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Responding to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE): Psychological approaches to supporting young people and their networks

10 May 2019 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) has a significant psychological impact on young people, families and communities.

This workshop will give an overview of psychologically-informed approaches and practice developments in addressing CSE; drawing on relevant research and best practice guidance.

It will include consideration of factors that may contribute to CSE risk.

The session will also provide participants with practice examples, tools and skills to bring into their clinical practice with young people, their families and wider systems.

Target audience

This session is aimed at qualified Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologists, and those working towards qualification in these disciplines.

It is suitable for practitioners and managers working in CAMHS, Voluntary Sector and Children’s Social Care settings, who are looking to increase their skills and confidence in working directly with young people affected by CSE and in developing services.

BPS London Office
30 Tabernacle Street

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Learning Outcomes

The session will focus on the following:

  • Providing an overview of psychologically-informed research and practice developments in understanding and addressing CSE
  • Equip participants with an understanding of evidence-based practice in addressing CSE, drawing on relevant quantitative and qualitative research and best practice guidance.
  •  Increasing awareness and consideration of intrapersonal, systemic and community factors in CSE risk; including peer risk dynamics
  • Exploring the ethics of clinical practice in the context of CSE risk
  • Using a trauma-informed lens to address CSE risk, its context and CSE sequelae
  • Clinical approaches to working with individuals, families and systems to address CSE; including examples from practice.
  • Enhancing reflexivity and reflective practice.


Dr Laura Smith CPsychol AFBPsS 

Dr Laura Smith is a Clinical Psychologist and Head of Clinical Practice in Hackney Children and Families Services. Dr Smith leads a Children’s Social Care-based CAMHS team.

Fiona Tait MBPsS 

Dr Fiona Tait is a Forensic Psychologist based within the Family Intervention and Support Service in Hackney. Dr Tait has experience of working with children across a number of settings; including care and custody, many of whom have been affected by CSE. Dr Tait is currently the Clinical Lead for an innovative Department of Education-funded Contextual Safeguarding project, which focuses on working with adolescent risk and extra-familial safeguarding issues.


09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30-13:00 Lunch (provided)
16:30 Workshop ends
Non-Members £245.00 (£204.17 + VAT)
Society Members £153.00 (£127.50 + VAT)

Please note: online bookings will close on 9 May 2019  

To register for the workshop you need to sign into your BPS user account or create a new account by clicking the ‘create an account’ button.

When signed in, click the ‘register’ button to book onto the workshop.

Terms and conditions apply.

For further information please contact [email protected]


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