Child Sexual Exploitation Online Course

Child Sexual Exploitation Online Course


Course Description  

Child sexual abuse and exploitation are forms of child abuse, with a child being defined as anybody less than eighteen years of age. It is complex and can show itself in many different ways.


Child sexual abuse and exploitation can be inflicted by individuals from all areas of society and can be targeted at boys, girls, older and younger children. These can come from stable and well-off homes as well as from less-advantaged backgrounds, in both urban and rural communities.


The vast majority of children grow up safe from harm. The Barnardo's report, 'Puppet on a string: The urgent need to cut children free from sexual exploitation', published in January 2011, emphasised that children are being sexually exploited and that this appalling form of child abuse is more prevalent than most people imagine.


Course Objectives

  1. Describe the key issues linked to child sex abuse and exploitation
  2. Explain the key principles linked to human trafficking, the grooming process and missing children
  3. Discuss the relevant legislation relating to child sex abuse and exploitation
  4. Describe the responsibilities of key agencies involved in helping children that are being, or at risk of being, sexually abused or exploited
  5. Define child sexual abuse and exploitation and use knowledge of the age appropriate sexual knowledge and behaviours of children to recognise the indicators of and potential for child sexual abuse and exploitation
  6. Discuss the impact of child sexual abuse and exploitation on the Child Protection Training
  7. Know how to prevent child sexual abuse and manage the situation of disclosure


 How does it work ?   


Beginning with Module 1, read through each module carefully, and at your own pace, ensuring that you have understood and absorbed its content. On completing a module,  you will attempt to answer the corresponding questionnaire for that module. 


Each questionnaire is presented in a multiple choice format; simply select the answer you believe is correct and click on the ‘Next’ button.


Your score for each questionnaire appears as soon as you have completed the last question. If you have attained the pass criteria of 70%, you can move on to the next module.


You have 1 attempt to pass each questionnaire; if you fail to reach 70% per questionnaire, you may still access and complete other parts of the program but will need to repeat the programme again (at an extra cost to you) in order to receive your course certificate.


To complete the programme, you must work through all the modules, as well as attain the pass criteria for that programme.  You may exit the programmes at any point and return later, when you log back in the programme, you will automatically be returned to the place you left off.


On completion of the programme, you will automatically be sent an email confirming your pass or failure status, along with appropriate instructions as to what to do next.


In this programme we use children and young people interchangeably. There are variations in terminology, legislation, guidance and practice relating to child protection in the different nations of the UK. However, the principles are broadly the same and this programme is intended to be relevant to all those whose work (paid or unpaid) brings them into contact with children and young people. For nation-specific information, you will find it useful to visit the websites listed at the end of module four. 




It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.  Upon completion you will be emailed a course certificate valid for 3 years.


All our courses are in line with the latest government legislation and guidance including "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013" (Groups 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8) and are fully compliant with local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) requirements. They are compliant with the children's workforce development council (CWDC) induction module 6, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Section 11 of the Children Act 2004, section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship, Immigration Act 2009 and the General Dental Council (GDC)


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