Child Criminal Sexual Exploitation
The school is aware that; Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs
where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or
deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something
the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator
or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears
consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur
through the use of technology. (Child sexual exploitation: Definition and a guide for practitioners, local
leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation (2017)
Staff have been made aware of some of the key indicators of CSE by training provided by the Senior
DSL.... In addition, the school appreciates that it has a role to play in the prevention of CSE within its
Safeguarding curriculum eg. Healthy Relationships.....
If staff do identify children for whom CSE may be a concern they will follow normal safeguarding
process and Child Protection procedures. Staff must pass this information to the Senior Designated
Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately. The Senior DSL will then assess the level of concern and
consider referring cases where relevant to MAST and the Child Exploitation (CE) Hub.
The school also appreciates that they have a role to play in sharing intelligence relevant to
perpetrators of CSE, and therefore if such information should come to light within school, the Senior
DSL will share this appropriately with the police.
Ling Bob J, I & N School, Albert Road, Pellon, Halifax, HX2 0QD