Sexual Exploitation Training for 2015
Dates to be confirmed
This course is aimed at all those wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding of child sexual exploitation. It is particularly relevant to practitioners and policy makers working with children and young people.
Child Sexual Exploitation Training
OUTLINE OF THE DAY
Morning Session: To include slides and group work
- · CSE background and historical context
- · National Picture
- · Online /Social Media Risks
- · Risk Indicators/Vulnerability factors
- · Boys and Young Men
- · Case Studies and The Law
Afternoon Session: DVD, slides and group work
- · My Dangerous Loverboy DVD
- · Grooming – 4 Stages
- · Say Something if You See Something
- · Trafficking
- · Gangs
- · Referral Pathways and Risk Assessment Tool
This programme allows for flexibility according to needs of participants
The course is expected to run from 9.30 am – 4.00 pm with a morning, lunch and afternoon break.
Cost: £50 per person
Marilyn Haughton has 23 years experience as a practitioner and Manager of a nationally acclaimed project in Doncaster (Streetreach) that worked with adults involved in prostitution and with sexually exploited children and young people. From 1999 – 2009 she also delivered a prevention programme in schools to Years 10, 11 and 6th form around prostitution and sexual exploitation and this was awarded the Healthy Schools Quality Mark. Marilyn is also a lay member of Doncaster Safeguarding Board, is a key member of various CSE sub groups and is a Board member of the National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People www.nationalnetwork.org). For the past 4 years she has been the trainer for the monthly CSE Multi-Agency Safeguarding Programme and key member of Doncaster’s Sexual Exploitation Forum.
Since leaving Streetreach in 2010 she has acted as a consultant in Doncaster and other parts of the UK for all areas of work around CSE including key note speaker at conferences. She delivers Oxford’s CSE training and Barnsley Safeguarding CSE course and also their Becoming Culturally Competent course. Marilyn has been a counsellor for 23 years and left Streetreach in 2010 to work in her own private practice (clever conversations) as a counsellor and a supervisor. She also provides non-counselling supervision to staff working in the Domestic Violence unit, Drugs Team, Alcohol Team, and Family Crisis Intervention Team. June 2013 – June 2014 she was the senior counsellor coordinator for Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Services and set up and facilitated the Survivors Group.
The sexual exploitation of children and young people is a form of sexual abuse. It is not new. What is new is the level of awareness of the extent and scale of the abuse and of the increasingly different ways in which perpetrators sexually exploit children and young people. Professor Alexis Jay’s enquiry into historical child sexual exploitation in Rotherham identified failures on the part of care professionals and those working in the criminal justice system to recognise that some children and young people were at risk or victims of child sexual exploitation. (estimate of 1,400 children).
Child sexual exploitation is one of the most challenging safeguarding issues faced by society today. It effects boys and girls from all communities and is perpetrated by adults, both male and female, from all communities. Experience tells us that it is only by parents, professionals and communities working together and by good front-line practice that such abuse can be most successfully tackled.
Child sexual exploitation can have a devastating impact on the social integration, economic well-being and life chances of young people. Difficulties faced by victims of child sexual exploitation include isolation from family and friends, teenage parenthood, failing examinations or dropping out of education altogether, unemployment, mental health problems, suicide attempts, alcohol and drug addiction, aggressive behaviour and criminal activity. Child sexual exploitation can also have a profoundly damaging effect on families and communities
Prevention and Protection is strengthened by early identification of those children and young people at risk of, or involved in, child sexual exploitation, leading to safeguarding measures that protect them from those that seek to abuse. It requires the full commitment of statutory agencies, the voluntary sector and wider communities to make child sexual exploitation everyone’s business.
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