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SACPA & BSA – Sextortion: lessons from case files

28 June @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Course outline:

The NCA and CEOP report significant increases in children and young people being forced to meet financial demands after being threatened with the release of nudes or semi-nudes, and this crime of blackmail is referred to as `sextortion’.

This interactive seminar seeks to bring safeguarding practitioners together to explore, debate and reflect on the phenomena of sextortion.  Led by a specialist in technology assisted child sexual abuse who will lead the seminar and answer questions on this area of safeguarding practice.  The seminar aims to provide a space for practice reflection that prepares safeguarding practitioners to identify, respond and support children affected by sextortion and related harms.

Training topics will include:

  • What is financially motivated sexual extortion and how does the Nudes and Semi-Nudes Guidance help us
  • What does the voice and experience of children affected tell us
  • How can internal processes and multi-agency safeguarding systems support or re-traumatise child victims
  • What are the implications for future practice and preventative work with children

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop understanding of financially motivated sexual extortion
  • Understand how the latest Nudes and Semi-Nudes guidance supports safeguarding work
  • Consider the lived experience of affected children including victim blaming and possible re-traumatisation
  • Engage in interactive and reflective discussion, sharing experiences and debating practice dilemmas
  • Inform future policy and practice development within their setting to better identify, respond and prevent financially motivated extortion


  • This seminar is for safeguarding practitioners and leaders who may work or be working with children, their families and other professionals where children are subject to financially motivated extortion and technology assisted child sexual abuse.

Platform: Zoom (online) – seminar


  • SACPA/BSA Member Rate: £110
  • Non-member Rate: £220*


*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Sacpa CPD and events, please click here.


Philip Baines, Safeguarding and Training Consultant

Philip was a Detective having spent 30 years in the police. The last 14 years of his police service was in the Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU). He is also qualified as the following:

  • Family Liaison Officer (FLO)
  • Disaster Victim Identification Officer (DVI)
  • Significant Witness interviewer (Sig Wit)
  • Enhanced Cognitive Witness Interviewer
  • Domestic Abuse Officer
  • PIP Level 2 investigator
  • Achieving Best Evidence (ABE- VRI vulnerable and intimidated witness interviewer)
  • Specialist Child Abuse Investigative Development Programme (SCAIDP)
  • Joint Investigator – Section 47 Children Act ‘89

Philip was also seconded to the Training Department for 2 years, where he received qualifications in training and delivered all these subjects, including Harmful Sexual Behaviours (HSB).

Philip is a qualified AIM3 Assessor of children displaying HSB.

Philip also quality assured the Home Office Harmful Sexual Behaviours Support Service (HSBSS) where he oversaw and triaged all the requests for support and advised personally on all the complex cases.

Philip supports survivors and families who have been victim of all types of abuse, including technology assisted child sexual abuse (TACSA) through his work as a consultant for the Marie Collins Foundation.


28 June
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Category:


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association