Safeguarding Children and Young People from Child Criminal Exploitation

The following Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) Flowchart and Toolkit have been developed to support practitioners in their work to protect children at risk of or experiencing CCE.  Criminal exploitation involves taking advantage of and grooming children and young people, forcing them to engage in various forms of criminal activity (including county lines).

The Youth Justice Legal Centre has developed guidance on child criminal exploitation which explores the different ways in which children are exploited and clarifies that children who have been exploited and/or trafficked should be treated as victims rather than suspects.

The Home Office has issued guidance on ‘county lines’.  Practitioners should familiarise themselves with the guidance.  County lines is a cross-cutting issue which can involve drugs, violence, gangs, criminal and sexual exploitation, modern slavery and missing children or adults.

Child criminal exploitation can involve children experiencing physical, mental and/or sexual exploitation, often over a significant period of time.

 

Safeguarding Children and Young People from Child Sexual Exploitation

The following Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Procedural Flowchart and Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Tool have been developed to support practitioners in their work to protect children at risk of or experiencing CSE.

 

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Concerns Network Information

Professionals can use the form below to provide the Concerns Network with information or concerns they have about CSE.

This form should be used to identify information concerning people, places, activities, or vehicles which you believe may be involved with, or connected to CSE.

Please note this is NOT a referral form and should not replace your usual practice of referring to Children and Families Direct or the Police.