In April 2018, this chapter was extensively updated and should be re-read in its entirety.
Note: the appendices below are Warwickshire specific guidance, tools and referral pathways.
Safeguarding Children and Young People From Child Sexual Exploitation
Appendices for Multi-agency partner agencies
The Assessment Framework should be used by multi-agency practitioners, to identify the needs of a child/young person who may be vulnerable to being sexually exploited, is being groomed or targeted for the purposes of sexual exploitation or is being sexually exploited. The document will also support multi-agency practitioners to identify concerns and appropriate intervention(s) for the child and their family.
This form is completed when sharing information with Warwickshire Police about perpetrators and concerns of Child Sexual Exploitation occurring that is NOT an emergency and does not require immediate action.
This document identifies the legal orders available that can be issued by police, applied to from criminal or family Court or made via civil law route.
Appendices for Children's Social Care
This assessment tool is completed by Social Care to identify the needs of a child/young person who may be vulnerable to being sexually exploited, is being groomed or targeted for the purposes of sexual exploitation or is being sexually exploited. The tool will also support practitioners to identify the most appropriate intervention(s) for the child and their family.
A Multi-Agency Sexual Exploitation meeting (MASE) meeting is a forum to share and clarify information, establish risk, consider disruption and develop a multi-agency safeguarding and support plan to meet the needs of children and young people who are at risk of, or are being sexually exploited (including support for parents/carers).
This meeting is chaired by the CSE, Missing and Trafficking Team where there is knowledge or suspicion that children are involved together or being controlled / exploited by the same person or there are multiple perpetrators.
This document should be completed when supporting victims or witnesses who are likely / are giving evidence in a criminal trial in respect of CSE, Missing or Trafficked young people. This is completed by the allocated Social Worker with support from the CSE, Missing and Trafficking Team.