Can you spot the signs of child sexual exploitation?

Inform Children launches new interactive tool for practitioners based on signs connected to different 'abuse models'

Photo: Business Images/Rex (posed by model)
Photo: Business Images/Rex (posed by model)

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.

Child sexual exploitation will be among the topics discussed at Community Care Live Birmingham 2016, which takes place on 10 and 11 May. You can view the provisional programme and register to attend here.

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:

2 Responses to Can you spot the signs of child sexual exploitation?

  1. maria February 4, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    HOW DO YOU OBTAIN THIS ARTICLE, I’VE BEEN TRYING TO GET IT ALL MORNING???

    • Gordon Carson February 4, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

      Hello Maria, if you’re an Inform subscriber you should be able to access the guide by signing in using your normal Inform login details.