Child Sexual Exploitation
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE):
Is when people use the power they have over young people to sexually abuse them. Any child can be at risk and anyone can be an abuser. Child sexual exploitation is abuse and can happen between children of the same age or a child being abused by an older person. In many cases the child may not realise they are being used for sex.
It can involve physical contact or happen online where a child gets persuaded to send photos or videos of themselves.
If you have information relating to a child or young person that is at risk of child sexual exploitation, please complete the Dorset Risk Assessment Screening Tool
Within Bournemouth there is a CSE Coordinator and two CSE Social Workers.
The CSE Social Workers can be contacted on 01202 458915
If the CSE Social Workers are unavailable you can contact:
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
During office hours (Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.15pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm)
01202 735 046
Out of Hours Service (OOHS): 01202 738 256
If a child is in immediate danger contact the Police: 999
Other Useful Contacts and Resources:
Bournemouth Social Care - Children
Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse
Free toolkit to help prevent children from being sexually abused
NHS – How to spot CSE
Barnardos - National leaders in CSE
Childrens Commissioner - Preventing CSE
NSPCC’s PANTS wide range of resources - These include support packs for parents/carers/foster parents and lesson plans for schools, videos, case studies and even a PANTS song!
FREE Tools and Resources for working with children, young people and their parents.