Essex CSE Information
Sexual Exploitation Project Manager provides her new
year update including the CSE Toolbox launch, new training packages and the
next ‘I Didn’t Know’ campaign…
have been made to the Essex CSE and Missing Arrangements document, so please
familiarise yourself with the 1-pager, available to download from our
website as a PDF. Please print and display in staff
rooms / departments / offices.
document sets out the processes across Essex that support in the identification
of CSE activity, disruption of any known or suspected activity and support to
arrangements are agreed as a means of complementing and strengthening
safeguarding procedures and are not to be considered in isolation or as a
replacement to Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Child Protection Procedures.
Source: MACE Bi-Annual Report, November 2016
“Choices is awesome. It should be offered out all over the country and not just to people who are at risk or are vulnerable as there is a chance it could happen to anyone”.
Read one young person’s experience of getting involved in a peer-led
programme aimed at those vulnerable to CSE or going missing and how they view educating people as the key to
tackling these issues…
Find out about the new Boys and Young Men CSE worker, the 'Seen and Heard' Video and how a multi-agency approach can provide the best support in the latest update from The Children's Society...
Introducing Children & Young People Officers and Youth Offending Team co-ordinators in Essex Police
Essex Police introduced two new policing roles in 2016...
Children & Young Person’s Police (CYP) Officer
There are 13 CYP officers across the force and at least one in each policing district. The role is very much focused on safeguarding and diverting children and young people away from negative behaviours.
CYP officers work closely with partner agencies, including Youth Offending Teams and ensure the correct referrals and interventions are offered to young people at risk of offending or becoming victims.
Their overarching aim is to identify and resolve issues involving young people within the community who are most at risk of becoming repeat offenders or victims, or at risk of harm from Child Sexual Exploitation.
CYP officers are part of the local Community Policing Team and can be contacted via Essex Police 101.
Youth Offending Team (YOT) Co-ordinators
The YOT coordinators are support staff who are co-located within the Youth Offending Teams and provide a key role in linking the two agencies.
They provide research and information sharing for the YOT teams and will ensure children and young people receive the most appropriate outcomes when they do become involved in offending behaviour.
For Youth Offending general enquiries, contact the Force Youth & ASB sergeant, Jan Bloomfield: email@example.com or 101 extension 110005.
Essex County Council are committed to
ensuring that all children have a right to a suitable education and to have
that right protected.
Any child who is missing from education is
not only reducing their chances of educational attainment and future life
chances but can also be vulnerable and at risk to being victims of harm, exploitation or radicalisation
Schools are responsible for managing school
absence and referring to other agencies as and when necessary. When children
are on a school roll, it is the parents who are responsible for ensuring
Where parents elect to home educate, they
must provide a suitable education.
The Missing Education & Child Employment
Service (MECES) would urge professionals and members of the community to
urgently report any concerns for children who do not appear to be on a school
roll or receiving an education, to enable the Service to investigate the
circumstances and take appropriate action.
Please click referral form to complete the details.
Contact the children
missing education team: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are rare occasions where reduced
educational provision is deemed appropriate by both the parents and school for
a short period.
It is important that such arrangements do not
continue for too long though, as this could leave children vulnerable whilst
out of education.
Updated guidance for schools on this subject
can be accessed here.
Professionals had reported concerns that some
children seem to access limited education for long periods, so a forum is
available for professionals to refer such cases to enable scrutiny and
If you are concerned that a child is
currently missing out on education, has previously been referred to the
Alternative Education Commissioning Service or Missing Education & Child
Employment Service and there appears to be no indication of a realistic plan
for increasing education provision please complete this form and return to: email@example.com