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“Nightmares on my street?” – Social Media and Child Sexual Exploitation

Brief summary:

This half day workshop will look at the significance and impact of social media in relation to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and abuse. Participants will gain knowledge and awareness of CSE, models of grooming, gaming and cyberbullying, inappropriate images, legislation, online safety and reporting. 

At the end of this event participants will be able to:

  • Understand CSE models and the vulnerabilities of children and young people

  • Understand the significance and impact of social media in relation to CSE and abuse

  • Gain knowledge of issues related to gaming, cyberbullying and inappropriate images

  • Gain awareness of legislation, reporting and online safety

This workshop does not include an assessment. On completion, participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance which will include the CPD hours achieved.

Who should attend?

Anyone who works with children and young people and/or who wants a better understanding of issues of social media and CSE and abuse.

About the trainer:

Karen Livesey worked for Lancashire County Council’s “Young People’s Service” as an Advanced Practitioner for 26 years. She is a qualified Teacher, C.A.T (Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Training) Trainer and Youth Worker with extensive experience of working with children, young people and adults with knowledge and understanding of the significance of Child Sexual Exploitation, Safeguarding, and vulnerability.  Karen completed further training and study with Lancashire County Council, “Safe and Sound” CSE specialists and PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation).

How to book:

Advanced booking is required. Please contact the UCLan CPD team on 01772 893408 or for a booking form and payment instructions.

Drink refreshments and free onsite parking is available.

Discount may be available if you are a carer, service user or unemployed. Enquire for eligibility.