Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation
Across the West Midlands Local Safeguarding Children Boards are working together to combat Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The Home Office seconded a Senior Civil Servant, for two year period to help co-ordinate regional activity and develop a strategic programme of improvement to combat CSE. The group held a regional conference and begun work on enhancing the sharing of cross border intelligence which can be used to better target police operations and agencies support.
In Birmingham the multi-agency response is delivered through the CSE & Missing Sub-Group, which is responsible for the implementation of the Citywide Strategy. Two operational groups; Missing Operational Group (MOG) and Child Sexual Exploitation Operational Group (COG) coordinate the multi-agency response for children who are at risk through msising episodes and CSE.
Click image below; to download the Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy
Tools and Referral Forms:
1. Child Sexual Exploitation Screening Tool - Click Here
2. Police Intelligence Sharing Form (FIB) - Click Here
3. NWG Child Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment Tool - Click Here
4. Child Sexual Exploitation Practice Guidance - Click Here
5. West Midlands Metropolitan Area CSE Distruption Toolkit - Click Here
See Me Hear Me Campaign - Go to http://www.seeme-hearme.org.uk/
The See Me Here Me Campaign was launched in June 2014, by Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Coventry, Birmingham and Solihull councils along with West Midlands Police and other partners, to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation.
The Campaign follows the development of the See Me Hear Me framework, which sets out how agencies across the West Midlands work together to prevent, respond to and support victims.
The framework was developed by the seven councils, West Midlands Police and partner organisations, including Barnardos and PACE and is based on recommendations from the Office of the Children's Commissioner.
Want to know more?
What to do if you suspect a child is being sexually abused – please click on the following link for the DfE Step by Step guide for frontline practitioners.
Page updated: 01.02.2019