Community Care Inform Children has launched a new interactive guide to help social workers spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.
The tool, produced by the NWG Network of practitioners, is the first in a series of new and updated guides on CSE which will be published on Inform Children in the coming weeks.
After explaining the processes of recruitment, control and exploitation, it outlines the range of signs and factors that could be linked to CSE. These are tailored to seven “abuse models”, including imbalance of power, peer-on-peer, and online virtual.
“It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children and this tool will help to spot the signs that children may be at risk of CSE,” said Mike Hand, specialist team member at NWG Network.
See Community Care’s new tool in action: