Advanced child exploitation training (ACE)

“Hard hitting – it made me think more in depth about the feelings of young people” – ACE graduate, 2019

This groundbreaking two-day course will equip you with insight into:

  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Radicalisation
  • Criminalisation (county lines)
  • Sexual exploitation

You will hear from families affected by child exploitation who will share their experiences to support your learning.

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Course learning outcomes

  • Understand the various forms of child exploitation
  • Be able to recognise how the various forms of child exploitation interlink
  • Increase your knowledge of key legislation, policy, national approaches and good practice
  • Understand the impact of child exploitation on families, and how to work along families to increase your capacity to safeguard children who are being exploited

Course description

“It was good to finally have some training on the acts and laws surrounding modern slavery” – Detective, ACE graduate 2019

Unit 1: Pace, child exploitation and child sexual exploitation
Introduction to the legislation/policy changes and approaches nationally in supporting child exploitation. Case examples of child sexual exploitation/child exploitation from our perspective and the role of parents in responding to it.

Unit 2: Trafficking and modern day slavery
Case examples of the different forms of exploitation involved in trafficking and modern day slavery and the legislation that is key to identifying traffickers and supporting victims.

Unit 3: Radicalisation
Case examples of grooming for violent extremism and legislation, best practise and the the national picture. We will also explore how radicalisation can cross over into child sexual exploitation/child exploitation.

Unit 4: Criminalisation (County lines)
Case examples of being groomed to be a gang member, legislation, best practise and guidance. We will also explore the current responses to children involved.

Who is this course for?

All practitioners with experience of working with people affected by child exploitation or who are looking to move into this area from a single specialism. This includes but is not limited to:

• Staff working within or alongside child exploitation multi-agency hubs
• Social workers
• Family intervention officer, family support worker, troubled family worker
• Independent and voluntary sector CSE workers
• Missing from home specialist
• Police community support officer (PSCOs) and police constables (PCs) with a CSE specialism
• Care home workers
• Foster carers

About the speakers

“Brilliant delivery. Engaging and powerful as these trainers have life experience.” – CSE health practitioner, ACE graduate 2019.

You will hear directly from people who have been affected by child sexual exploitation, who will share the realities of day-to-day life with this form of abuse. You will also hear from frontline professionals working in the field, such as:

Tony Saggers


Tony completed a 30 year law enforcement career in 2017 as the National Crime Agency Head of Drugs Threat and Intelligence, including a leading role in the national response to county lines, delivering ministerial briefings and working closely with Home Office and NPCC Leads. His background is in investigations, specialist evidence, covert operations and intelligence. His wider portfolio involves consultancy on organised crime, international drug trafficking and illicit markets in the UK and overseas, drawing from experience of working in over 40 countries worldwide.

St Giles Trust


St Giles Trust is a charity helping people facing severe disadvantage to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. They help them to become positive contributors to local communities and wider society. You will hear from three ex gang-members and ex-offenders, who will give you a direct insight into how county lines gangs operate and how young people are targeted by criminals.

Jangeer Kayani


Jangeer has 30 years’ experience in the West Midlands Police, finishing his last 10 years as a Detective Inspector working on Prevent and Channel within the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. He is an authority on Prevent and the Channel process. He was responsible for coordinating the restructure of the Channel panels in West Midlands, West Mercia, Warwickshire and Staffordshire Police Force areas.

Bob Spencer


Bob Spencer is the Prevent Coordinator for a large midlands local authority. He has been responsible for embedding the governments Prevent strategy and helping all local specified authorities meet the requirements of the 2015 Counter Terrorism and Securities Act. He has a passion for academic research and is generally regarded as an authority on current thinking around the topic of Counter Terrorism.


£450 per delegate

Discount available for multiple bookings. You can also commission us to run the course in your workplace if you have a large number of staff wishing to attend. Please get in touch to find out more.

Course dates and locations

Our London courses run from two different locations: Central London Samaritans building in Soho and YHA St Pancras on Euston Road.

Upcoming course dates:

18th & 19th June 2019 (London – Samaritans) – SOLD OUT

9th & 10th Sept 2019 (Leeds – Pace)

4th & 5th Nov 2019 (Birmingham – venue tbc)

10th & 11th Dec 2019 (London – YHA)

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