Sexual Exploitation


      Training, Presentations, Workshops tailored to meet the needs of

      agencies/organisations wishing to expand their knowledge of sexual

      exploitation.  This can also include all aspects of exploitation through

      prostitution but particularly street-based prostitution.


      Preventative work with young people. Sessions can be on an individual or group basis.


      Therapeutic sessions with individual young people who are being sexually

      exploited or at risk of becoming sexually exploited.


      This programme, which achieved the Healthy schools Quality Mark, can be delivered

      in a wide range of settings including schools.  I have delivered a prevention programme

      to Years 10/11 and 6th form Students for 12 years making contact with approximately 800 

      young people per year.


      I have also been responsible for the delivery of all sexual exploitation

      training within Doncaster including facilitating this training for the Youth Service and for

      Doncaster Safeguarding Board.


      In my role as Project Manager I was able to influence policy and practice

      on a local, regional and national level and recently accompanied a small

      delegation that was invited to attend the Council of Europe's Conference on

      the Campaign to End Sexual Violence Towards Children.


      I am vice chair of the National Working Group for Sexually Exploited and Trafficked

      Children and Young People (NWG) which aims to strengthen and consolidate

      the UK’s response to child sexual exploitation.  


      I am a Lay Member on Doncaster Safeguarding Children's Board and a key member of the CSE         and Communications subgroups.



Sexual Exploitation Training 

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.



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                                           Child Sexual Exploitation Training 




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


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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 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.


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The Background



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.