Child Exploitation

Please find below a variety of podcasts, e-learning, recorded training, guidance and presentations in relation to child exploitation


Criminal exploitation with Rebecca Weaver by Safeguarding Days

A specialist criminal exploitation worker with Barnardo’s talks about developing a programme of proactive intervention and support for Children & Young People at risk of exploitation. This podcast is 28 minutes.

Click here to listen to this podcast

Cultural barriers to disclosing child sexual abuse by Farrer & Co Race Equality Taskforce

Important questions raised around the issues of disclosing abuse in minority communities, and examining what needs to change to protect those at risk. This podcast is 39 minutes.

Click here to listen to the podcast

Child Sexual Abuse Material: It's not too big a problem to solve

Access to Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) has more than doubled globally during the COVID-19.

Pixels from a crime scene: it's not too big a problem to solve by Internet Watch Foundation features the story of online child sexual abuse through the words of victims, those working to eradicate it, law enforcement, internet companies and even perpetrators.

Click here for access to the podcast (3hrs)

Click here to watch a summary presentation of the podcast by WSCP (45mins)

NEW Sibling Sexual Abuse - The Last Taboo?

With exclusive access to research – the first of its kind – BBC FileOn4 investigates what could be the most common form of sexual abuse that happens within families: sibling sexual abuse.

Click here to listen to the FileOn4 podcast

For more information from SARSAS and to download other resources and videos on The Sibling Sexual Abuse Project click here

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Keep Them Safe: Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation by Virtual College

This course will be of interest to those working with children and will help practitioners to understand child sexual exploitation, find out how to spot the signs and know where to report your concerns.

Click here to access this e-learning

EPACT UK Training on Child Trafficking

‘In Your Hands’ e-learning course about child trafficking is appropriate for all professionals who may work with children who may have been trafficked. 

Click here to access this e-learning

NEW SARSAS - Trauma & Recovery the self help guide

This course is designed for survivors of rape or sexual abuse who want to understand and process their reactions to their experiences. An exellent sign-posting resource for survivors.

Click here to access the self help guide

NEW SARSAS - Responding to Disclosures

An introduction to those supporting poeple affected by sexual violence and abuse.

Click here to access this e-learning

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Ivison Trust

External Training

Child exploitation training for professionals is informed by 23 years’ of working one-to-one with parents of exploited children. It covers sexual exploitation, child criminalisation (county lines), modern slavery and radicalisation.

Visit Ivison Trust website
  • Text link image NEW: A Message from CSAAS (Children's Sexual Abuse Assesment Service)
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    also known to many professionals as the Paediatric SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre).

    When you are working with a child or young person who has made a disclosure or you have a professional concern that the child or young person has been sexually abused, please ensure to contact Mountain Healthcare Limited (provider of West Yorkshire Paediatric SARC) on 0330 223 0099.

    Clinic hours are Monday-Saturday (10-6pm) and Sundays/Bank Holidays (11-4pm). However, we are open 24/7 where a clinician will be available to provide advice.

    Please click here to read the full article and to learn more about assessment and referrals to SARC

NEW - Guidance around supporting survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Marie Collins Foundation

These new resources have been written by a group of victims and survivors who have worked alongside MCF to deliver guidance to inform practice so that the correct support is in place for all victims and survivors who wish to share their experiences going forward.

Click here to view the guidance for both organisations and for victims and survivors.

NEW Knife Crime Resources

The Ben Kinsella Trust #StopKnifeCrime

Free online resources for parents, children and young people and people who work with children, young people and their families.

Visit the Ben Kinsella website

West Yorkshire Police's Knife Crime Resources

Free online resources for parents, children and young people and people who work with children, young people and their families.

Visit West Yorkshire Police Website

NEW Hate Crime Resources

Wakefield Council's information page

Wakefield Council have created a page committed to sharing information, facts, videos and resources on Knife Crime.

Visit Wakefield Council's website


General Awareness of Modern Slavery by Amy Morris, West Yorkshire Police

This session covers the Modern Slavery Act, types of modern slavery, vulnerabilities and control methods used by traffickers as well as a brief overview of the National Referral Mechanism which offers support to any potential victim identified. 61 Mins

Click here to view the presentation

Adolescence Vulnerabilities, Risk and Exploitation Case Study by CVE team

Click here to access the case study

Child Criminal Exploitation: The Local Picture

An overview of County Lines, including who is vulnerable, signs to look for, the terminology used and an overview of what’s

Click here to view the presentation

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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

by Esther Bottomley – Spectrum Community Health CIC

  • What is Child Sexual Exploitation?
  • What should you look for?
  • How can we HELP?
  • What is the RESPECT programme?

Identifying & Responding to Concerns of Child Sexual Abuse

by Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse

Gain an insight into the scope, scale and impact of child sexual abuse.

Watch this series of videos to learn to identify concerns of child sexual abuse and how to respond.

Take me to the Signs and Indicators PDF

Child Criminal Exploitation raising awareness in Wakefield

by WMDC CVE Team

Gain an insight into the scope, scale and impact of child criminal exploitation in the Wakefield district.

Watch this presentation to understand what CCE is, the types of criminal exploitation children can be subject to including county lines, who is being targeted and the influence social media has.

Modern slavery and human trafficking

by National Crime Agency

Could you spot the signs of modern slavery?

Visit the NCA for more information and advice.

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