CSE Open Training Courses

Basis Training offers a series of Open Training Courses on a wide range of social issues. Open Training offers you the opportunity to access  raining with professionals from different settings, all with the same learning objectives. All our training courses are delivered by frontline pracitioners and/or specialists in their field. On this page  you can find those that focus on Child Sexual Exploitation. Click on the banner below to join us on any scheduled courses. Info on our Open Training Courses on other social issues such as Sexual Violence or Sexwork can be found here.

Our new Open Course dates our now live running from Jan 2017


All our Open Courses can also be delivered in a bespoke, in – house version, for more information, please contact the Basis team here.

What are the benefits to attending one of our Open Courses?

  • CPD®-certified course
  • Experienced trainers (who are also frontline practitioners)
  • Engaging and quality training course
  • Opportunity to network with other professionals
  • Refreshments and lunch provided
  • Certificates
  • Training pack provided

You can register for an upcoming course from our listings, or click the toggle-icon icons below to learn more about specific courses. Or simply click here to see our training diary.

Child Sexual Exploitation Training –  Open Courses

Level 2 Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE): The Victim’s Voice

What does our Level 2 CSE Training cover? 

This course provides an comprehensive overview of Child Sexual Exploitation – from an overview of the current national context, understanding different models of grooming, to risks and vulnerabilities and understanding intelligence. The course is brought to life by the passionate and engaged delivery of our trainers, all with extensive front line experience which they draw on to illustrate the course content. The course is interactive with ample time for group activities as well as questions throughout the day. Our  CPD accredited training keeps the victim’s voice at the heart of our interactive course as we bring their experiences to life with real life case studies and audio clips.

Who is this course aimed at: 

This one day course is aimed at all professionals that work with children and young people, although not all may work directly with young people experiencing child sexual exploitation, they are likely to be working with young people, including social workers, youth workers, teachers, school nurses, police and professionals from charities working with young people.

This course can also be delivered in a bespoke, in – house version, for more information, please contact the Basis team here.

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Level 3 Advanced Training: Exploring the Practical Challenges of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

What does our Level 3 CSE Practical Challenges Training cover? 

Our most popular course over the last 2 years! This course was developed to share their experience, tools and techniques developed over years of working with victims of Child Sexual Exploitation and covers the more specialist areas of Child Sexual Exploitation and focuses particularly on improving skills of practitioners actually working with young people at risk of Sexual Exploitation, addressing the practical challenges practitioners face.

Topics covered include an in-depth understanding of risk assessment, understanding resistance, working with hard to reach groups including: BME and young people with learning disabilities, understanding the “perpetrator”  and offers plenty of practice in skills and techniques to improve engagement with young people.  This highly participatory workshop encourages professionals to bring along a case study so, as a room of experts we can work through cases together and have discussions about the challenges practictioners face in a safe space.

Who is this course aimed at: 

This course is specifically aimed at professionals that are currently working with young people at risk of CSE or experiencing CSE and wish to build on their clear understanding of Child Sexual Exploitaiton by further developing their practice by discussing how to address specific practical challenges when working with young people at risk of CSE. Professionals attending this course should have attended a Level 2 or have equivalent (significant) practical experience.

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Level 3 Advanced Training: Supporting Children and Vulnerable Adults with experience of CSE through the crininal justiice system

What does this Level 3 CSE training course cover? 

This course shares the experiences of this to date and what lessons can be learned from these experiences to get it right for children and vulnerable adults. Our specialist trainer, with frontline experience of supporting victims through such processes has designed a high quality course to inform those attending of common poor experiences that young people have, how to avoid them, and how to minimise what can be a traumatic experience for many young people. It will look at the roles of individual services, and best practice within a multi agency framework including the current pilot of the Barnahus model. This course is now also CPD certified.

Who is this course aimed at: 

Its aimed at professionals who have attended a range of training courses and have a clear understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation and may be supporting a child  or vulnerable person that is or has been a recent or more historic victim of CSE through the criminal justice system now or in the near future. This can include social workers, residential care staff, the police, teachers and frontline from children’s charities working with those who have experienced CSE.

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If you wish to discuss this further or wish to discuss hosting this course in-house, please contact the Basis team here.

Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions of our Open Courses are as follows;

  • We can reserve a place on our open course for 3 days
  • Payment will be requested in advance (although exceptions can be made in case of late bookings)
  • Cancellation of a training space will be accepted and a full refund given 14 days before the event
  • Postponing training courses can be arranged up to 4 days in advance with Basis Training. An Administration fee will be charged of £15.00.