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Sexual Exploitation

GSCB CSE Strategy - This strategy signals our shared commitment to tackle child sexual exploitation and provide the right help to children and young people who are affected by it.  The strategy provides a definition of child sexual exploitation, outlines the challenge we face locally, the principles that will inform what we do, our priorities and objectives, local arrangements for working together and how we will monitor progress in achieving our ambition of fewer children and young people being affected by this appalling form of exploitation and abuse. The GSCB has also designed a CSE Risk Assessment Tool for professionals and volunteers working with young people in Royal Greenwich.

If you have concerns that a child may be at risk of being groomed for, or may be experiencing sexual exploitation you should:

  • Consult with your designated safeguarding lead officer or line manager 
  • Consider completing the CSE Risk Assessment Tool.

Tackling child sexual exploitation: Action plan - From the Department for Education

What to do if you suspect a child is being sexually exploited - A step-by-step guide for frontline practitioners from the Department for Education

Resources on sexual abuse - From the London Safeguarding Children Board

Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation - Supplementary guidance to Working Together to Safeguard Children

Puppet on a string: The urgent need to cut children free from sexual exploitation - Barnardo's report (2011)

Out of mind, out of sight: Breaking down the barriers to understanding child sexual exploitation - Report by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Learning from case reviews around child sexual exploitation - NSPCC briefing.

Health Working Group Report on Child Sexual Exploitation - An independent group chaired by the Department of Health focusing on: Improving the outcomes for children by promoting effective engagement of health services and staff (January 2014)

Pan London Child Sexual Exploitation Protocols - sets out the procedures for Safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children from Child Sexual Exploitation.

Barnardo’s has teamed up with Microsoft to produce a unique app to help teach young people about the dangers of child sexual exploitation. ‘Wud U?’ has been designed to help teachers and other professionals working with young people educate children about how to keep themselves safe.The app is available to download from the Windows store, the Windows phone store, the Apple store and Google Play.

series of short and easily accessible films that highlight key messages from research and learning on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) have been released by the University of Bedfordshire

Barnardo’s has published a set of tailored advice leaflets for professionals. You can download them here.