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WHAT IS CSE?
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationship where young persons (or third persons) receive ‘something’ (e.g. Food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) as a result of them performing, and/or another or others performing on them, sexual activities. This is often referred to as grooming.
CSE can occur through the use of technology without the child’s immediate recognition, e.g. being persuaded to post sexual image on the internet without immediate payment and gain.
CSE IS CHILD ABUSE
SIGNS TO SPOT
ACTION TO TAKE
The call handlers across London have been briefed and have set questions to obtain information from you. Information you should give:
For further information:
Contact the City of London Public Protection Unit – [email protected]
The Shiva Foundation have created a toolkit intended for internal use of hotels and other stakeholders in the industry. It has been created as guidance with recommended action and templates throughout to set up strong processes and protocols to address risks of CSE and modern slavery within your business and supply chains. The Blueprint can be adapted by individual managers, department heads and teams as appropriate.
Nightwatch in London – www.barnardos.org.uk
Nightwatch is a free training and guidance programme for those that work within the night time economy. We train people that work through the night including hotel and bar staff, taxi and night bus drivers to help recognise and protect children and young people from CSE after dark.
www.crimestoppers-uk.org - Give information anonymously
www.stop-cse.org – NWG – Our network links professionals involved in creating the best response for those who have become subjected to child sexual exploitation
www.childline.org.uk – A confidential 24hr free telephone helpline. Emotional support for children and young people on issues relating to child abuse, bullying etc.
www.faceup2it.org – FACE (Fighting Against Child Exploitation) is a group of young people, male and female who are aware of the dangers of grooming and sexual exploitation.
www.nspcc.org.uk – Providing helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep children safe whenever they go online
www.ceop.gov.uk – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
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