Child Exploitation Learning & Development

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If you are a practitioner in the Wakefield District who works or volunteers with children and families, this page will give you full access to a range of Child Exploitation training, development and resources, as well as signposting to services.

In addition to what is included on the individual Speak Up. Stand Up. Stop Exploitation! practitioner pages of the Knowledge Hub, below you will find links to current training offers, one minute guides, briefings, learning from reviews and signposting to services which can help you with developing your skills and knowledge in relation to Child Exploitation.

Child Exploitation Series of One Minute Guides
  • Access our Child Exploitation library of One Minute Guides (OMG) here
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    • OMG: Modern Slavery
    • OMG: Child Financial Exploitation
    • OMG: Child Trafficking
    • OMG: Children Missing from Home and Care
    Child Exploitation Series
    • OMG
      Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)
      CCE is where children are exploited into undertaking criminal activity such as stealing, selling and/or carrying drugs or weapons. They may also be sexually and physically abused. Read more here.
    • OMG
      Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
      CSE is a type of sexual abuse. When a child is exploited they’re given items such as gifts or drugs, money, status and affection, in exchange for carrying out sexual activities. Read more here.
    • OMG
      Child Trafficking
      Many children are trafficked into the UK from other countries. Children are also trafficked around the UK and forced to work or are sold. Read the ICTG OMG here
    • OMG
      Modern Slavery
      An estimated 12 million children around the world wake up each day trapped in modern slavery. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly vulnerable to slavery. Read more here (coming soon)
    • OMG
      Child Financial Exploitation (CFE)
      Child Financial Exploitation is on the increase and is more common than you think. Children are being groomed by perpetrators into opening bank accounts to launder money. Read more here
    • OMG
      Missing from Home & Care (MFHC)
      A missing person is “anyone whose whereabouts cannot be established”.  A person will be considered missing until they are located and their well-being or otherwise confirmed. Read more here (coming soon)
Other WSCP One Minute Guides


The power of language

Avoiding victim blaming

Waltham Forest produced this powerful short video in 2016 to help practitioners understand the power of language.

The following 3 videos are resources you can access for CSE

Peer on Peer CSE

On Street CSE. Perpetrator Behaviours.
Grace Tame, Australian of the Year, explains the 6 phases of sexual grooming and shares her own story of how she was a victim at 15-years-old.


We will be updating this section on a regular basis so make sure you keep on revisiting!

  • Learning Exchange Events
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    These events are designed to help practitioners who work or volunteer with children and their families where child exploitation is a concern. There will be an opportunity to network, share best practice and exchange knowledge as well as meeting services in the Wakefield District.

    What's coming up next:

    MASTERCLASS: Serious Youth Violenceregister your interest for this safeguarding week 2024 Masterclass here

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    Meet the CVE Team – Date TBA

    Introduction to the NRM – Date TBA

    The importance of Contextual Safeguarding / Extra-Familial Harm – Date TBA

    Understanding the impact of Child Financial Exploitation – Date TBA

  • How Professional Curiosity & Challenge can help you
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    Being professionally curious and challenging is essential when it comes to identifying types of child exploitation, as some may occur in isolation whilst others alongside each other. It can be difficult to distinguish what type of exploitation a child is experiencing but having a contextual safeguarding approach to your assessment will help you to identify, prevent, disrupt and stop exploitation. Risks posed to a child may vary but can be as serious as death, we must therefore ensure the correct safeguarding response is considered when a child is being abused.

    To understand what is meant by professional curiosity and challenge in the district and how to adopt this approach, please click below.

    Learn more about professional curiosity and challenge on the WSCP webpages here

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