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The PSCB has worked with partners to produce a One Minute Guide on Child Sexual Exploitation. The aim is to provide a succinct summary of the key issues, what workers should do if they are concerned a child is being exploited; an overview of the criminal law framework around CSE; and where workers can go for more information

The PSCB has also developed a CSE Risk Assessment Toolkit which should to help you identify whether a child is at risk of sexual exploitation and what the appropriate response it. Please take time to read this toolkit and familiarise yourself with the vulnerability factors that will help you recognise a child who is at risk of CSE.

Community partnership information (CPI)

Hampshire police would like partner agencies to submit intelligence on CPI Form to ensure we build intelligence cases on perpetrators who are exploiting children, and to ensure that the police have accurate information to safeguard children when for instance they go missing.  Please click here for further information.

Child sexual exploitation: messages from research

The Centre for expertise on child sexual abuse has published a series of briefing papers bringing together messages from research on child sexual exploitation (CSE) with implications for practice and strategic commissioning. The briefing paper’s aim is to increase professionals’ confidence in taking appropriate action based on the best current research evidence and cover professionals in school settings; multi-agency working; staff working in health settings; and commissioning health care services.

Children and young people may also be vulnerable to other forms of exploitation, such as  criminal exploitation.  To help those working with children the Department for Education has written the following guidance to help you recognise the signs and respond appropriately: Criminal Exploitation of Children: County Lines Guidance

You may also find the following useful: Moving Drugs and Cash Along County Lines – What we know about the Exploitation of Children and Young People by Criminal Gangs and Networks

The PSCB was involved with Operation Make Safe at the Portsmouth Guildhall on 26/27 September.  Please follow this link to access the presentation, films (below) and pubtaxi and hotel posters used for the training.  If you are worried that a young person is at risk of sexual exploitation please refer to our CSE risk assessment toolkit.  For certain agencies (see criteria on form) that have time limited contact with children (13-17), please access the shortened version to quickly help to identify children at risk of sexual exploitation.

Know The Signs – Emma’s Story – A Victim’s Perspective of Child Sexual Exploitation from Portsmouth SCB on Vimeo.

Op Make Safe Film from Portsmouth SCB on Vimeo.

Barnardo’s _ Child Sexual Exploitation _ Nightwatch_ Empowering The Nigh… from Portsmouth SCB on Vimeo.