Child Criminal Exploitation, Child Sexual Exploitation, Trafficking & Missing
Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) Risk Assessment Screening Tool
This tool is to be used to notify Local Authorities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) of concerns about children relating to any form of Child Exploitation, for example including Criminal Exploitation and Modern Slavery. The tool can be found here.
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
CSE is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.
Includes: Reports, resources for schools and governors, short films, resources regarding night-time economy and links to useful websites, including Barnardo's for information for parents, young people and practitioners on the signs of child sexual exploitation and how to keep safe; PACE - Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation for information for parents/carers and children/young people.
Are You Listening?
Funded by Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland's Violence Reduction Network, the film entitled 'Are you listening' aims to raise awareness of the issue of CCE, some of the signs that could indicate a child is in danger and where you can go for help and support. It is important we all play an active role in tackling this issue.
A subtitled version of the video can be viewed on YouTube.
For further information on the film please follow this link to the Leicestershire Police webpage, which includes signs to look out for.
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Information Sharing Form
The CSE information sharing form and process has been revised.
This process should not be used to report concerns that a child may be at risk of harm and/or immediate danger. The process for reporting concerns about a specific child can be found on the LSCPB’s website.
This process should be used to share non-urgent information which you believe may be connected to child sexual exploitation (CSE).
All professionals and volunteers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have a duty to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation including passing on any non-urgent information.
This information is very important and will help the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Multi-agency CSE Team build intelligence about child sexual exploitation and enable us to better target the response to prevent and disrupt CSE. The information you share may include:
- Vehicle details including registration numbers, make, model and colour
- Details or descriptions of suspected perpetrators – names, phone numbers, addresses
- Details of unusual or regular callers to a children’s home
- Third party information e.g. rumours or concerns about people or locations
To make it easier for you to pass on this type of information to the Multi-agency CSE Team, Leicestershire Police has created a new information sharing form.
The form can be accessed online.
You can also make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers from this page too.
CSE Risk Assessment Tool
LLR SCPs guidance and procedures on Child Exploitation, CSE and Contextual Safeguarding
The guidance and procedures included are:
National CSE Guidance that supplements Working Together to Safeguard Children may also be relevant to practitioners.
The NSPCC has information regarding trafficking including a Child Trafficking Advice Centre which can be contacted on 0808 800 500 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
National Referral Mechanism (NRM)
The Governments National Referral Mechanism guidance, and referral and assessment forms, should be used to report potential victims of human trafficking.
Training information for professionals regarding CSE training is available within our Learning & Development pages.
A special edition of the LSCB Safeguarding Information & Research Digest (2014) provides a definition of CSE in gangs and groups, the 13 patterns of CSE and warning signs to identify children & young people at risk or involved in CSE.
The following resource includes the introductory letter, CSE leaflets, the incident and record log and guidance for hoteliers and drivers.
The Child Sexual Exploitation/Trafficking subgroup was created in partnership across Leicester and Leicestershire and Rutland LSCBs to help tackle CSE issues locally. Please note that this subgroup has been replaced by a joint Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CSE Hub
Breck’s Last Game, a short film about a 14-year-old boy who was murdered by a man he met on a gaming site, has now been made available online here.
Kayleigh's Love Story
Visit the Leicestershire Police's website to access the police news item on the film 'Kayleigh's Love Story' made to warn children of online grooming.
For more information on online grooming, visit our online grooming page.
Chelsea's Choice - Tour for Autumn 2017
This hard hitting production raises awareness of CSE, what makes a healthy relationship and how to stay safe on the internet. Chelsea's Choice is for audiences from 12 years of age and is also very effective in raising awareness in adults. The play will tour Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland again during autumn 2017. The play is 50 minutes long followed by a 20-30 minute plenary session exploring issues raised in the play.
Please visit our Chelsea's Choice page for more information.
New definition of CSE - March 2017
The revised definition for Child Sexual Exploitation in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 is:
“Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.”
Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners (DfE 2017)
Published by the DfE on 16th February 2016, Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners (DfE 2017) is non-statutory advice to help practitioners to identify child sexual exploitation and take appropriate action in response. This advice includes the management, disruption and prosecution of perpetrators. This document replaces Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation (DfE 2009).