Study type: 
Group study,
Self study

Sexual Exploitation and Grooming

Raise staff awareness and develop a whole-school approach to tackling exploitation and grooming.

How to use this course

This course is made up of 2 units which can be delivered to all staff members.

Each unit lasts between 1 and 2 hours, and can be delivered either separately across a number of sessions or together to form a training day.

You can choose from self-study or 'download and deliver' options on the unit pages.

Teachers, school staff, parents and other agencies working with children need a greater awareness of the risks of sexual exploitation. Schools have a vital role to play in the identification and support of children who are at risk of grooming or sexual exploitation. This course offers staff, volunteers and governors the opportunity to increase their understanding of sexual exploitation and develop a whole-school approach to identification and support.

The course will:

  • raise awareness of sexual exploitation and the grooming process
  • enable staff to identify key warning signs and know what to do if exploitation or grooming is suspected
  • explain the roles of multi-agency safeguarding partners
  • show how to use an information-gathering tool to inform an appropriate response to concerns
  • explain how to make a detailed and well-informed referral about sexual exploitation or grooming to children’s social care.

Written by Ann Raymond, author of the highly acclaimed Child Protection and Safeguarding Handbook for Schools, the course will raise whole-staff awareness as well as providing in-depth activities for staff in child protection roles.