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Child sexual exploitation, extremism and radicalisation - thinking the unthinkable

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This one-day programme will help school leaders and those responsible for safeguarding in schools, academies and settings explore the very important issues of child sexual exploitation (CSE), extremism and radicalisation.


Who should attend?


It is appropriate for both male and female school staff including senior leaders, governors, child protection leads, pastoral tutors, learning mentors, school counsellors and teachers of PSHE. All school staff members should be aware of the signs of abuse and neglect so that they are able to identify children who may be in need of help or protection.



The day will be in two sessions:



1. Child sexual exploitation



CSE is a high profile issue at present as can be seen from publication of the recent Serious Case Reviews from Rotherham and Oxford. All staff should be aware of the potential for children to be sexually exploited and the underlying reasons for behaviour changes in children.


Learning objectives:


  • defining child sexual exploitation
  • risk indicators/grooming models
  • healthy relationships
  • vulnerabilities and opportunities
  • introduction to “My Dangerous Loverboy”
  • getting young people to identify risk and talk about safety – what would they do and how would they keep themselves safe
  • increasing young people’s awareness of environments
  • resources
  • modern day slavery/trafficking and the exploitation of children




2. Extremism and radicalisation


Following the publication of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 there is a duty on all schools to prevent people being drawn into terrorism. This duty includes training staff to recognise radicalisation and extremism and know how to report any concerns.


Ofsted now judge whether schools are safeguarding children from extremism and radicalisation. This includes the success of schools to address such issues.


This session will provide you with an understanding of radicalisation and extremism and the dangers to extremist views, building resilience against these and knowing what to do if you experience them.


By attending this session you will:


  • gain an understanding of “Prevent” and the definitions of radicalisation
  • recognise factors that could make someone vulnerable to terrorism
  • see why some people are able to influence and manipulate others
  • recognise when a vulnerable individual may need help
  • understand how to access help and support
  • explore a group case study.




One day.


In-school, cluster and federation training is also available for this course and can be tailored to your needs. Please call us on +44 (0)1223 463757 for more details.




To find out more or to book a place


For more information or to book a place please call us on +44 (0) 1223 463757 or email us at


£295 + VAT
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  • Professional, engaging - spot on. (The trainer's) style was superb - calm, informative and helpful.
    Mike Hall, Bradley Primary School
  • The consultant is passionate about what we have heard. She delivered the information clearly.
    Georgina Kiely, St Christopher Academy
  • Especially helpful in terms of video policy documents. Reinforced some things and also raised awareness. This will be very useful for implementation.
    Peter Roberts, Oldham SFC
  • Solidified all bits of information I had on CSE and extremism and radicalisation.
    Jenny Cannon, Kingfisher Community Special School
  • Raised awareness and knowledge of how to gain best impact in school.
    Deb Reynolds, Kingfisher Community Special School
  • It developed my awareness of the process of referral to Channel and what signs to look out for.
    Mark Edmunson, Elmridge Primary School
  • Thought provoking. Very useful and informative. Numbers and contacts for advice gratefully received.
    Janette Hadcroft, Alt Academy
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