Expert child sexual abuse and exploitation training
We provide training and consultation services on all aspects of child protection and safeguarding, risk management, sexual offending and child sexual abuse and exploitation.
Our training helps organisations, including professionals, volunteers and others working with children and families to learn about child sexual abuse and safeguarding children.
Our training team will work closely with you to ensure your individual or organisational requirements are met.
Details of upcoming training dates are updated regularly - if you don't see what you're looking for, please get in touch to register your interest for any of our courses.
For more information and to discuss your training requirements, email our training coordinator or call 01527 406912.
Please note that these contact details are only for those interested in discussing professional training. For all other calls, contact our confidential helpline on 0808 1000 900 or use our secure messaging service.
Our training leaflet provides a full overview of our child sexual abuse and exploitation training sessions.
Training for every sector
Our experienced trainers work with a range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations including, but not limited to:
- local authorities
- local safeguarding children's boards
- police and other law enforcement agencies
- schools, colleges and universities
- health services
- fostering and adoption services
- faith communities
- therapeutic services
- youth services
- community and membership organisations such as Girl Guides or Scouts
- residential care units
- children's homes
- voluntary and community groups
Tailored child protection training
Whilst all the training we deliver includes practical exercises supported by research - we only deliver training which will benefit you, your organisation and your staff, so we work with you to create a package tailored to your context and your needs. Our packages are compiled so that attendees can immediately implement what they have learned into their working practice.
Training opportunities for schools
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is now offering training for secondary school staff and parents. The training focuses on the prevention of harmful sexual behaviour by young people both online and offline. Find out more and enquiry for your school via our upcoming training page.
Inform Young People programme - training for delivery
We are offering training for UK-based organisations specialising in youth services to help them prevent technology assisted harmful sexual behaviour amongst young people. The training will familiarise participants with our Inform Young People programme, that is designed for adolescents in trouble with the police, their school or college for engaging in technology assisted harmful sexual behaviour. The course will equip professionals to deliver the programme to young people they work with. This course is free to attend, find out more and book via our upcoming training page.
TRAINING RECOMMended by others
This is some of the positive feedback we've received following recent training courses:
"Thought provoking - encouraged self-reflection on my own opinions and judgements - had a very practical focus so could easily be directly applied to my job."
“Fantastic training. I have asked service manager if this training can be rolled out to the wider team. I enjoyed hearing from a clearly really insightful, knowledgeable, experienced trainer who was open to hear from others and respond in depth to even slightly off tangent questions”
“Good mix of listening and group work. All chance to feedback and contribute. All valued. Mentimenter is a FANTASTIC resource! Never seen this used before, its great! Been on many courses around sexual abuse but this gave a fresh perspective which was good”
Child sexual abuse and exploitation training subject areas
We cover a range of subject areas, some of which are listed below. For further details on any of the below courses or to discuss your training requirements, email our training coordinator or call 01527 406 912.
- Understanding men who sexually abuse children
- Understanding and preventing online child sexual abuse
- Promoting positive pathways for young people who exhibit harmful sexual behaviour
- Assessing the protective skills of mothers, partners and adult carers
- Safer recruitment in education settings
- Safer recruitment training for all organisations that work with children and young people
- Safer recruitment in education settings - refresher day
- Safer recruitment trainer programme
Does your work bring you into contact with someone who committed child sexual abuse? Do you need to know more to safely assess and manage their potential risk?
The prevention of child sexual abuse requires effective practice in the assessment, treatment and management of adults who sexually abuse children and potential adults who sexually abuse children. Our training helps you to understand the causes and indicators of child sexual abuse, combining viewpoints on sexual abuse within the family, and wider perspectives on the impact of the internet and concerns around child sexual exploitation.Read More
Do you need to know more about people who sexually abuse children on the internet and the risks they pose? Are people who have sexually abuse children online a direct risk to children?
The rise in the number of individuals known to be accessing child sexual abuse material on the internet and contacting children for sexual purposes online offers new and substantial challenges to those working in child or public protection. Our training offers professionals who have direct responsibility for the assessment and management of or work with people who have sexually abused a child online, an opportunity to consider those issues, and how those threats might be addressed and managed.Read More
Do you work with young people who exhibit harmful sexual behaviour? Do you have concerns about the sexual behaviour of young people you care for?
Research suggests that about one third of child sexual abuse is carried out by other children and young people. Professionals and carers must ensure they have the knowledge to see the signs and take appropriate action. Our tailor-made training sessions help you gain the skills to recognise the spectrum of sexual behaviour in children and young people. You will learn how to distinguish between age expected behaviours and those which raise concern. And be provided with tools to respond appropriately to young people who exhibit harmful behaviours.Read More
Do you work with non-offending partners of people who have commited contact child sexual abuse? Or with the families of those who have offended online?
Working with non-offending partners is a crucial element of child protection. Where child sexual abuse has occurred, a key question about non-abusing family members can be 'did they know?' In making decisions about a child's safety, we must also consider carers' ability to protect the child and ask 'will they be safe in future?'. Our tailor-made training sessions help you gain the skills to assess a carer's strengths and weaknesses in relation to future protection. We develop understanding of the context for non-abusing parents or carers and the effect of denial, both in someone who has sexually abused a child and carers. And we help you consider your own beliefs and responses when assessing non-abusing parents.Read More
Do you recruit staff or volunteers into state schools, private schools, academies or colleges? Would you benefit from safer recruitment training to meet your safeguarding obligations?
Schools and education settings share with others a duty to safeguard the children in their care. Implementing safer recruitment practices is one way of discharging this safeguarding obligation. You will gain the skills to ensure that safeguarding is at the heart of your recruitment decisions and comply with relevant statutory guidance.Read More
Do you recruit staff or volunteers to work with children and young people? Would you benefit from increased safeguarding skills and confidence in recruiting people safely?
Organisations that work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them, have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare. If you recruit staff or volunteers to work with children or young people we can help increase your skills and confidence to ensure you recruit the right people, safely.Read More
Do you recruit staff or volunteers into state schools, private schools, academies or colleges? Have you completed training to become a safer recruitment trainer in the past but not delivered the training for an extended period? Would you benefit from a day's refresher training? Would you like to re-familiarise yourself with current materials?
Retaining your skills and confidence with the up-to-date exercises and materials is a key element in retaining your accredited status as a safer recruitment trainer, and in ensuring schools and other settings receive good quality safer recruitment training to protect children and prevent abuse.Read More
Do you recruit staff or volunteers into schools, academies or colleges? Would you or your organisation benefit from you becoming an accredited safer recruitment trainer, able to train others?
Acquiring skills and confidence with the up-to-date exercises and materials is a key element in obtaining your accredited status as a safer recruitment trainer, and in ensuring schools and other settings receive good quality safer recruitment training to protect children, prevent abuse and meet their safeguarding obligations.Read More
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