Advanced CSE Practitioner Course (ACSEP)

Informed by over 21 years of working with affected families, the ACSEP course is taught by highly experienced Pace staff, affected parents and leading experts from the fields of social work, police and academia.

“Everybody working with families and children who are victims of, or at risk of, CSE should do this course” – ACSEP Graduate, July 2017

Course Overview

The course is an NCFE accredited award at level 4. The content covers:

  • The latest research on trauma
  • Best practice in working with marginalised groups
  • Practical skills in how to support CSE affected families from disclosure through to the court process
  • Training in therapeutic and reflective practice.

ACSEPs are CSE specialists, armed with a toolkit of cutting-edge methods in supporting affected families and helping investigations through to prosecution.

Commitment and Content

The award is a 9-day commitment, split into 3 modules:

Module one: Working with affected families

Module two: Understanding trauma and supporting families through the criminal justice system

Module three: Multi agency working and online exploitation.

Download the module content here (PDF)

“From attending just 9 days, I have improved my skill set, knowledge and practice” – ACSEP Graduate, July 2017

Who the course is suitable for

Candidates should have experience of working in CSE, in roles such as:

  • Social worker
  • Foster carer
  • Family Intervention Officer, Family Support Worker, Troubled Family Worker
  • Independent CSE Worker
  • Missing from Home Specialist
  • PSCOs/PCs with CSE specialism

100% of graduates would recommend the course to a colleague and 100% believe that it is value for money

Assessment and Post-course Support

Students are assessed through a mixture of presentations, online assessments and assignments.

All those who pass the course are invited to join our Register of ACSEPs and will benefit from ongoing support and information from Pace.

Course Dates and Locations

All of the below courses will run from the Pace Head Office in Leeds. Our office is easily accessed from the city centre, and there is ample nearby parking.

Lunch is provided on each day.

Course Starting Module One Module Two Module Three
November 2017 21, 22, 23 November 2017 9, 10, 11 January 2018 6, 7, 8 February 2018
January 2018 23, 24, 25 January 2018 20, 21, 22 February 2018 20, 21, 22 March 2018

“The best training investment we have made to date within our company” – ACSEP graduate, July 2017



£1595 early bird (book 6 weeks before course start date)

£1800 full price

Funding: The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse have opened a professional scholarship scheme for anyone working in CSE/CSA – it offers between £2000 and £5000 for professional development relating to CSE. The scheme closes on October 22nd 2017. Please visit their website for more information and to apply:

We can also provide additional advice on funding options for the course. Contact us to find out more.

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