Safeguarding Children and Young People from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 1.5 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 1 - 2 hours towards your CPD.

This e-learning course aims to increase awareness of the main issues around the sexual exploitation of children and young people. It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people during the course of their work.

This course raises awareness of the legislation and guidance that applies to vulnerable groups and how these policies can be applied in practice. The course explains risk assessments and vulnerability factors and outlines the roles of various agencies such as the police and social care so you know what your responsibility is.

This course includes scenarios to help you to think about what you would do in a given situation.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is aimed at individuals whose work brings them into contact with children and young adults. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course


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This course covers the following topics:

- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Overview
- Risk Assessment
- Roles and Responsibilities


Having completed the module learners 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 the elements of a good assessment
- 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 at risk of sexual exploitation

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