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In light of recent high profile developments in this important area of child protection, we have updated this awareness-raising course to reflect the latest research, governmental guidance and best practice. The course has been developed in Partnership with Just Whistle, PACE, Bradford and Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Boards.
You will find up to date information on:
- The National Action Plan for Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation
- Human Trafficking
- The Grooming Process
- Missing Children and Young People
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection
An overview of relevant legislation including:
- Missing Children and Adults Strategy
- Call to End Violence Against Woman and Girls Action Plan
- Taking Action the Next Chapter
As well as the relevant legislation and guidance that applies to vulnerable groups and how these policies can be applied in practice, it explains risk assessments and key vulnerability factors whilst covering the roles of various agencies such as the police and social care so you know what your responsibilities are. The training material also includes scenarios to help you to think about what you would do in a real world situation.
Having completed the online training and assessment you will:
- Have an awareness of the background to child sexual exploitation, including definitions, the key legislation and guidance and research findings.
- Understand the risk assessment process, including which elements create are used to create thorough document.
- Know the categories of risk and what vulnerability factors to look for when undertaking an assessment.
- Have a basic knowledge of the responsibilities of the key agencies involved in helping children that are being, or at risk of being, sexually exploited.
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Risk Assessment
- Roles and Responsibilities
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
Individuals whose work brings them into contact with children and young adults.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
How it Works
This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.
You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.
The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.
Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course
The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.
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