Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation

Our Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation course has been designed for those working with children and adults to understand how to respond when you suspect, or are told of, sexual exploitation and which agencies can help the victims. The CPD approved online training course also helps learners support those who have experienced sexual exploitation when they are sharing their experiences.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 2-3 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 4 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This course provides information on dealing with both Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Adult Sexual Exploitation (ASE). Aimed at those who work with vulnerable individuals, it includes guidance on grooming, trafficking, consent and reporting.

This course combines information on both Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Adult Sexual Exploitation (ASE), both how they differ and what they have in common.

Individuals and professionals who need to understand how to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults who are at risk of being sexually exploited will benefit greatly from this training. 

The aim of these modules is to give learners an awareness of what sexual exploitation is and how to identify it whilst also describing the best practice of how to safeguard those who are at risk. 

This course covers a wide range of topics including:

  • The definition of both child and adult sexual exploitation (CSE and ASE) 
  • Ways in which people can be sexually exploited, and vulnerability factors 
  • Sexual offences
  • Sexual exploitation and consent
  • Indicator behaviours and signs
  • The impact of sexual exploitation 
  • Risk assessments
  • Grooming and trafficking
  • Up to date information and statistics
  • Supporting victims of sexual abuse, whether a child, an adult, or an adult sharing experiences of abuse as a child 
  • How to report instances of ASE and CSE. 

The course also includes infographics, interactive scenarios and challenges to engage learners whilst giving them the ability to check their knowledge as the course proceeds. 

There are also case studies within this training to help learners see how the lessons in this course can apply to a real-world scenario.

You will learn

  • Define what is meant by child and adult sexual exploitation, the differences, the relevant legislation and the offences involved
  • Explain the process and indicators of sexual exploitation, including risk factors that may make someone more vulnerable
  • Understand why consent is important and how it can be established
  • Outline how to respond when you suspect, or are told of, adult or child sexual exploitation and know which agencies can provide appropriate support to victims

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Teachers
  • Care workers
  • Support workers
  • Social workers
  • Hospital staff

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

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    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.