Child Sexual Exploitation
The Child Sexual Exploitation e-learning resource and training film below have been developed to help health services staff to understand and help children and young people who are at risk or who may be affected by child sexual exploitation. The online learning tool, developed by Brook and funded by the Department of Health, will help healthcare staff in preventing, identifying and responding to child sexual exploitation.
Spotting the signs of child sexual exploitation
This training film was produced by Health Education England, in association with the Department of Health, and with the support of healthcare professions, to help health and community staff identify the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in vulnerable young people. It features scenarios involving a young person at risk, presenting with the warning signs of CSE, and the voice of a real-life victim who talks about her experiences with a CSE gang. The film provides practical advice on what to do if any professional working in the healthcare system suspects a patient or person in their care is at risk, how to help them and alert the appropriate agencies, reporting any suspicious activity that could cause CSE harm. Please view and share this resource with your healthcare professional networks, and support the ongoing #stopCSE campaign.
Seen and Heard: e-learning for Child Sexual Abuse Awareness
The Department of Health and national charity The Children’s Society have worked together to develop an interactive e-learning course designed to help healthcare staff spot the signs of child sexual abuse and exploitation. One hour of your time could make a vital difference to a child’s whole life. The online course was developed with children and young people based on their experiences and features powerful drama about a young boy called Tyler. The course will give you the skills to know what to look for when you come into contact with a child or young person. Watch the CSA awareness film by selecting the screenshot below.