Information for CSE Champions
Included in this month’s CSE Champions bulletin is
information on the CSE referral process, networking forum dates and resources
from NWG, NSPCC and others. We hope you find the information useful but do get in touch if
you have anything to contribute.
Following conversations at the last round of networking forums please
find attached a letter
from Detective Superintendent
Morris, explaining this situation and a link to the working
CSE Champions networking forums – autumn dates released!
The purpose of the CSE Champions network is to have the
opportunity to meet with other champions, discuss what is working well, issues
and concerns, for the next round of forums we will focus on perpetrators and
the statutory process for missing children as these were issues that came up in
the last round of forums.
The forums will run 9.30-12pm with a break in the middle
of the session to allow time for you to network with everyone in the room. To book
your place at a session in your local areas using the links below:
Tuesday 3rd November
– in Chelmsford
Wednesday 18th November 2015 in
Tuesday 24th November
November 2015 – in Colchester
ESCB has been offering CSE Champions training since the
end of 2013, we have delivered this training to about 500 people.
We appreciate that many of you have taken time to
complete the evaluation on the day and post course follow up, however in order
to help us understand the effectiveness and impact of this training we would
like to offer everyone who has attended this training over the last 18 months
the opportunity to feedback using the same format to inform future delivery and
the support that is offered to CSE Champions. We will be contacting you in
September to ask if you would like to take part in further evaluation. This
will be done in a variety of ways including focus groups, online surveys and
Specialist Counselling Services – New to Harlow and Epping
South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC)
is now offering specialist sexual violence counselling services in Epping and
Harlow. The service is available to young people between the ages of 12 and 24
years old, and adult women, who have experienced any form of sexual violence
(including childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual exploitation and sexual
assault) at any stage in their lives, regardless of statutory interventions.
Survivors can self-refer, or workers can refer
them, using the referral form available on www.sericc.org.uk, and people can call 01375 380609 if they have any questions.
One of the discussions at the recent CSE Champions forums was about the resources that people are using within their staff teams and also with young people, if there is anything that you would like to share with other CSE Champions in relation to resources please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure it is put on the ESCB website.
When sending through resources it would be really helpful if you could state the context in which you use them and the age group they are best suited to (if applicable) and if there is a specific way that you have used them that has worked well.
CSE video produced by young
The 'I Didn't Know' project video put together by the Essex
Children in Care Council and was released as part of the National Child Sexual
Exploitation (CSE) Awareness day on Wednesday 18th March 2015. Watch the video here.
Brand new CEOP resource: Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to
Series of four short animated films for parents and
carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks
associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images. View on CEOP’s YouTube channel. Download
the 'Parents' tab in the Resources section of online account)
NSPCC Child sexual exploitation: learning from case
reviews Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around CSE-this was first published in 2013
but has some useful information
Something - New service for young people to report sexual exploitation
The NWG Network charity launched its `Say Something’
campaign on 29 June with Nicola Blackwood MP at Westminster. The Say Something
campaign has been developed with young people and aims to safeguard vulnerable
children and young people by empowering them to identify early indicators of
child sexual exploitation (CSE). Say Something will also offer a free, 24-hour,
anonymous phone and SMS helpline, 116 000, to disclose information and seek
Say Something briefings and poster available
to download here.
The NWG website is a really
useful site for resources on a range of issues, many can be accessed for free
without becoming a member.