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This report was
prepared for the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny
Committee meeting of September 6th, 2016. It provides
an update about arrangements for tackling child sexual
exploitation in the Bradford District.
It sets out the national and local context and provides
details of the work of the multi-agency CSE Hub. It also
gives examples of preventative activities and innovative
work with perpetrators of CSE. Finally it summarises the
work in the District in relation to non-recent CSE.
Download the PDF here
NEW - Review of the working of
the CSE Hub
December 2015, BSCB undertook a partnership review of the
working of the CSE Hub. This was led by the interim
Assistant Director for Childrens’ Services. The multi-agency
group leading the review of the Hub met eleven times between
8th December 2015 and 9th June 2016. It included 8 agencies
who considered the following issues:
policies and procedures including pathways to services
and the West Yorkshire risk assessment tool;
levels, roles and responsibilities;
interface between children missing from home or care,
CSE and the work of the Integrated Assessment Team;
interface between the local authority children’s
services long–term social work teams and the CSE Hub;
The final report
of the review of the Hub was accepted by BSCB in July 2016.
The report resulted in the development of a detailed
framework for professionals working with children who
experience or are at risk of sexual exploitation. This is
underpinned by revised detailed practice guidance for all
agencies located in and working closely with the Hub.
A detailed plan containing 18 actions to be delivered by
specific services has been developed. Named agencies are
accountable to BSCB, through the CSE and Missing Sub Group
for the delivery of these actions and are required to
provide evidence of impact. This impact will be tested
through the BSCB programme of audit and challenge panels.
Download the Report of the Multi Agency Review of Bradford’s
Child Sexual Exploitation Hub May 2016
CSE in Rotherham
Two significant reports (and a briefing paper) have been produced regarding the
incidence of CSE in Rotherham and agencies’ responses to
this. These are:
On March 3rd 2015, Oxfordshire Local Safeguarding Children
Board published a Serious Case Review into the experiences
of six girls and young women who were subjected to child
sexual exploitation by multiple adult abusers. A young
person’s version of the overview report was also published.
Both documents can be downloaded here.
Government Response to CSE - March 2015
On March 3rd 2015 the Government formally responded to
the Jay and Casey reports into Child Sexual Exploitation in
Rotherham. A report: “Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation”
sets out the action to be taken by government and additional
requirements placed on Local Safeguarding Children Boards
and all organisations that work with children and families.
As well as the report, government published two letters of
guidance regarding information sharing and assessment and
decision-making tools. All three documents can be downloaded