Combating CSE: an e-learning resource for healthcare professionals has been designed for use by all staff in healthcare settings – from doctors and nurses to receptionists, paramedics, and pharmacists.
Developed by Brook and funded by the Department of Health, the tool is designed to help healthcare staff in preventing, identifying and responding to child sexual exploitation.
The tool takes around 40 minutes to complete and uses video clips and anonymous case studies to develop staff’s knowledge of the signs of CSE. It was extensively piloted with staff from a variety of different health roles, from frontline to back office.
The tool sets out the legislative background to CSE, gives examples of physical and behavioural signs of someone who may be affected by or at risk of CSE, advises how to respond in a way that will not put the young person in further danger, and discusses the different forms CSE can take, along with how approaches to helping young people may vary by age group.
Access the free CSE tool (please ensure you have flash installed on your computer/device to be able to view the e-learning tool)