Scrutiny Review of Multi Agency Working against Child Sexual Exploitation

Scrutiny Report on Multi-Agency Working Against Child Sexual Exploitation

The Council’s Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee has carried out a review looking at how organisations in Telford and Wrekin are working together to prevent child sexual exploitation (CSE), protect and support victims and their families and prosecute perpetrators.

The report was approved by the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee on 16 May 2016.

The response to the recommendations in the Scrutiny report has been agreed by the Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children’s Board and was approved by the Council’s Cabinet on 21 July 2016.

What is CSE?

CSE is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity in exchange for things such as money, gifts, accommodation, affection or status.

What is on-line grooming?

Grooming is when someone builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse or exploitation.

Children and young people can be groomed online or in the real world, by a stranger or by someone they know - for example a family member, friend or professional.

Groomers may be male or female. They could be any age.

Many children and young people don't understand that they have been groomed, or that what has happened is abuse.

How can I find out more about Child Sexual Exploitation?

For more information on Children Abused Through Exploitation (CATE) please view our guidance documents.

Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) and Virtual College’s Safeguarding Children e-Academy have launched an e-learning course for parents on the signs of child sexual exploitation, which is free to access. 

How can I find out more about the work of Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee?

View dates of past and future meetings of the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee.

Use the subscribe link on any of the Committee's agenda pages to receive notification when future agendas are published.

Questions, comments or complaints about this review

Please contact the Scrutiny team.

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