Expert Training and Education
Basis offers a range of training packages focused on child sexual exploitation, sexual exploitation, safeguarding and wider contemporary issues. We work with professionals, young people and the wider community to share our insights and experience of working with victims of sexual exploitation since 1989, addressing awareness raising at all levels.
Train with us and you’ll get
-TAP® qualified trainers who are also frontline practitioners
-Bespoke courses and workshops tailored to your needs
-Pre and Post training assessments for all learners, collated in an Impact Report for your organisation six weeks after the training session – great when assessing distance travelled.
-Certificates for each learner once the post training assessments have been completed.
-An award for your website/marketing materials to highlight that your organisation has raised awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation.
Did you know...
The legal age of consent for sex in the UK is 16 for girls and boys regardless of sexual orientation. The law intends to protect children and young people from sexual abuse and exploitation. The law however does not intend to prosecute mutually agreed sexual activity between two young people of a similar age where there is no evidence or abuse or coercion.
Police recorded over 23,000 sex offences against children aged under 18 years in England and Wales between April 2010 and March 2011
Under the law a child under the age of 13 cannot give consent to sexual activity
The ways young people are exploited are continuously evolving. We need to be alert to the emergence of new models of grooming.
A high proportion of sexually exploited young people ‘go missing’ while some are purposefully trafficked within the UK for sexual exploitation
School staff are freqently identified as among the most likely to spot early signs of exploitation
Every LSCB should asume that sexual exploitation occurs within its area unless there is clear evidence to the contrary
One hundred thousand young people run away from home every year. This can be a symptom of sexual exploitation as well as a situation that puts a young person at risk.
Early identification is likely to be far more effective than intervention at a later stage when the impact on the health and development of the child is likely to have escalated.