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Child Sexual Exploitation


The Leicester Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) brings together all the main organisations who work with children and families in Leicester City, with the aim of ensuring that they work together effectively to keep children and young people safe.



Key LSCB Documents

Key documents can be accessed through the below links:



Next Meeting

The next full Board meeting will be held on 8th September 2016



2014-15 LSCB Annual Report

A copy of our 2014-15 Annual Report is now available by clicking the following link: Leicester Safeguarding Children Board 2014-15 Annual Report.



Working Together 2015

The main statutory guidance on safeguarding, Working Together (2015), is available here.


The LSCB Procedures

are compatible with Working Together 2015.



Thresholds Guidance

The latest guidance for professionals working with children and families is now available here.



Multi Agency Referral Form

The latest multi-agency referral form is available here.



Safeguarding Children Training

For details about current learning, development & training opportunities available to staff and volunteers of any organisation working with children, young people and families across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. Click here.


The New Safeguarding Learning Compentency Framework is available from here.


Briefing sessions on the strategy click here.



LSCB Information and Research Digest

An update will be posted here shortly.




Office Move:

The LSCB are now based at

Bosworth House.

9-15 Princess Street West,




tel: 0116 4546520



LSCB Neglect Strategy Toolkit Launch Event:


On July 7th 2016, Leicester City and Leicestershire & Rutland Safeguarding Children Boards launched the Neglect Strategy Toolkit.


The 2 events included key note speeches from NSPCC, local safeguarding practitioners and a theatre performance and was attended by over 200 delegates.

Access the materials and toolkit here.




Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) for the purposes of Safeguarding Children

The Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) has been agreed and signed by statutory and voluntary agencies across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. This is intended to help with the sharing of information across agencies, especially in relation to safeguarding children by:
• Making it easier and quicker for information to be shared securely between agencies
• Removing the uncertainty that often surrounds inter-agency information sharing
• Encouraging agencies to share information to assist with the safeguarding of children.

The ISA is available here: LRSB Information Sharing Agreement.



Early Help Services

Information and support for the Lead Professional (who offer or provide Early Help services to children and families) is available here: Lead Professional.



Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Resources for Schools and Governors has been developed as part of the child sexual exploitation awareness campaign 'Spot the Signs'. The materials help raise awareness of signs of sexual exploitation and who to contact if you have any concerns. These materials are available here.


CSE Multi-Agency Practice Guidance

The CSE multi agency guidance for staff can be found here. However it was amended slightly in Feb 2015 to incorporate the new risk assessment tool and guidance, so in the meantime please use this version. The amended version will appear in the procedures in mid March 2015.


CSE Information Sharing Tool

CSE Information Sharing Toolis for agencies to record any information that is deemed important and relevant for the police to build intelligence.


CSE Risk Assessment Tool

The CSE Risk Assessment tool for practitioners can be found here:
CSE Risk Assessment Tool.


CSE Support and Advice for Young People

Say Something - call or text 116 000. Free and anonymous, 24/7. Provides support and a means to report child sexual exploitation. Run by the charity Missing People.



Child Sexual Exploitation - Could you spot the signs?

A campaign has been launchedto tackle child sexual exploitation with the focus on licenced premises - incl taxi companies, hotels, cafes B&Bs who are in the position to spot the warning signs of young people who are or are likely to be at risk of sexual exploitation/trafficking.

Campaign Report 2013/14 - summarises the activities and outcomes of the ‘Could you spot the signs?’ child sexual exploitation awareness campaign. It was developed by the two local safeguarding children boards for Leicestershire, Rutland and Leicester through 2013/14.



Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

NSPCC Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Helpline

The NSPCC has set up a FGM helpline, which is free, anonymous and 24/7. If you're worried a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM, call the FGM helpline on: 0800 028 3550 or email fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk.


Updated FGM Procedure

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) LSCBs multi-agency safeguarding updated Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) procedure is available here: FGM procedures


FGM is Happening Here - It Has To Stop

A new hard-hitting film urging people to be on the look-out for signs of FGM and report them to the police is available at: https://youtu.be/2XdHwHGJHCk.

For further information on FGM see the local 'Health For Teens' website .


Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) leaflet

A new leaflet, pertinent to schools and colleges, on what to do when you are made aware of a child or young person that has been subject to FGM or where there is potential for them to be taken abroad to be subjected to FGM, is available here: FGM leaflet

Further information can be found here.


Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Guidance for Health Professionals

FGM guidance for health professionals has recently been updated (February 2016). Please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fgm-mandatory-reporting-in-healthcare/how-to-report-female-genital-mutilation-guidance-for-health-professionals#contents

for the update (pdf version available here).




Chat Health

Chat Health - 07520615387 is the school nurse messaging service that is available across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.

It is a text number and web app which provides wider access to advice from the school nurse service.

It is available all year round Monday- Friday. An out of hours response provides a bounce back if young people contact outside of the service being open.

The new website for young people was launched in March 2015 - https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/



Early Help Offer

The Early Help Offer brings together services across the city from other statutory and voluntary agencies that provide early help services to children, young people and their families. For more information click here.



Serious Case Reviews

The new Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland LSCB SCR Referral form is now available. Click here for more details.



Children and young people who are missing or run away

The new protocol for local arrangements on how to respond to these cases is available from here



Rotherham Report 2014

Please find a copy of the report on the recent Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997-2013) here.

A helpline has been launched by the NSPCC for those concerned about children and young people involved in gangs.
Adults who are worried a child might be at risk from being involved with gangs can now contact the new helpline:
0808 800 5000.
Find out more




A new safety leaflet and poster on the dangers of button

batteries has been created.

Private Fostering leaflets for carers have been translated into the following languages: Bengali, Gujurati, Polish, Punjabi, Somali, Urdu. These can all be found here.



Pokémon GO!

NSPCC have produced a useful Guide for Parents - here is the link on this current phenomenon https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/pokemon-go-parents-guide/


Resources For Practioners


Working Together 2015

The main statutory guidance on safeguarding, Working Together, has been revised. A copy of the new guidance is available here


The LSCB Procedures  are now compatible with 'Working Together' (2015) and regularly updated.