Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) -PACE
Raising awareness of child sexual exploitation with parents and carers and helping them to recognise the signs of sexual exploitation and how to respond is key to protecting children at risk. According to a recent National survey, "78% of parents can't identify all the key signs of child sexual exploitation." (YouGov 2013).
The GSCB are promoting a resource for parents developed by Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) in partnership with the Safeguarding Children e-Academy, to produce this free resource, which assists parents in keeping children safe by helping them to:Know more about child sexual exploitation
- Know the signs and indicators of when a child might be being exploited
- Appreciate the impact child sexual exploitation can have on families
- Know what to do if you suspect a child might be at risk of this abuse
Feedback from parents
"It is very good at explaining not only the signs, but what to do if you suspect it is happening."
"I found it very informative, the voice over kept me focused, plenty of contact agencies for further information, help, advice and support. The course took just about the right length of time to complete and is parent friendly."
As part of the GSCB awareness raising campaign on the issues around Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), we continue to train a wide range of professionals through our specialist CSE Inter agency training course, all details available on our training pages. We have also reached out to over 9000 young people in schools with the drama production of 'Chelsea's Choice' which dramatically highlights the dangers of CSE to school age children.
The GSCB has launched a Kwango e-learning course for Protecting Children and Young People at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The course will help learners to:
- Understand the nature and scope of CSE
- Recognise its impact on children, young people and families
- Engage more effectively with vulnerable children and young people
- Know what to do if you suspect a child or young person is being sexually exploited
- Improve your response to CSE
- Promote effective partnership working with other agencies
To access this course, please follow the instructions on the previous E-Learning page