Child Sexual Exploitation Training

ESCB are offering free National Working Group membership to all partners. Find out how to access CSE NWG Gold Membership

In addition, the ESCB offers the following Child Sexual Exploitation training : 

This course is aimed at those people who have been identified by their organisation as the key contact for CSE. Attendees will have a key role within their organisation to raise awareness and disseminate information in relation to CSE. It is expected that all who attend will take responsibility for sharing the learning with their colleagues through briefing sessions and team meetings. There is an expectation that you will have completed a child sexual exploitation basic awareness course. You can access a basic awareness e-learning CSE package via the ESCB website.   

Cost to delegates: Free     

Application process: Before applying for this course you need to have read the ESCB role of the CSE Champion and agree with your line manager that you are going to be the CSE Champion for your organisation. The role can be found here. Delegates will also need to have completed a basic awareness course this can be accessed via ESCB National Working Group (NWG) Gold Membership  

Course Date and Booking Information


Thursday, 23 February 2017

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

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Venue details will be provided when your place is confirmed.

NB: There is no charge to delegates for these workshops, although there will be a £25 charge for non-attendance

CSE Champions Annual Forums
Following feedback and a review of the CSE Champions networking forums, ESCB are now going to offer CSE Champions the opportunity to attend one forum per year for an update and networking opportunity.Target audience: Anyone who has previously attended CSE Champions training will be invited to attend an annual forum which will be held twice a year in each quadrant.This year’s forums will focus on:
  • Opportunities for further learning locally and nationally
  • Learning from local multi-agency audits
  • Working with boys and young men 
  • Essex arrangements and the local picture

You can book your place on the next round of forums by following the links below, booking for the sessions to be held in November will be released in July. All forums run 9.30am-12.30pm; we will confirm the venue once we have confirmed your place. If you would like to attend the next round of forums please follow the link below:

The next forums will be in late 2017, bookings for these will commence in September 2017.

It is free to attend these forums however a charge of £25 will be applied if you fail to attend without notifying at least 48 hours in advance. The eight sessions throughout the year will have exactly the same content and although it is beneficial for you to attend a session in the quadrant you work in, it is not essential.

Additional updates and resources will be uploaded onto the ESCB website and you will also be sent the CSE e-bulletin quarterly so please ensure we have your up to date contact details.

CSE & Missing Basic Awareness Packages

ESCB have developed a child sexual exploitation basic awareness package and children missing package that can be delivered in team meetings and staff development sessions by the CSE champion or safeguarding lead.

Each package takes about 20 to 50 minutes to deliver (dependent on if the activities are used), there are facilitator notes suggested activities throughout the presentation.

CSE Basic Awareness Package

Sally’s story part 1 and part 2

Missing Children Basic Awareness Package 

If any of your team would like more information on CSE please look at the ESCB website. ESCB are able to offer free membership to NWG through their gold membership which will give you access to more a more in depth CSE e-learning package and lots of other resources.

See below to find out how to access NWG membership.

CSE NWG Gold Membership

ESCB have gold membership of NWG which enables ESCB to issue free membership to NWG for staff of the ESCB partners.

Membership of NWG provides access to a range of resources, publications, research and both subsidised and free learning and development opportunities in relation to child sexual exploitation and trafficking.  

Membership also provides access to a FREE NWG CSE Basic Awareness e-learning course for practitioners. The aim of the course is to increase confidence and awareness in recognising and responding appropriately to child sexual exploitation (see below for details of how to gain access to this course).

How to access NWG membership:

To become a member please click on the button below, and include the following information in the email;

  • Name
  • Job Role
  • Organisation/Agency

NWG Gold Membership

Your membership will then be issued (please check your junk mail folder if you do not receive a reply within two weeks of sending an email) and you can log in to When you access the site for the first time, please follow the instructions on the page.

NWG CSE Awareness E-Learning (funded by Comic Relief)

Access to the NWG CSE Awareness E-Learning Course is directly through the NWG website. If you would like to undertake the course:

1.    log in at and in the menu choose the e-learning (if this is your first time here please choose the ‘create an account’ option)

2.    Complete registration details and generate an individual password.  You must choose your organisation as ‘Essex Safeguarding Children Board as this is who your membership is registered under.

3.    Confirmation of your application is a manual task at NWG and operates during office hours only. NWG monitors the e-learning throughout the day but please allow a little time for your confirmation email to come through.

As part of ESCB's evaluating and monitoring role, NWG will provide us with a list of all those who have completed the e-learning course and we will send you a follow up survey to measure the effectiveness of the course.

SET CSE Toolbox Online Training

Cost to participants: Free

Target audience:  All staff and volunteers in contact with children, young people and their families in Essex

Aim: To support staff and increase confidence in undertaking the new CSE Risk and Vulnerabilities Assessment contained within the Toolbox

How to access this course: Click on the button below. Please include the following details in your email:

  • Name
  • Job Role
  • Organisation /Agency

  • SET CSE Toolbox Online Training

    CSE Basic Awareness E-Learning for Parents and Carers

    Cost to participants:  Free

    The Course: Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) and the Safeguarding Children e-Academy have teamed up to provide this short (20-30mins) online course designed for parents and carers. It is often hard to tell the difference between difficult teenage behaviour and the signs of sexual exploitation. The more information you have about the dangers and risks that children may face the better equipped you’ll be to keep them safe. Register for this free online course here.

    CSE Boys & Young Men

    This course is provided by Essex Social Care Academy (ESCA). Details on this flyer. Please note booking needs to be completed via LEARN system.