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Friday, 21 April 2017

Report: Child sexual exploitation - Extended text of Definition and Guide for professionals

Written by The Editorial Team

The new child sexual exploitation (CSE) guidance was commissioned by the Department for Education and is based on a review of the evidence by the University of Bedfordshire and Research in Practice. This resource is the original text from which the summary document Tackling child sexual exploitation: Advice for Professionals has been drawn.  

The document outlines the new civil definition of child sexual exploitation, developed by the Home Office and DfE, together with an overview of our current understanding of the issue and an evidence-informed set of principles for responding. This extended version of the ‘advice’ provides professionals with further background information about child sexual exploitation and offers additional commentary around some of the complexities of practically responding to the issue. 

Who’s it for: Social workers and other Children’s Services professionals; the police; Adult Services professionals; teachers and other school staff; GPs; nurses (including school nurses); Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services practitioners; midwives; health visitors; early years professionals; youth workers; youth justice professionals; A&E staff; paediatricians; and voluntary and community workers.

Access the Child sexual exploitation: Extended text of Definition and Guide for professionals (open access)