WSP5 Tackling Child Exploitation Tim Leeson

Report
Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation.
The national policing response to tackling CSE:
Policy into Practice
Tim Leeson
Project Manager
National CSE Action Plan
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2014 INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO CSE IN
ROTHERHAM
KEY POINTS
The inquiry carried out by Professor Alexis Jay looked at how Rotherham Council's
children's services department dealt with cases involving child exploitation between
1997 and 2013.
• Found evidence of "appalling" exploitation of at least 1,400 children in Rotherham
over a 16 year period.
• Found there was a "collective failure" by both the police and the local council to stop
the abuse.
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2014 INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO CSE IN ROTHERHAM
15 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
• Problem profiles
• Risk assessments
• Strategic approach to protecting looked after children
• Review of Social care resources
• Support and therapeutic intervention.
• Ethnicity & Faith
WELFARE OF THE
CHILD PARAMOUNT
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CSE has many guises
and may look different
wherever you
go….
….but there
are common
themes for
every Force!
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Such as:
The need for regional and national CSE problem profiles.
Development of a clear multi agency intelligence requirement
to direct partners as to what information is required to aid victim
and offender identification.
Continued dissemination and training around the risk indicators
of CSE.
Working with PCC’s to develop victim support services for victims
and those at risk of CSE.
Monitoring of case load and ensuring appropriate resources are
provided.
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So what is the national policing response to
CSE?
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National CSE Action Plan
The Action Plan will reduce the gap between the threat of CSE and the capability of the
police to deal with it. There are 7 key themes;
• Public confidence and awareness
• Protecting, supporting , safeguarding victims and managing risk
• Effective investigations and bringing offenders to justice
• 4 Ps Prepare, Prevent, Protect, & Pursue
• Intelligence and performance monitoring
• Police leadership
• Learning and development for police leaders and frontline staff
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Prepare:
Providing strong leadership, effective systems whilst working with partners
to tackle CSE.
Prevent:
Raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation among young people, parents,
carers and potential perpetrators, to prevent incidents / repeat incidents of
Child Sexual Exploitation.
Protect:
Safeguarding vulnerable young people and supporting victims and those
professionals who seek to reduce instances of Child Sexual Exploitation.
Pursue:
Disrupting, arresting, and prosecuting Child Sexual Exploitation of offenders,
ensuring a victim centred approach at all times.
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Governance
Regional Policing Leads
3rd Sector:
CEOP
Office of Children’s Commissioner
College of policing
Barnardo’s
Home Office
NSPCC
OPCC
Marie Collins Foundation
LSCB’s Chair
National Working Group
HMIC
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Delivery & Performance
¼ Governance Group Meetings.
Workshops – at key locations across the Country and opened by CC Bailey.
Seminars – aimed at Senior Leaders. ACPO / PCC’s / LSCB Chairs.
Peer reviews – College of Policing.
Benchmarking – Annual process to measure force activity against the action plan.
HMIC Inspections.
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What does good CSE capability look like?
1. Strategic Leadership
•An ACPO team who “get” CSE and commit to driving a co-ordinated
Force response.
•A mature approach to performance issues and a genuine commitment to
tackling a “hidden” problem.
•Local (BCU) Commanders who understand CSE and work collaboratively to
tackle it.
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What does good CSE capability look like?
2. Effective multi-agency working
•This can be challenging for some Forces (depending on the number of
Local Authorities), however it requires a ‘grown up’ approach.
• Effective 3rd Sector commissioning to work with partners
to support victims.
•Reliable systems and processes to identify and refer victims and agree
a co-ordinated response.
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What does good CSE capability look like?
3. High levels of awareness
• Police (Public protection staff, CID, Uniform, PCSOs, Call
handlers, Intelligence staff)
• Partners (Local Authorities, Social Care, Education, Health, 3rd
Sector, CPS, Courts)
• Public (Young people, parents, carers, business community, faith
groups, minority communities)
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Awareness Strategy
Have you
got one in
place?
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Branded materials
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Liz
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In summary……….
….no chain is stronger
than its weakest link..
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High levels of
awareness in
POLICE
PARTNERS
PUBLIC
5
Products
generated
to inform
tasking
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FUTURE CHALLENGES
• Increase in referrals
• Bringing offenders to justice
• Technology / Social media
• Media management
• Community engagement
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QUESTIO
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