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What about the boys? - Boys CSE training

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Castle Cavendish Works

Dorking Road

Nottingham

NG7 5PN

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What about the boys? Gendered expectations of sexually exploited boys and young men

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Following the number of high profile cases, serious case reviews and media attention, awareness of CSE has increased in recent years amongst the public, professionals and at a Political level.

The majority of attention and interest however has largely remained focused on female victims and male perpetrators, reiterating a stereotype of offenders, victims and abuse.

So what about the boys?

Operation Hydrant – (The Police investigation into non recent Sexual abuse in football) indicates the following;

  • 839 alleged victims
  • 95% of alleged victims are male
  • Age range of alleged victims is between 4 and 20 years old
  • 2,094 referrals made to the operation
  • 294 alleged suspects (latest figures from 31 December 2017).

The football scandal shocked the nation. How it could have gone on for so long unnoticed? Why had none of the ‘boys’ told anyone? Other similar stories then began emerging.

It is also impossible to have missed the media flurry following the airing of the Leaving Neverland documentary where two men share allegations of non-recent grooming and sexual abuse by Michael Jackson.

Course Description: This half day course is part of our multi-agency training programme aimed at any staff, volunteers and carers working with or supporting young people.

Training is FREE to all those working in Nottingham City and Southern Boroughs (Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe).

This course is delivered in partnership with a Detective Constable from the Sexual Exploitation Investigation Unit and enables participants to explore the messages boys and young men are taught and internalise.

It looks at their perceptions of masculinity and importantly, how this impacts upon their ability to access services for help when they need it.

The training will cover ways in which boys and young men may be groomed for sexual exploitation, explore vulnerabilities, and explore the barriers that exist to discourage disclosure.

By the end of the training participants will be able to highlight ways in which professionals can work with boys and young men effectively, enabling them to feel safe enough to disclose and access necessary support.

There is an expectation that participants will already have completed the Broken Dreams - CSE awareness training or a similar course within the last two years before applying to join this course.

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Refreshments: Please note that lunch is NOT provided. Tea and coffee vending machines are available.

Parking: There is limited parking at this venue but you can park on the streets nearby (leave plenty of time to find spaces).

Accessibility: This venue is fully-accessible. If you have any special requirements please contact us on 01159 69 11 69 Ext 51617/51639

Cancellations and updating registration information: If your contact details change or you want to amend your booking, please log in to Eventbrite to make any changes. If you cancel your booking with less than 48 hours notice, we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of £50 (sometimes an emergency can change your ability to attend the session, so please let us know the reason for your cancellation).

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