Barnardos Be Smart, Be Safe

Child Sexual Exploitation awareness course, developed by experts

This innovative Child Sexual Exploitation awareness e-learning course has been developed in collaboration with children’s charity Barnardos. It has been designed for young people, to be used in a facilitated classroom environment, in an engaging and informative way for children, without being patronising.


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  • health
  • higher-education
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  • charity

Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

Course overview

This course is designed for young people to raise awareness about this important and highly sensitive issue, and will also be useful for anyone working with children, or who may be approached by children because of their profession or the nature of their work.

A range of highly engaging learning methods have been woven into the course, including a word match game and a story combining video, audio, text messaging and multiple choice questions that ask learners “What do you think?” at pivotal stages of the story.

Key objectives

  • To help learners understand the key terms used when discussing and/or reporting CSE
  • The course helps to explain and clarify to learners the situations in which CSE may arise, as well as the circumstances and methods of grooming that may be employed in order to facilitate CSE
  • To raise learners’ awareness about whom they can contact in cases of a suspected or actual CSE

Course duration: This course should take about 30 minutes to complete. Learners have the option to bookmark progress and complete the course in chunks.

Learning options

Every Marshall e-learning course is fully accessible, so this course is also available as:

  • spoken word audio – perfect for learning on the move
  • a voice reader compatible version as a W3C AA online workbook
  • a complimentary workbook – a printer-friendly pdf download compatible with all devices and readers.

Always up-to-date

If you buy this course or any of our other Safeguarding e-learning courses you’ll get all the updates we make, so you’ll always be up-to-date with the latest legislation.

Learning by design

All our Safeguarding e-learning courses are highly interactive with rich graphics and audio-visual content blending a variety of question-types to encourage your learners to apply concepts to their daily work routine. An (optional) end-of-course test assesses learners on the level of knowledge they’ve retained. Pass rates can be set as required.

Easy to implement & customise

This online learning course comes with Marshall LMS (Learning Management System), which allows you to manage your e-learning and track completed training.

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organisation. You could also add your own graphics, photos & video and amend content to include your policies, procedures, and key areas.

Learn More

If you would like to find out more about our Be Smart, Be Safe e-learning course please get in touch.

At Marshall E-Learning, were totally focused on creating content thats exactly right for your learners. Thats why weve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely originals required, well make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need
Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.

Learner Centric
Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? Well put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes
We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.

Page-turning e-learning just doesnt work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners
Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People dont learn well if they feel theyre being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

Whats in it for me? is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

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“Over the past year, Barnardos has been working in partnership with Marshall ACM to develop a portfolio of child protection and safeguarding e-learning resources. It is the first time that Barnardos has developed e-learning programmes for commercial purposes, and Marshalls expertise and experience has been invaluable for us. They have supported Barnardos throughout, helping to develop content suitable for an e-learning format and also by jointly helping us to sell the content to customers. "
Anand Shukla Barnardos Social Enterprise Service

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