We offer several courses for professionals, volunteers and families. Our training can be delivered in-house, and we run several training events throughout the year. Read more about our courses below.

For open events we will take bookings through Eventbrite. View our Eventbrite page for current dates.

To discuss any of our courses, request prices or to book in-house training, please email admin@faces.org.uk.

Safeguarding and Prejudice

A development opportunity for people who work with diverse groups of people, which will better equip learners to manage possible biases and prejudices and to incorporate a nuanced understanding into their safeguarding practice.

Duration: 3 hours

Accreditation: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This training is a development opportunity for people who work with diverse groups of young people, and will better equip learners to manage possible biases and prejudices, and incorporate a nuanced understanding into their safeguarding practice.

A young person’s identity; their gender, faith, culture or ethnicity can be a factor in how professionals and other adults engage with them and respond to safeguarding concerns. In contexts where there is diversity between practitioners and decision makers, and young people, the presence of unconscious and conscious bias and prejudice may be more likely, which can increase barriers to identifying safeguarding concerns and shaping appropriate responses.

Government policy on child sexual exploitation states: ‘Engaging with diversity: The evidence base demonstrates that some cohorts of children and young people – … Black and Minority Ethnic children, for example – may be less likely to have their abuse identified or responded to. Local areas should ensure responses are accessible, relevant and sensitive to the needs of all children and young people.’ (Child sexual exploitation, Department for Education 2017)

In line with the policy, our training promotes an attitude to ‘support reflective practice and help practitioners recognise where personal values and attitudes might be leading to risky practice, assumptions or ‘blind spots’, and work towards ensuring young people ‘have support that is tailored to their specific circumstances and needs, for example, support that recognises their culture or faith…’ (Child sexual exploitation, Department for Education 2017)

Misconceptions around faith and ethnicity and other parts of children’s identity have resulted in safeguarding failures that have been detailed in inquiries into high profile cases of child sexual exploitation. Misconceptions can be due to prejudice, and being able to explore and discuss our potential prejudice is an important step towards minimising the impact it has on protecting children.

Training costs will vary depending on our current funding and number of learners. All learners will receive a CPD accredited certificate.

Child Sexual Exploitation

Our Child Sexual Exploitation training is for anyone working with children and young people. It covers exploitation, grooming, barriers to protection, consent and choice, and explores victim's experiences and different manifestations of child sexual exploitation.

Duration: 3 hours

Accreditation: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This training covers exploitation, grooming, barriers to protection, consent and choice, and explores victim’s experiences and different manifestations of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

It’s for anyone with a safeguarding responsibility including those working directly with children and young people in teaching, extracurricular or pastoral settings, and individuals within leadership or supervisory roles. Our inclusive, interfaith approach draws on our shared concerns to address child sexual exploitation and strengthen community resilience.

We work to ensure our material is mindful of different faith and cultural contexts, and tackle challenges to cohesion by dispelling misunderstanding and misinformation about the roles religion, ethnicity and culture have in determining both perpetrators and victims of CSE.

You can arrange for this training to be delivered within your workplace or faith organisation. Costs will vary depending on our current funding and number of learners. All learners will receive a CPD accredited certificate.

CSE & Prejudice (Condensed)

This non-accredited training puts key aspects of our Child Sexual Exploitation and Safeguarding and Prejudice training into a shorter 1.5 hour session, with a target audience of parents and families, volunteers and adolescent youth workers.

Safeguarding Refresher

Our safeguarding refresher session is facilitated in-house and can range from 1-1.5 hours. We tailor the session to your organisation and use the time to help staff and volunteers think about safeguarding in new ways.

It was good to get honest differing of opinions which enabled me to reflect on my own thought and prejudices.

Safeguarding and Prejudice participant

I love that the event was tailored to the audience and there was cultural sensitivity.

Breaking the silence participant

Stories are so much more powerful when they are shared by the people that they happend to.

Safeguarding and Prejudice participant

Inspiring and passionate speakers who made a difficult subject approachable.

Youth worker, Birmingham