Session 3 Understanding and recognising the grooming process

3.1 Introduction

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In this session, you will explore what is meant by grooming for sexual abuse.

Learning outcomes

In this session, you will:

Identify how and why abusers groom children and others.

Understand the important part that grooming plays in the abuse of children and other vulnerable people.

Consider what measures can be put in place to prevent it.

You should note that grooming can lead to different forms of abuse, such as online grooming forming a key element in sports corruption, match manipulation, or financial exploitation of athletes. This session focuses solely on grooming for sexual abuse.

This session focuses on grooming for sexual abuse, and learners may find some of the content difficult and upsetting. Please make yourself aware of the support services that are available to you.

3.2 Applying your learning: comment