What is Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)?
Barnardo's have produced a series of leaflets in relation to CSE aimed at a variety of people within the community and people who work with young people:
CSE Leaflet - Parents/Carers
CSE Leaflet - Young Person - How to keep you and your friends safe
CSE Leaflet - Working with Young People
CSE Leaflet - Service Sector
Child Exploitation (Pan Merseyside Multi-Agency CE Protocol)
Pan Merseyside Multi-Agency Child Exploitation Protocol 2020
All agencies across Merseyside are fully committed to safeguarding children and young people from being sexually exploited or criminally exploited, whilst disrupting and prosecuting individuals who have exploited them. The Pan Merseyside Protocol provides a set of multi-agency principles for tackling Child Exploitation across Merseyside. An overarching term of Child Exploitation will be used throughout this Protocol to encompass both criminal and sexual exploitation of children in our area.
The Protocol details how through the Multi-Agency Child Exploitation meetings (MACE) we can reduce the harm posed to children from Child Exploitation alongside safeguarding procedures.
Child Exploitation, whether sexual or criminal, is child abuse. Children who become involved face huge risks to their physical, emotional and psychological health and well-being.
Click to view the Pan Merseyside Multi-Agency Child Exploitation (CE) Protocol 2020
Child Exploitation Referrals (CE Checklist)
Child Exploitation Checklist
For all referrals specifically relating to Child Exploitation, please complete the Signs of Child Exploitation Guidance Checklist. This is in addition to the child referral form and securely email to: SocialCareCustomerAccessTeam@sefton.gcsx.gov.uk
To make a referral visit Sefton Council website: Sefton Council - Concerned about a Child - Make a Referral
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness
Catch22 have a film that has been made using real stories from the work they undertake. You can find that video here: https://youtu.be/Z293D3_OPbs
National Working Group (NWG) Campaign: http://www.stop-cse.org/national-child-exploitation-awareness-day/.
For further information on all of the work that Catch22 does around Child Sexual Exploitation, please refer to their website: https://www.catch-22.org.uk/offers/missing-and-cse/
As the Child Sexual Exploitation Commissioned Service in your Local Authority, Catch22 have undertaken a piece of work with both local children and local professionals to identify pieces of advice for children and professionals around preventing CSE online, and issue identified by local young people as a large concern for them. See below.
INFORMATION FOR PRACTITIONERS