Hidden – online child sexual exploitation resource for 14-18 years old

Sara Lloyd Evans

Hidden is a   resource, developed with Barnardo’s Cymru that was launched on 3 December 2015 at the Keeping learners safe – safeguarding in education conference. 

Barnardo’s Cymru will be running a series of half-day regional training events across Wales primarily aimed at practitioners in schools, local authorities, FE institutions and other key stakeholders working with 14 – 18 year olds.

The purpose of the training is to:

  • support practitioners, and education practitioners in particular,  in understanding their roles and responsibilities in relation to preventing CSE and protecting children and young people from abuse. In particular, the training will help you deliver sessions using Hidden – an education resource on sexual exploitation so that young people:
  • understand the links between choice and consequences e.g. how easy it is to be drawn into sexual exploitation and how hard it is to get out of
  • recognise risky situations and factors that make young people more vulnerable to sexual exploitation
  • talk about the emotional and physical impact of sexual exploitation and empathise with others’ feelings, and;
  • identify key people they could turn to for support, find ways of minimising risks and plan strategies to keep themselves safe.



Dates and locations are as follows:






Llandudno – Welsh Government Office, Sarn Mynach, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9RZ


16th February 9:30 – 12:30

16th February 13:30 – 16:30


17th February 9:30 – 12:30

17th February 13:30 – 16:30






Bedwas – Welsh Government Office, Ty Afon, Bedwas Road, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8WT


26th February 9:30 – 12:30

26th February 13:30 – 16:30


18th March 9:30 – 12:30

18th March 13:30 – 16:30




Bridgend – Waterton Centre, Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend CF31 3WT



2nd March 9:30 – 12:30

2nd March 13:30 – 16:30


11th March 9:30 – 12:30

11th March 13:30 – 16:30


29th March 9:30 – 12:30

29th March 13:30 – 16:30


30th March 9:30 – 12:30

30th March 13:30 – 16:30




Merthyr Tydfil – Welsh Government Office, Rhydycar Business Park, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1UZ


23rd March 9:30 – 12:30

23rd March 13:30 – 16:30



Each session can accommodate up to 20 practitioners. Sign up via the Eventbrite link below:



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