CSE - Toolkit for Social Care Professionals
The 'Tackling CSE Toolkit' has been put together to provide advice for NCC Early Help and Prevention and Safeguarding and Children’s Services staff on their responsibilities in relation to identifying CSE and what action should be taken if it's identified.
The NCC teams covered include: Child in Need (CiN), Looked After Children (LAC), Early Help Prevention (EHP), Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC), Leaving Care, Foster Care, and Residential Care.
Tackling CSE Toolkit - how to use it
The toolkit is divided into a series of chapters. Teams should download, read and act on the information provided in chapters 1, 2 and 5 below. An online video presentation introducing the CSE toolkit can be viewed here and will help provide context for the toolkit.
This chapter includes:
- Definition of Child Sexual Exploitation
- Description of the 'Grooming Processes'
- Behavioural and psychological signs of abuse
- CSE and The Law
- CSE and boys / young men
- CSE and online grooming
- CSE and relation to missing children, mental health and the effect on the family
Chapter 2 - CSE and the Local Response (PDF 273KB)
- Local findings on children and young people's online activities
- What to do if you suspect CSE
- NSCB's CSE Assessment form
- Referral route chart
- CSE and the role of the Police and RISE team
- Groups of young people vulnerable to CSE
- Behaviours of children/young people that are being exploited
- Consideration for wishes of the child/young person and mindfulness of 'groomed' behaviour
Additional Chapters you may find helpful:
Two sections of the toolkit have been written specifically for parents/carers and children/young people, please share these with families you are working with where appropriate.
Last updated: 11 June 2015