ACSEP Terms and Conditions

Pace is offering a comprehensive 9-day course – the Advanced CSE Practitioner – ACSEP – for professionals working with families and wanting to develop their skills and understanding of child sexual exploitation and its impact on families. Informed by over 21 years of working with affected families, the ACSEP course will be taught by highly experienced Pace staff, affected parents and leading experts from the fields of social work, police and academia. ACSEPs will be specialists in their field, equipped with a broad knowledge of CSE and armed with a toolkit of methods in supporting affected families and helping investigations through to prosecution.

Course Content

The course will cover:

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

The course is a 9-day commitment, spread over three blocks of three days.

Module 1: Working with CSE affected families
Module 2: Understanding trauma and supporting families through the criminal justice system
Module 3: Multi agency working and online exploitation

Who the course is for

The course is aimed at professionals with experience of working in CSE, in roles such as:

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

Entry requirements

Please note the following entry requirements that you will need in order to be able to progress on the course:

  • An understanding of issues faced by young people and their families particularly in relation to sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding agencies and Local Safeguarding Children’s Board roles
  • Knowledge of child protection procedures
  • Relevant qualification, i.e. social care, probation, health, criminology, or demonstrable experience of work within a related field.

Please contact our team if you have any questions about the entry requirements.


Candidates will be assessed through a mixture of presentations, online assessments and assignments. There will be a reading list sent out prior to the course start date.

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

Future Course Dates and Times

The ACSEP courses are held at our Head Office in Leeds:


  • 21/22/23 November 2017
  • 9/10/11 January 2018
  • 6/7/8 February


  • 23/24/25 January 2018
  • 20/21/22 February
  • 20/21/22 March


  • 25/26/27 April 2018
  • 23/24/25 May
  • 27/28/29 June


  • 26/27/28 September 2018
  • 24/25/26 October
  • 26/27/28 November

The course starts at 10am and finishes no later than 4.30pm on each day of the training. Assessments are usually held at the end of the second day, so it is requested that delegates do not make arrangements to leave the training early, unless there are exceptional circumstances that are agreed with Pace beforehand.

Course Fees

The cost of the ACSEP course is £1,800. Early bird discount of £1,595 if booked within 6 weeks of the course starting.

The course fee includes:

  • Electronic material and presentations
  • Delegate pack and note book
  • Refreshments and lunch

The course fee does not include:

  • Breakfast or evening meal
  • Travel
  • Overnight accommodation

Course Locations

The courses will be held in Leeds at our Head Office, Waverley House, Unit 10, Killingbeck Drive, Leeds, LS14 6UF. Overnight accommodation is not available; however, there are several hotels available to suit all budgets nearby. Pace take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation for our delegates.

Maximum Numbers

Each course has a maximum number of 20 delegates.

Expression of Interest

Once the courses are full, those wishing to book can be added to the Expressions of Interest list and offered a place on the next available course. In the event of a cancellation, a place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. To be added to the waiting list, please send us an email, stating your Expression of Interest to [email protected] We will keep you posted when the next dates are announced for this event and if there are any cancellations in the interim. All Expressions of Interest will receive a priority booking form before the course is marketed to the wider network.

Accreditation and Course Completion

An independent awarding body, NCFE, accredits this course and you will be required to successfully complete each of the three modules. Places will only be provided to candidates whose employers have agreed to pay the full course fees.

If you are unable to attend any of the dates shown, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to provide you with alternative dates where possible, but this is dependent on availability and it is important to note, that as our courses are often fully booked, you may have to wait to attend a missed module with an alternative cohort. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you make every effort to attend each module on the dates given, unless there are extenuating circumstances which prevent you from attending.

Certificates of accreditation will only be awarded to those who have successfully completed all three modules.


All materials and resources given within this course are for the sole use of the delegate and remain the property of Pace. None of the training materials can be reproduced without written agreement from Pace.

Data Protection

Personal information records of each delegate will be kept on file in line with Pace’s data protection policy.

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