Workshops

REIGN’s bespoke training workshops are suitable for both professionals and students wishing to gain insight into CSE from the perspective of survivors.
Our facilitators are also qualified professionals either working or researching in in the field of health and social care. We take a unique approach to our training, combining lived-experience with up-to-date research and developments in CSE, trauma, and safeguarding. 
 We deliver nationwide to any size audience and adapt each workshop to fit your requirements. 

All our workshops are  developed and presented by a diverse group of survivors of child sexual abuse and other forms of exploitation, who have had some level of professional intervention in their lives.  

We Use a mix of activities, story telling, games, and discussions to suit all learning styles. Our workshops are both impactful and fun to attend, turning a challenging subject into an engaging and memorable learning experience.  

Take a read of the testimonials bellow to hear the word form past workshop attendees.  


SOME OF THE AREAS WE COVER:

What is CSE?
How CSE is defined, where it fits within child sexual abuse, myths, stereotypes, statistics, and the law.

‘Signs’ and ‘Risks’
A new, critical perspective on identifying children targeted for CSE, the lesser known visual and behavioural clues and factors that may appear to increase a child’s chances of being targeted.  

Approaches for Intervention and Support
Practical tips, skills, advice, and approaches for working with victims, and an understanding for how to engage with a young person, build up trust, and not cause further damage; The ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s toolkit.

The Psychology Behind Grooming
A view into what it’s like to be groomed and exploited, how grooming works, the reason some victims may not appear to recognise they are being abused, and the barriers victims face in speaking out or accessing help.

The Long Term Effects of CSE on Victims
The damage CSE can have on a survivor who hasn’t received appropriate support, both in practical and psychological terms, the cause of these consequences. What to watch out for, and how to support a survivor experiencing them.

Our Personal Stories, How it Happens.
An emotionally impactful and honest look at how and why CSE occurs and to whom, how abusers operate, how services have missed opportunities to help, mistakes that are commonly made, and what survivors need from services.

Victim blaming and victim stigma
Addressing harmful thought patterns and misconceptions about victims of CSE, and how blame and stigma hinders prevention, support, and recovery, including mental illness diagnosis, criminalising, and labelling of victims.  

Question and Answer Panel
The opportunity for participants to ask us any questions or raise any concerns about CSE that we did not cover in the activities, talks, or discussions. This section is often regarded as the most valuable part of our workshops. It puts the students in control of their learning and ensures that all bases are covered.


Our workshops range in duration from a full day of training to a few hours. Two and a half hours is ideal to fit in a quality amount of training but this can be adapted to suit the needs of the day.

For training under an hour long, please see presentations

To enquire about our fees and availability, or learn more about what we can offer, contact Zoe at :  zoe@reigncollective.org.uk 

Testimonials

The whole workshop was brilliant and really well put together. Really engaging and it was obvious that you are all so passionate about helping us to try and improve and make changes that could save someone.

The workshop was great practice! And knowing that everything you’ve explained was based in experience really helps. You also got us to think about different people’s experiences in a very real way.

The discussions have been really relevant to my work with young people. I think it has been very valuable to hear your stories and hear how your experiences affected you. How you remembered professional input- how this has contributed in some cases to your anger and the experience being even more traumatic.

I have just received the training off REIGN for a new support worker role which I have just started. Before I had the training off these two girls, I wasn’t really aware of CSE and the implications it can have on young people's lives. I just wanted to say that without a shadow of a doubt, it is the BEST training I have ever received and I think that what they are doing is amazing and deserve all the credit they get for what they do!

It was amazing and so empowering to realise that victims should not be blamed. Brilliant interactive session, which uses fun activities to engage us and make us realise the severity of CSE.

The workshop kept me focused and interested from start to finish- all the presenters are outstanding and confident in their approach.