals to make their practice more inclusive of, and more accessible to boys and young men. This resource also encourages professionals to make judgements about decisions based on risk indicators and warning signs, not gender.

Organisation

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Real Love Rocks – Professionals

Barnardo’s has been working with children and young people affected by child sexual exploitation for over twenty years and has become a leading children’s charity for research in the area. Barnardo’s presents Real Love Rocks, a resource for sharing specialist knowledge to support and equip professionals, to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation, grooming and what a healthy safe, consensual relationship is.

Child Sexual Exploitation

This webpage defines child sexual exploitation and opens up the dialogue about what child sexual exploitation is and Brook works to overcome this issue within society. The webpage itself links out to further resources that you may find useful if you are concerned about child sexual exploitation and what you can do to stop it.

Download

Child Sexual Exploitation Leaflet

This leaflet offers help and advice on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation in young people. It answers common questions such as; ‘what is child sexual exploitation?’, ‘what are push and pull factors?’, ‘How would I recognise if a child or young person was being sexually exploited?’ and gives a number of links on how to find help if you think you or someone you know is in that situation.

Boys are Sexually Exploited Too

The sexual exploitation of boys and young men is often unrecognised and unreported leading to a misconception that this issue applies only, or mainly, to girls. This leads to services being developed for, and geared towards, supporting girls and young women, making them exclusionary of and inaccessible to boys and young men. This guide from the charity Yorkshire Mesmac addresses the issues and barriers that boys and young men are facing when trying to access services for child sexual exploitation.

Research/report View all research / reports

Phoenix Education Guidance

This 11 page document outlines key prevention strategies that should be implemented in order to reduce the occurrence of child sexual exploitation. The guidance itself focuses on a whole school approach to tackling child sexual exploitation focusing on strong leadership all the way down to staff training for recognising the signs of child sexual exploitation. Included in the document are indicators and risk factors of child sexual exploitation that may be a useful checklist for those who are on the front line interacting with young people on a frequent basis.

If Only Someone had Listened

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, using powers of inquiry in the Children Act 2004, has undertaken a comprehensive two year Inquiry into the nature and extent of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in England. This Inquiry has been the most in-depth investigation of child sexual exploitation by gangs and groups in England.

Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Prevalence, Process, and Offender Characteristics

This review provides an overview of current knowledge and understanding of the process of sexual grooming and exploitation of children via the Internet. Specifically, the prevalence of online sexual grooming and exploitation is explored as well as associated challenges relating to the identification of its occurrence.

App / online service

Wud U? App

This app aims to look at situations where young people may be vulnerable to child sexual exploitation. It asks the young people to make choices in a variety of scenarios and discusses the outcomes of the decisions. Download this app for a quick and fun education about child sexual exploitation and how it affects more people than you think.

The Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit

The Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit supports practitioners to recognise how social environments and extra-familial relationships are relevant to safeguarding adolescents and the extent to which local responses are already contextual in nature. The audit toolkit is divided into five sections; introduction, getting started, collecting evidence, dissemination and application.

Online course View all online courses

Child Sexual Exploitation Knowledge and Practice Hub

Dr Helen Beckett and Emilie Smeaton have compiled a thorough educational package to provide an in depth education on the topic of child sexual exploitation. It covers topics such as the legal context of child sexual exploitation, indicators of child sexual exploitation and how to respond to peer based child sexual exploitation. This resources contains multi-faceted learning materials with online quizzes as well as reading materials.

Seen and Heard

The ‘Seen and Heard’ course from the NHS helps build your awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation and what you need to do so young people feel like they can disclose problems to you. At the heart of ‘Seen and Heard’ is an original drama following the experiences of Tyler, and the impact on his family. You will learn from Tyler’s story and the behaviours of those around him as he comes into contact with different services. Once you have completed the course, you will get a personalised certificate as part of your Continuing Professional Development.

Child Protection: An Introduction – Online Course

This 3 hour course covers the basics of children’s welfare and how to approach situations where you believe a child may be in a dangerous situation. The topics covered in this course include how to recognise possible child abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report concerns about a child and how to record what you have seen in reference to a child’s welfare.