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Child Exploitation

How is East Riding dealing with child exploitation?

Child exploitation is child abuse; it is complex and brings many challenges that cannot be dealt with quickly by a single agency, which is why, in the East Riding, we are working together to implement a Contextual Safeguarding approach to mitigate the risks to children and young people by reducing the incidence of missing episodes and safeguard children and young people from child exploitation, trafficking and modern day slavery.

The Contextual Safeguarding Strategy and related guidance below sets out how East Riding will work towards ensuring that effective and co-ordinated measures and responses are in place to safeguard all children and young people at risk of or who are experiencing exploitation.

ERSCP Contextual Safeguarding Strategy (pdf 592.88kb opens in a new window)

ERSCP CSE Procedures and Guidance July 2019 (pdf 1.06MB opens in a new window)

ERSCP Criminal Exploitation, County Lines & Modern Day Slavery (pdf 252.14kb opens in a new window)

ERSCP The Runaway and Missing from Home and Care Protocol 2019 to 2022 (pdf 2.65MB opens in a new window)

National Guidance

CSE - Definition and Guidance 2017 (pdf kb opens in a new window)

This national guidance, published in February 2017, provides a definition and guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child exploitation. 

CE Training

East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership deliver inter-agency Child Exploitation training

Free online training is also available through PACE (Parents against child sexual exploitation) in partnership with Safeguarding Children e-Academy.

Help and Advice

Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation (external website)

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - Children and Young People's Advice Page 

Not In Our Community - website for children and young people giving information and advice regarding exploitation.

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