The training workshops are interactive with opportunities to learn more about CSE through visual presentations, group work and discussions.

The training sessions can be delivered at varied times of the day or evening. All courses are delivered to meet the needs of participants. If you have any specific requirements, please get in touch.

Aim: To understand the complexities of Child Sexual Exploitation and Safeguarding and gain awareness of the vulnerabilities of children and young people and knowledge of how to interact, prevent and report.

Learning Objectives:

To gain knowledge and understanding of…

  • forms of exploitation
  • the process of grooming.
  • signs and indicators of abuse.
  • how children and young people can be vulnerable.
  • the significance of early intervention and disruption.
  • barriers to disclosure and safeguarding.
  • “reachable” and “critical” moments.
  • recognise, respond, report, and refer CSE issues.
  • the importance of building a trusted relationship.


Training can be offered to:

  • Professionals – Social Workers, Teachers, Early Intervention Workers, Specialist CSE Workers, Youth Workers, YOT, Probation, Police, Family Support Workers
  • VCFS – Voluntary Community and Faith Sector groups, including Sports clubs, Scouts, Guides, Church groups and Community Groups
  • Parents and Foster Carers

Training Delivery

Participants will understand the different forms of exploitation, the importance of early intervention and the significance of “reachable” and “critical” moments.


Almost 19,000 children have been identified as sexual exploitation victims in England according to the National Crime Agency.

The “Tackling child sexual abuse strategy” (Feb 2021) is the first of its kind outlining the Government’s vision for preventing, tackling, and responding to child sexual abuse in all its forms.

The strategy emphasises the need for everyone to play their part…

“across every part of Government, across all agencies, all sectors, charities, communities, technology companies and society more widely.” 

This training is for anyone significantly connected with children, young people and families who need to understand the issues of child sexual exploitation. Equally important is having a clear focus on protecting and safeguarding children and young people as part of the Government’s Disrupting exploitation approach.


Please contact me for further details.

If there is an issue you would like to address this can be discussed as part of a Bespoke Training package.

“Karen’s teaching style was accessible and engaging. She was very up to date with current events which gave a richness to her session. Aside from this, she was very approachable, humorous, and considerate”.

Commissioner, Barking and Dagenham, London

“Imperative information shared with practitioners, displaying vast knowledge   and experience.”

Principal Lecturer, Social Work, UCLan

“Karen was excellent in delivering this course”

Community Gateway Association

“Excellent, one of the best pieces of training I have completed in ages.”

Victim Support

“Enjoyed interacting with colleagues, the real-life examples and your style of delivery.”

MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) Birmingham Children’s Trust

“Thank you again and keep up the good work raising the profile of CSE. We need more people like you…”

ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence advisor)