E-learning Course for Health Professionals Child Sexual Exploitation
1 in 20 children in the UK has been sexually abused. Many of these young people wanted to disclose their abuse at the time - but didn’t feel like they could. Sadly, too often the signs that children and young people are being sexually abused or exploited are being missed because healthcare professionals don’t know what to look for.
To combat this problem the Department of Health and leading national charity The Children’s Society in partnership with NHS England have developed an engaging and interactive eLearning course. This is designed to enable all healthcare workers to spot the signs of child sexual abuse and exploitation, and help them create an environment where young people are more likely to disclose.
This Child Sexual Exploitation e-learning introduction module has been specifically designed for Health Professionals and is a mandatory pre-requisite for anyone who wants to attend Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board’s, CSE face to face training or for anyone wishing to learn more about CSE as part of their role. The course should take approximately 60 minutes to complete and has a pause facility, so you can go back and continue the module at any time.
- To highlight the warning signs and indicators of CSE.
- Recognise the indicators and warning signs associated with CSE.
- Understand the impact of CSE on the child and their family.
- Understand the attitude of victims of CSE and strategies to engage with children at risk of exploitation.
Taking the course is easy, just visit seenandheard.org.uk once you’ve completed the eLearning module, you can also sign up to become a Seen and Heard champion and spread the word about the course to others.
NHS England is supporting the training and ask that you make time to take the course.