Child Sexual Exploitation multi-agency training for practitioners - Reviewed 2020
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Target Group / Level
This course is targeted to practitioners or volunteers in direct contact with children who contribute to assessments and multi-agency meetings including social workers, family support workers, adolescent and YOT workers and others that undertake direct work with young people at risk of exploitation.
Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and above for health professionals.
Note: Participants are expected to have attended the CSE awareness course or already have knowledge about issues that put children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation.
Course Overview/ Aim
This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge required to undertake or contribute to risk assessments, strategy meetings, Multi-Agency Child Sexual Exploitation (MASE) Panel and multi-agency planning to safeguard children and young people from sexual exploitation. It also covers statutory requirements, pan-London child protection procedures and the LSCB CSE practice toolkit.
By attending this course, participants will have:
- Improved skills to undertake risk assessments and be able to play an effective part in multi-agency strategy meetings and safety planning processes
- Improved their knowledge about what makes a child vulnerable to sexual exploitation and the methods to groom a child for sexual exploitation
- Shared best practice in the prevention and disruption of sexual exploitation and better understand their role in sharing intelligence with MASE partners
- Developed skills to communicate with children and young people who are at risk or have experienced CSE
- Improved their knowledge about statutory, pan-London and local procedures and how to apply these in practice
- Be better able to work in partnership with other agencies and understand how the MASE operational panel works and how to prepare information for the panel.