Understand more about your role and responsibilities in keeping the children in your life safe from harm
Children are becoming at risk of sexual exploitation at an alarming rate across the UK. In 2016, it was reported that over 4,000 London children were ‘at risk of sexual exploitation’. The perpetrators can be people whom the children already know or the exploitation can result from online sources.
The best way in which to keep the children in your life safe from this type of exploitation is to be armed with as much knowledge as possible. Understanding how and why exploitation occurs, as well as who is most likely to be targeted, is the first step in preventing it from happening to your loved ones or children in your care.
This course goes into detail regarding child sexual exploitation. We begin by giving you a brief introduction to the topic, including a definition of the term and specific examples.
Next, we talk about how child sexual exploitation occurs, including the warning signs that you should look for and the behaviour patterns displayed by those who are most likely to start grooming children.
We then discuss the reactions that children have to being exploited.
Finally, we review the best practices for responding to and reporting allegations of sexual abuse or exploitation.
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