Grooming has long been taught as a linear process that moves from targeting a child, to befriending them and creating a loving and trusting friendship, before moving into a secret, intimate relationship which enables the sex offender to abuse the child. This course will challenge that narrative. Instead, professionals will learn about forensic psychological studies and evidence from child sexual exploitation cases that shows a very different picture. Grooming is not linear and there is much more to learn about the experience of being groomed as a child. Professionals will gain insight by understanding the grooming process from the perspective of the child.
The main learning objectives of the course are as follows:
- To identify the grooming process in different real scenarios
- To understand the experience of being groomed from the perspective of real children
- To challenge the simple, linear grooming models
This course is specifically for employees who work with Care Leavers and is fully CPD accredited.
Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the young people in your care.
We also have an advanced version, which is specifically for designated individuals or seniors.
Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.