Child sexual exploitation

CSE checklist tool for partner agencies

This is a checklist that you can use to help you decide whether a child or young person may be at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

This tool is to be used when working with Children and Young People up to their 18th birthday. You should be aware that:

  • Young people aged over 16 can still be at risk of / or experience child sexual exploitation
  • Where a child is under the age of 13 years old, and /or has a learning disability and there are concerns regarding sexual exploitation, a referral to Children’s Social Work Services is required

This tool is for your use to make an initial judgement about the level of risk of sexual exploitation for the child or young person and what actions are required. The tool is to assist you in assessing the risk of Sexual Exploitation; it is not intended to be a referral form.

However, when making a referral to the Children’s Service Duty and Advice team or sharing your concerns with the child’s allocated social worker, the tool should form the basis of those discussions.
 


CSE Multi agency protocol

Please note that the protocol is currently being updated in line with the Government guidance published in February 2017


CSE Leeds Practice Guidance

This Practice Guidance supports the Multi-agency protocol and provides a background and an understanding of sexual exploitation. It outlines how both girls and boys become involved, how professionals can best engage with them, what action professionals must take to safeguard them and support the prosecution of those who gain from this phenomenon.

Please note that the protocol is currently being updated in line with the Government guidance published in February 2017:

Definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation

Annexes to ‘Definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation’ 

Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation: Professionals in School Settings

Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation: Multi-agency working

Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation: Staff working in health settings

Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation: Commissioning health care services

Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation: Police

Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation: Strategic Commissioning of Police Services

Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation: Social workers

Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation: Strategic Commissioning of Children's Services

Child sexual exploitation: Practice Tool (2017) 


CSE risk assessment information form

In Leeds, the West Yorkshire Child Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment is a Children’s Services assessment tool. The Risk Assessment is embedded in the Children’s Social Work Services database. A child’s social worker completes the Risk Assessment either when a new referral concerning a child at risk of CSE is received, or when there are concerns for a child who already has an allocated social worker.  Voluntary CSE special agencies utilise the risk assessment as a referral form.

The West Yorkshire Child Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment should complement and be developed alongside any other plan for the young person’s welfare in line with local LSCP Procedures.


CSE process for managing a concern

Children at risk of sexual exploitation;

A flowchart which illustrates the process of managing a concern.


CSE WY Police information report form

The WY Police CSE information report form is used to share any information that you may have which could to help identify possible perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation or children at risk of sexual exploitation. The form requires you to identify where the information has been obtained and  to include as much detail as possible, for instance any information that you can provide relating to  names, descriptions, nicknames, vehicle details, and addresses is helpful.

We all have a role to play in attempting to understand the issues relating to CSE are in our local area; sharing  information which could be pertinent is therefore vital. If you have any information, not matter how insignificant it may feel to you, don’t sit on it, share it.

All completed forms should be sent to WYP: leeds.safeguarding@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk and also copied to the Safer Leeds (Partnership Analytical Team’s) secure mail box: comsafetyintel@leeds.gcsx.gov.uk