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Understanding, identifying and responding to Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Tue, 8 Oct 2024

Virtual, Online

This masterclass covers a breadth of issues which will give you knowledge, awareness and understanding of child sexual abuse and exploitation to enhance good practice and contribute towards increased confidence in addressing safeguarding issues.

“There were 102,000 child sexual abuse offences reported for England and Wales for the year ending March 2023 with 16,000 children facing sexual exploitation every year.”

The Home Office Impact Assessment October 2023

A new report from the police’s Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme sets out a detailed picture or reported Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSAE) crimes across England and Wales and Ian Critchley QPM and NPCC lead Child Abuse Protection and Investigation emphasised the importance of a “collaborative effort and requires police, partners and the public to work together to prevent harm, pursue offenders and protect children in a changing world”. (CSAE Analysis Jan 2024)

The Government document, The Criminal exploitation of children, young people, and vulnerable adults; County lines (Oct 2023) is an important read. It is significant when considering the vulnerabilities of children and young people and our understanding of child criminal and child sexual exploitation as part of the spidery network of connectivity of abuse and exploitation.

This training is informative, interactive, and impactful. You will gain a wider radar approach to understanding child sexual exploitation and the issues connected to this form of abuse.

Anyone working with children, young people, and families. People within social care, education, youth justice, probation services, children’s homes, health services, housing organisations, sports organisations, and voluntary community and faith sectors.


  • To understand the definition of child sexual exploitation and the connection with child criminal exploitation and human trafficking.

  • To understand the process of grooming and the different ways perpetrators can access children and young people.

  • To understand what makes children and young people vulnerable.

  • To gain an overview of child sexual offences and legislation.

Karen Livesey is a Director and Trainer with No Whispers Community Interest Company. The company delivers training and awareness in child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, county lines and safeguarding.Karen is a qualified teacher, youth worker and experienced trainer. She began her professional career as a Primary school teacher in London before becoming an Advanced Practitioner for Lancashire Youth and Community Service, a post she held for 26 years. During this time, she was involved in many cases related to exploitation and abuse and she pursued specialist training and professional development in child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, safeguarding, modern slavery, and human trafficking. For the past eight years Karen has worked at a national level as an Associate Trainer for Talking Life Training and an As and When Trainer for Barnardo’s Training and Consultancy. She was the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Co-ordinator for Myerscough FE College and a North Regional Advisor for Barnardo’s National Counter Trafficking Centre.Karen is a finalist as part of the IWA – Inspirational Women Award sponsored by Lancashire Life and Cheshire Life magazine and within the top 3 women “Whose contribution to society makes a substantial difference to the lives of others”.

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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