Across the UK, children are becoming increasingly vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Over 4,000 London children were reported to be “at risk of sexual exploitation” in 2016. Perpetrators may be people the children already know, or the exploitation may be the result of online sources.
The best way to protect the children in your life from this type of exploitation is to arm yourself with as much information 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 you or your loved ones.

This course delves into the topic of child sexual exploitation in depth. We begin with a brief overview of the subject, including a definition of the term and specific examples.

Following that, we discuss how child sexual exploitation occurs, including the warning signs to look for and the behaviour patterns of those who are most likely to begin grooming children.

We then talk about how children react to being exploited.

Finally, we look at how to respond to and report allegations of sexual abuse or exploitation.

  • The most common models of sexual exploitation grooming
  • The symptoms displayed by children who may be sexually exploited
  • Sexual exploitation's emotional and physical consequences
  • The reasons why children may refuse to report sexual exploitation or abuse
  • What to do if a child in your life reveals sexual exploitation or abuse

  • Learning about the dangers of sexual exploitation to the children in your life
  • Learning about the risks of online grooming and how to combat them
  • Learning about the reporting process and why it is best to leave your name when going through the process; and
  • Learning more about your role and responsibilities in keeping the children in your life safe from harm.

Unit 02: How Child Sexual Exploitation Happens

Unit 03: Reactions to Child Sexual Exploitation

Unit 04: Responding to and Reporting Exploitation and Abuse


Who can take the certification courses?

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the courses.

How much time is required to complete a course?

Depending on the instructional modules, each course has a different length. It is indicated in the course details for each course.

What is the course’s organisation?

Modules make up the course structure. The average study time for each module is between 20 and 90 minutes. The amount of time spent on each module is entirely up to the individual pupils.

When and where can the course be taken?

Any internet-connected device can be used to study the course at any time.

Is there a final exam for this course?

There would be an MCQ Multiple Choice Questionnaire test after all the modules were completed. The questions must be answered online at a time and place of your choosing, and they will be drawn from the modules.

What score must you get on the test to pass?

The test’s passing score is 70 percent.

What occurs if a user doesn’t pass the test?

If the user didn’t pass the exam the first time, he/ she will have more chances to retake it after additional study. The exam can be taken more than once.