Child sexual exploitation and modern day slavery (CPD course)

CPD: 6 points

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a high profile issue at present as can be seen from publication of the recent Serious Case Reviews from Rotherham and Oxford. All professionals and carers working with children should be aware of the potential for children to be sexually exploited and the underlying reasons for behaviour changes in children.

Learning objectives:

• Defining child sexual exploitation
• Indicators of CSE and grooming models
• Healthy relationships
• Vulnerabilities and opportunities
• An introduction to ‘My Dangerous Loverboy’
• Getting young people to identify they may be at risk and how to keep themselves safe
• Increasing young people’s awareness of environments
• When and how a risk assessment should be made
• How to support young people through and after experiences of sexual exploitation
• Resources

Modern Day Slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is designed to tackle slavery in the UK and consolidates previous offences relating to trafficking and slavery.

The course will aim to raise and have an awareness of Modern Day Slavery/Trafficking, which involves the exploitation of people/children who are coerced, deceived, forced into, or expected to accept, a life of abuse, servitude or inhumane and degrading treatment.

Learning objectives:

• To understand the different forms of Modern Day Slavery under the Modern Slavery Act 2015
• To understand the Government Strategy and legal framework for Modern Slavery Act 2016
• To understand how people become involved in slavery
• To identify locations and signs that indicates modern slavery
• To explore health impacts and work with survivors of modern slavery
• To explain the referral process and available resources

Course dates and booking:

See our list below for upcoming events and click on the course to book your space.

This course will run over two half-day courses.

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Who is this training suitable for?

This full day course is suitable for:

• Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocates (DAPA’s)
• Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors (IDVA’s)
• Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s)
• Community Workers/ Outreach Workers
• Housing Officers
• Social Workers
• Police
• Legal Professionals
• School Teachers
• Health Visitors and GP’s
• Therapists and Counsellors
• And other Professionals who work with survivors of abuse.


Women’s Aid members: £150
Non-members: £175

Trainer profile:

Bal Kaur Howard

Lead trainer and consultant

Bal has been advocating on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and BME women and men in domestic violence since 2008.

Bal was employed by Suffolk Constabulary for 7½ years as a Project & Performance Officer for Honour Based Violence (Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation) in a countywide Domestic Abuse Unit. For 3 years she was based within the CSE / Child Investigation Abuse Unit.

Bal has developed and delivers training for front-line practitioners in Health, Social Care, Police, Education and the voluntary sector throughout England and Wales in the subjects of Domestic Abuse, Modern Day Slavery and more.

Bal has been nominated twice at the IKWRO True Honour Awards (2012 & 2014).

Please note that submitting an application form will automatically generate an invoice so please only apply if you wish to attend the course.

If you have any questions please email: [email protected]

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