CSE Champions Bulletin - July 2015


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.

Child Sexual Exploitation Triage Team (CSETT) - Essex Police

Following conversations at the last round of networking forums please find attached a letter from Detective Superintendent Investigations Lucy Morris, explaining this situation and a link to the working protocol.

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 2015 – in Chelmsford

Wednesday 18th November 2015 in Harlow

Tuesday 24th November 2015 in Wickford

Thursday 26th 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 peer interviews.

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 escb.training@essex.gov.uk 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 people

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 Know

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 here (under 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

Say 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 support.

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.