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.
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.
How to access NWG membership:
To become a member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Job Role
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 www.nwgnetwork.org. When you access the site for the first time, please follow the instructions on the page.
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 email@example.com with the following details:
CSE Basic Awareness E-Learning for Professionals, 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.
Child Sexual Exploitation - Advanced Level Training
Target audience: This course is aimed at those people who are working directly with children and young people, and their managers.
This is a CPD accredited course.
Course pre-requisites: This is an advanced level training course and therefore delegates will need to already have a good baseline knowledge of CSE and its complexities- this should include an awareness of missing and the complexities of consent along with an understanding of the impact of CSE and how this may manifest
By the end of the course delegates will be able to;
- Identify and apply to practice the skills needed to ensure the rights of the child underpin the work we do.
- Recognise and describe how sexualised images and material can impact the lives of young people today. -
- Recognise when victim blaming occurs and have confidence in our practice to challenge this discrimination.
- Demonstrate good practice when arranging and facilitating meetings involving young people and their parents or carers.
- Explain what self blame is and how this effects young people and their emotional wellbeing.
- Define trauma and describe how it might manifest.
- Recognise ways in which we can develop our practice through the consideration of different models of working with trauma.
- Delegates will use a case study along with their knowledge and practice to analyse and question the case study in order to make an assessment and to plan how they might intervene and disrupt child sexual exploitation
Cost to participants:
ESCB Charging and Cancellation policy has been updated, please read before you book your course.
Please note that late notice cancellations and non-attendance at courses will incur a charge, you will need to complete payment information upon booking the course, this information will only be used if you cancel your place with less than 15 working days’ notice or do not attend on the day.
Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Service (ECVYS) members are able to attend at a reduced price
All other Voluntary/Charity Organisations
Health/Police/Probation services/Local government, schools and community interest companies
Private, independent and profit-making organisations