Additional Training Resources

A range of additional training resources are available and can be used in a number of different ways. Some resources may help you in your role or can be used to in training and development sessions with other staff. Some of the materials are suitable for use with children and young people. DDSCP welcomes feedback about training materials and any impact that using the resources has made. 

If you want more information about the use of the training resources, please email

Resources currently available

Listen to our Modern Slavery podcast which has been produced with Pop Gill, Community and Cohesion Manager with Derby City Council.

Safe sleep film

Recognising, Responding, Referring and Recording - a six minute film which condenses key messages with the help of input and voices of children from the Children in Care Council and Firs Primary School. 

The film Court Etiquette gives you information about how to prepare yourself prior to attending court and what to expect from an unfamiliar environment.

The film 'Top 10 Tips' gives you advice on how to behave when giving evidence or when you are cross examined

The DDSCP also runs a half day course to give multi-agency staff the opportunity to practice giving evidence and being cross examined in a supportive environment. Please see the course programme. If you apply, come dressed for court (this means formal and smart professional clothes, similar to a job interview). 

Young People’s Experience of Self Harm Film 'Count Your Blessings'

The 'Count Your Blessings, Not Your Problems' was produced by young people in Derby to give advice to parents and professionals.

The 'Count your blessings not your problems' film was designed to help professionals, parents and young people understand the issue of self-harm more fully. Young people should not be directed to watch the film on their own but should be supported by a trusted adult. The young people were understandably keen to be anonymous and for this reason their voices and appearance have been disguised. Below are some useful websites to follow up further information.

Learning Resource: "What happens when a child or a young person reports a sexual crime to the police".

Sexual harm is very distressing for all victims. This film has been made to help explain to children and young people what is likely to happen if they report sexual abuse to the police. Sexual harm takes away control from the victim; this film aims to give some control back to children and young people so that they understand what will happen next. The film also lets professionals know what will happen so that they can answer questions and support children as best as possible. The questions used in the film were gathered by young people at a sexual abuse support service called SV2. During the film, questions are asked by a young person called Keeley Howard who plays a girl called Eden.  Any professional should view the film before they show it on a one to one basis with a child or young person. It is likely to be suitable for children from Year 6 and above but the professional should use their professional judgement about the ability of the child to benefit from viewing the film. The intention is to reassure rather than to add to any pressure the child might already be feeling. Some of the main messages are that all children and young people 'will be believed and will be supported' and that 'the investigation will go at the pace that is right for the individual'

DSCB has worked in partnership with young people, the police, children's social care, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, the Derby City Communications Team and SV2. Film duration is 15 minutes. 

To access the film please add the correct user name and password available from onto the 'access all nine films link below...

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Film 'Lucy's Story' and 'Learning from the Family'

DSCB worked with a survivor of CSE and her parents to produced two films, ‘Lucy’s Story’ and ‘Learning from the Family’.

The films can be used in training and educational settings. The films can also be used directly with young people from Year 6 upwards (Lucy's Story) and with parents. It is hoped that they give an insight into the experience of young people who have been groomed and exploited. There is a workbook available to assist you when you are using the films with young people, parents and staff.

Workbook to accompany the CSE films 'Lucy Story' and 'Learning from the Family'

You can access the films which are available in English, British Sign Language, Roma and with Polish and Slovak subtitles by emailing You will be asked to complete an undertaking agreeing not to upload the films onto open access websites.

Once the agreement has been signed you’ll receive a password to access all nine films on this website.

CSE Film for use in Primary Schools 'Alright Charlie?'

The BLAST Project, with input from Derby primary schools and other CSE professionals, has produced CSE resources for use with pupils in Years 5 and 6 (ages 9 to 11). The Alright Charlie? resources aim to help pupils develop an understanding about the warning signs of grooming in an age appropriate way. They are for use with boys and girls and include guidance for professionals, a workbook for pupils, a film and an accompanying poster.

The Alright Charlie? film is seen through the eyes of Charlie who is groomed by Danny and is split into sections to allow discussion about what is happening and if it's ok. 

The resources can all be accessed from the BLAST Project website to purchase. Please note the Alright Charlie? resources are free and gender neutral. You can also view the film on YouTube

Forced Marriage Film 'Why Me'

DSCB produced a film called 'Why Me' with a group of pupils from a Derby school.

The film follows a young girl who is at risk of a forced marriage and show the support that she is offered by a Independent Domestic Violence Adviser, Suki Gosal.

The film shows the importance of staff following the One Chance rule due to the urgency of this issue. You may be the one person who has an opportunity to protect a young male or female from being forced into a marriage. Being informed of the indicators of forced marriage knowing what to expect should you make a report will hopefully reduce the likelihood that children and young people will be harmed in this way.

The film has been distributed to all primary schools to inform staff and has been been distributed to all secondary schools to inform staff and pupils Year 9 and above. The film is not available on the Internet for reasons of privacy but if you would like a copy for use in training, please contact