Child sexual exploitation and missing from home
'The sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where young people receive 'something' (eg food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) as a result of performing, and/or others performing on them, sexual activities.
Child sexual exploitation can occur through use of technology without the child's immediate recognition; for example the persuasion to post sexual images on the internet/mobile phones with no immediate payment or gain. In all cases those exploiting the child/young person have power over them by virtue of their age, gender, intellect, physical strength and/or economic or other resources'.
(The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People, 2008)
The SSCP has adopted the Greater Manchester child sexual exploitation policy and has implemented a local supporting pathway.
The SSCP has developed a CSE operational handbook (Adobe PDF format, 412kb) to support practitioners, individuals and the community in effectively tackling CSE within Salford when considering and exploring Child Sexual Exploitation concerns and referrals.
The website www.itsnotokay.co.uk was launched on 19th September 2014 which aims to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation. The website gives information about CSE, advice and support, contact information for specialist teams in Greater Manchester, information about how to report CSE and a suite of posters and leaflets to support the campaign.
Missing from home
Children and young people may be absent from where they should be for many reasons, not least wanting to spend more time with their friends. But if you as a parent or carer don't know where they are they could be at risk of harm and any prolonged or repeated absence can be caused for concern. In such circumstances parents and practitioners need to respond and act on concerns.
The Children's Society run a project in Manchester, Salford and Oldham and they have produced guidance for parents and carers which can be downloaded here:
Please find below resources from the Home Office in regards to forced marriage.
- Forced marriage - You have the right to choose: posters
- Forced marriage - publications, posters and videos
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Promotional materials for the Guardian Project, a free service across Greater Manchester which coordinates care and support for girls and young women (up to 21 years old)affected by or at risk of FGM, are available for download:
- Young Person A6 Postcard (Adobe PDF format, 1.8mb)
- The Guardian Project A6 Postcard (Adobe PDF format, 1.6mb)
- Guardian Project A4 folded leaflet (Adobe PDF format, 3.8mb)
Modern Slavery: Duty to Notify
Home Office promotional materials including posters and factsheets explain what you need to do if you think someone has been a victim of modern slavery.
- Modern Slavery briefing (Adobe PDF, 581KB)
Staff guidance for working with victims of modern slavery is available to download.
- Victims-of-modern-slavery-frontline-staff-guidance (Adobe PDF format, 518 kb)
- Criminal Exploitation Toolkit (Adobe PDF format, 591 kb)
- LGA Local Authority Guidance on Modern Slavery
- Home Office Modern Slavery Awareness booklet (Adobe PDF format, 227 kb)
- Independent Child Trafficking Advocacy leaflet (Adobe PDF format, 168 kb)
Complex Safeguarding Conference: Exploitation in Salford - 22 March 2018
Conference Presentations and resource pack
- The Regional Context - Programme Challenger (Downloadable doc)
- Local Complex Safeguarding Hub(Downloadable doc)
- Welfare Reform, Financial Insecurity and the Risk of Exploitation(Downloadable doc)
- The England Illegal Money Lending Team (Downloadable doc)
- Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking (Downloadable doc)
- Criminal Exploitation and County Lines(Downloadable doc)
- Trapped: Find a way out(Downloadable doc)
- Resource pack (Downloadable doc)
Details of all the latest news from the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership.