Child Sexual Exploitation - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Department of Health
  • Brook

About the Child Sexual Exploitation programme

The Child Sexual Exploitation elearning 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: elearning for Child Sexual Abuse Awareness

The Department of Health and national charity The Children’s Society have worked together to develop an interactive elearning 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.

More information

Further resources and learning tools on CSE are available online:

Combatting CSE toolkit designed for health professionals to help them identify children who are at risk of or have been sexually abused

Open access session

Please note that if you access the content below, you will not have to log in but your activity will not be tracked and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the elfh Hub.

  • Combating CSE

    This elearning session provides an introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation for all clinical and non-clinical healthcare staff.

How to access

In order to access the Child Sexual Exploitation programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Child Sexual Exploitation programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Child Sexual Exploitation programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Child Sexual Exploitation programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

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