Exploitation & vulnerability in Shropshire – what you need to know

23 Nov
  23rd November 2020
  6:30pm to 8:30pm
  Virtual World

This two-hour briefing is being povided by West Mercia Police Trainers Vicki Ridgewell and Karen Perry designed for parents, professionals and anyone with an interest in understanding and raising awareness of Exploitation and Vulnerability in Shropshire.


Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is everybody’s responsibility.  This training session is available to any person who requires an insight into Exploitation. and Vulnerability in Shropshire.

The online course aims to raise awareness of:

  • Vulnerability
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) / Gangs
  • Modern Day Slavery
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)/consent
  • Criminal Exploitation(CE)
  • Victim Blaming Language
  • Pathways / Diversionary Tactics

Course objectives:

At the end of the course, it is intended that attendees will have a clear understanding of:

  • Types of Criminal Exploitation & Modern Day Slavery
  • Factors to support children and people in vulnerable situations
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • National Referral Mechanism and how to raise concerns
  • Personal / professional accountability and responsibility
  • The use of non-victim blaming language
  • How to report concerns
  • The agencies / services that can help