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Child Exploitation

It is crucial that those who work with children are aware of the signs and symptoms of child exploitation and what to do when a case is suspected. There are many forms of child sexual exploitation and it is extremely challenging to deal with. The child exploitation training includes challenges, interactive scenarios and resource downloads.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 1-2 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 5 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Child sexual exploitation is a form of child abuse that is defined as an individual or group that coerces manipulates or deceives a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity. This can be for something the victim wants or needs or it can be for a financial advantage to the perpetrator.

This training has been designed for those working with vulnerable children or young people and covers the effects and impacts of sexual exploitation of children. Through up to date information on CSE, learner challenges and scenarios for an interactive learning experience.

Ensuring you can identify the signs and symptoms of child sexual exploitation is crucial for anyone working with children. This topic is extremely challenging to deal with as there are a vast number of potential scenarios and the signs of abuse might not be clear.

This child sexual exploitation online training has been designed for all those working with vulnerable children and gives both information and guidance on sexual exploitation. It covers the following topics: 

  • Definition of child sexual exploitation
  • Who are the perpetrators?
  • Ways in which children and young people can be sexually exploited
  • Up to date information and numbers on child protection and sexual exploitation in the UK
  • ‘Going missing’, and other factors for vulnerability
  • Indicator behaviours and signs, and the Push Pull Effect
  • The impact of sexual exploitation on children and young people
  • The cycle of risk
  • Risk assessment
  • Grooming of children for sexual exploitation
  • Human trafficking

This child sexual exploitation online course also includes challenges for learners to check their understanding as the course proceeds, case studies showing abuse, an interactive scenario and free resource downloads including printable risk assessments.

You will learn

  • Identify what child sexual exploitation is and how it happens
  • Demonstrate what to do if you identify a child to be a Section 17 or Section 47 risk
  • Define human trafficking
  • Assess the threat of online grooming
  • Summarise the process of grooming

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Pastoral workers
  • Healthcare workers
  • Social workers
  • Councillors

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.