LSCBLocal Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire

CSE Assessment

The CSE Assessment has been designed for use by professionals working with children and young people who may be vulnerable to, being targeted for or involved in child sexual exploitation.

This includes concerns that the young person's internet use is putting them at risk of CSE.

The tool has been updated to no longer ask for the sections to be scored as we have found that this does not provide a true reflection of the CSE risk. Please ensure all sections are completed with as much detail as possible.

Before carrying out the assessment:

Professionals should discuss any concerns with their designated child protection or safeguarding officers before using this assessment.

Please also refer to the Tackling CSE Toolkit document - this assessment is part of the toolkit and familiarity with the relevant chapters within the toolkit will help you to successfully complete the assessment.

When carrying out this assessment:

Practitioners must use their knowledge of the young person and answer the questions within the assessment to reflect the young person’s:

  • situation
  • presentation 
  • any evidence that grooming or exploitation is taking place.

All the questions within the assessment must be considered. This is to ensure that the overall picture of the young person and their situation is as complete as possible. 

This assessment must be used to assist decision making.

Download the assessment using the link below

This assessment form is a MS Word document with fields that can be completed and saved to your computer.

Last updated: 04 June 2019

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