Understanding Gangs and Exploitation from a Child’s Perspective

“The sexual exploitation of children and young people has been identified throughout the UK, in both rural and urban areas, and in all parts of the world. It affects boys and young men as well as girls and young women. It robs children of their childhood and can have a serious long-term impact on every aspect of their lives, health and education. It damages the lives of families and carers and can lead to family break-ups.”  (Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation DCSF 2009)

Who is it for?

All DSCP training promotes that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. As such this course is relevant for practitioners and managers across the range of adult and children’s services and is particularly relevant for all practitioners who work with teenaged young people and their families and carers

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session attendees will:

  • Recognise the types of Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Understand the vulnerabilities that an abuser uses to gain control of a young person
  • Respond appropriately to a young person and refer appropriately assessing risk
  • Have increased awareness of the internet as a tool of exploitation

A certificate of attendance will be auto-generated and received on completion of the evaluation form. Therefore it is vital that you complete this as this is the only method you will receive a certificate of attendance.

DSCP Training Charging Policy

DSCP maintain a charging policy and the aim of the policy is to manage the demand on the multi-agency training programme delivered to ensure it is fairly accessed. It is also a reflection of the resources required to deliver the partnerships multi-agency training programme and the cost associated with non-attendees.

Training is currently offered to agencies of the partnership including all Early Years Providers. Private and for-profit organisations who do not come into these categories, will be charged £30 per person per half day course.

Cancellation/No-Attendance Policy (The implementation of this is at the discretion of the DSCP)

If you need to change or cancel your booking it is vital that you email DSCPTraining@durham.gov.uk at the earliest opportunity so that this place can be offered to others and to avoid any charges that may be incurred.

eLearning/Training ProgrammeCharge
Partner Agency including all Early Years Providers, Voluntary and Charitable OrganisationsFree
Non-partners/private/for-profit agencieseLearning
£30 registration fee which allows access to all courses

Virtual/face to face
£30 per person per half day course except Trauma Informed Approaches which is £95 per full day
Bespoke Training
(face to face or virtual)
£300 half day
£500 full day (payable by all agencies)


Friday 12 May 20231.30pm - 4.30pmMicrosoft Teams
Friday 6 October 20239.00am-12pmMicrosoft Teams
Friday 1 December 202312pm-3.30pmMicrosoft Teams
Friday 2 February 20241.30pm-4.30pmMicrosoft Teams


Sep 27 2021


1:30 pm - 4:30 pm




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