Exploitation Awareness

Target Audience

Those working or volunteering with children or adults with care and support needs who may be in a position to identify concerns of exploitation. Including: support workers, housing staff, teachers, college staff, GP’s, nurses, paramedics, clerical and admin staff, advocates, midwives, staff working in supported accommodation. 

Aim of the session

At the end of the course participants should:

  • Understand the local, national and global scale of exploitation.
  • Know what is meant by the term exploitation and the different forms it can take. 
  • Be aware of who might be at increased risk of exploitation and some of the circumstances that can place people at risk.
  • Be aware of the coercive and controlling methods used by exploiters used to recruit and control victims.
  • Be able to recognise the signs and indicators of exploitation.
  • Be aware of the impact of exploitation on the person’s ability to trust, communicate and share information. 
  • Be aware of the impact of immigration status on the person’s ability to trust, communicate and share information.
  • Recognise immediate safety (of the person at risk, others and yourself) as a key priority around any concern.
  • Know what information to record and ensure relevant details are gathered.
  • Know the importance of avoiding using victim-blaming language. 
  • Know how to report a safeguarding concern using either your organisation’s or multi-agency safeguarding procedures.
  • Know how to report intelligence about exploitation to the Police. 
  • Understand information sharing considerations and the situations when you might need to share information without consent.
  • Understand your own role and the limits of your knowledge and capabilities and know when to seek specialist advice or support.
  • Understand the basics of the National Referral Mechanism, what it is and how it is used.

Understand the impact of identifying a victim of exploitation and know how to access support for yourself or others who need emotional support after identification.

Booking Details:

Online: Please click ‘Apply’ against your preferred date listed below

Email: If you have any queries or are unable to complete an online form, please contact the Workforce Development Admin Team: wfdadmin@newcastle.gov.uk or on 0191 277 2091.

If you are a Newcastle City Council employee, you can book on any of these courses via LMS https://newcastle.learningpool.com/login/index.php

Please see the Charging Policy as you may be charged for training.

Date Time Location  
18th Jun 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Pandon Rooms Apply now
6th Nov 2024 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pandon Rooms Apply now
16th Jan 2025 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Pandon Rooms Apply now