Champions - New Exploitation E-Learning has launched!

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New tools to improve understanding of exploitation

Exploitation E-Learning

The new exploitation e-learning package is now ready for you as champions to complete as part of your role. It will support you to improve your knowledge and understanding about exploitation. The e-learning package has been developed in partnership with the Violence and Vulnerability Unit and Southend and Thurrock Safeguarding Partnerships. 

The e-learning package is free to access for those working or volunteering in Southend, Essex and Thurrock and includes three learning modules that cover exploitation awareness, child exploitation and adult exploitation.

The purpose of the e-learning package is to raise awareness about all types of exploitation and to help people recognise the potential signs of exploitation, covering aspects such as grooming, adolescent brain development, modern day slavery and contextual safeguarding.

Access the e-learning.


SET Partnership Child Exploitation Pathway.

The pathway has been developed to support those working with, and identifying, individuals at risk of serious violence or exploitation. This complements the e-learning package and will give frontline practitioners the tools they need to identify factors that could indicate exploitation and to make decisions regarding referrals where child exploitation is suspected.

It will be used within statutory agencies as a universal pathway which means there is a consistent tool across the whole of Essex which all workers will use.

Access the SET Partnership Child Exploitation Pathway.


Child Exploitation Awareness Day 18th March

The National Child Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children exploiting and abusing their peers.

You can support Child Exploitation Awareness Day by following the ESCB on Twitter @EssexSafeguards and Facebook @ESCBSafeguards where we will be sharing messages throughout the day and use the #CEADay21 hashtag.

Find out more about exploitation on the ESCB website.