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Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation


Our Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation course has been designed for those working with children and adults to understand how to respond when you suspect, or are told of, sexual exploitation and which agencies can help the victims. The CPD approved online training course also helps learners support those who have experienced sexual exploitation when they are sharing their experiences.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 2-3 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 4 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This course provides information on dealing with both Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Adult Sexual Exploitation (ASE). Aimed at those who work with vulnerable individuals, it includes guidance on grooming, trafficking, consent and reporting.

This course combines information on both Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Adult Sexual Exploitation (ASE), both how they differ and what they have in common.

Individuals and professionals who need to understand how to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults who are at risk of being sexually exploited will benefit greatly from this training.

The aim of these modules is to give learners an awareness of what sexual exploitation is and how to identify it whilst also describing the best practice of how to safeguard those who are at risk.

This course covers a wide range of topics including:

  • The definition of both child and adult sexual exploitation (CSE and ASE)
  • Ways in which people can be sexually exploited, and vulnerability factors
  • Sexual offences
  • Sexual exploitation and consent
  • Indicator behaviours and signs
  • The impact of sexual exploitation
  • Risk assessments
  • Grooming and trafficking
  • Up to date information and statistics
  • Supporting victims of sexual abuse, whether a child, an adult, or an adult sharing experiences of abuse as a child
  • How to report instances of ASE and CSE.

The course also includes infographics, interactive scenarios and challenges to engage learners whilst giving them the ability to check their knowledge as the course proceeds.

There are also case studies within this training to help learners see how the lessons in this course can apply to a real-world scenario.

You will learn

  • Define what is meant by child and adult sexual exploitation, the differences, the relevant legislation and the offences involved
  • Explain the process and indicators of sexual exploitation, including risk factors that may make someone more vulnerable
  • Understand why consent is important and how it can be established
  • Outline how to respond when you suspect, or are told of, adult or child sexual exploitation and know which agencies can provide appropriate support to victims

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Teachers
  • Care workers
  • Support workers
  • Social workers
  • Hospital staff


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