Child Sexual Exploitation Training

ESCB are offering free NWG membership to all staff of ESCB partners and members. Find out how to access CSE NWG Gold Membership.

More information on becoming a CSE Champion

ESCB has the following Child Sexual Exploitation learning and development opportunities:  

Countywide Child Sexual Exploitation project: Chelsea’s Choice - September & October 2017

Essex County Council's Youth Strategy Groups and partners have jointly commissioned a countywide CSE project for professionals and community leaders working with young people.

This FREE training opportunity will be run at locations across the county and will raise awareness of:

  • ‘The Warning Signs of CSE’
  • The journey that young people may have been on that has resulted in them being exploited – a journey that can all too easily make it seem as though they have ‘made their own choices’ and can leave them not seeing themselves as victims and fighting against any intervention

For course dates and locations, and to book, follow the link below:

Child Sexual Exploitation Learning and Development Standards 

ESCB has developed new guidance setting out standards for organisations and their staff in relation to CSE learning and development.

It outlines expectations from ESCB on the level of CSE training needed for those working with children, young people and their families.

Access the CSE Learning and Development Standards

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 has gold membership of NWG, and through this, are able to offer free NWG membership to staff of ESCB partners and members. This will give you access to 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 ESCB partners and members.

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 further below on how to gain access to this course).

How to access NWG membership:

To become a member, please email and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Job Role
  • Organisation/Agency

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.    Login 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: Please email with the following details:

  • Name
  • Job Role
  • Organisation /Agency

  • 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.