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Course name Child exploitation
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This course aims to provide an understanding of the issues and complexities associated with the exploitation of children and to explore professionals' roles and responsibilities to safeguard children where the risk is outside of the family home (ROTH).

The course has been designed to provide participants with an advanced understanding of the contexts, meanings and indicators of child exploitation. This will enable you to effectively contribute and understand your role in the multi-agency assessment of risk to safeguard children, and discuss the strategies and the management of risk, including effective disruption tactics. The course will also address both the sexual and criminal exploitation of children, gang activity, local lines and county lines.

Target audience

This course is relevant for those professionals who require specialist knowledge and skills in relation to safeguarding children who are at risk/victims of exploitation and risk outside of the home (ROTH).

Aims and objectives

  • Explore the definitions of both child sexual and child criminal exploitation.
  • Explore risk factors associated to children that may be at risk of exploitation.
  • Identify ways to improve practitioner’s observation, assessment and documentation of exploitation.
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of groups/gangs and recognise the increased risk for children associated with gangs and county lines.
  • Increase knowledge of the local picture and local resources available to support children affected by child exploitation.

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