Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) can have a serious long-term impact on every aspect on children’s lives, health and education. It damages the lives of families and carers, which can lead to family break-ups.
We have developed a CSE Strategy and Action Plan to detect, prevent and disrupt all forms of child sexual exploitation including online child abuse as well as contact offences. The missing from home and child sexual exploitation procedures focus on early identification and prevention meaning we identify children at risk and work to reduce this risk, rather than waiting for harm to occur before we act.
We have also developed a CSE Disruption Toolkit allowing practitioners highlight to the police risk factor behaviour around potential perpetrators. The use of this toolkit continues to be promoted in presentations, awareness raising events.
A new website has been launched by a multi-agency ERASE team, as source for help and information for children, parents and the wider community. The new website can be found at www.eraseabuse.org.
Kayleigh’s Love Story is a film produced by Leicestershire Police about aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood in November 2015. The Leicestershire schoolgirl was groomed online by a man she had never met, before being raped and murdered by his next door neighbour.
- Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy 2016-19
- CSE Intelligence / Information Submission Form
- Child Sexual Exploitation Risk Assessment Tool
- ERASE Exploitation Leaflet
- Child NRM Referral Form (See below for information)
The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is a framework for identifying and referring potential victims of modern slavery and ensuring they receive the appropriate support. The National Referral Mechanism guidance explains how to complete the referral form before it is considered by the relevant competent authority.