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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Buckinghamshire agencies launch CSE Promise and Strategy

Agencies across Buckinghamshire have united to launch a promise to children and young people that they will work together to help keep them safe from child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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Signing are Fran Gosling-Thomas, BSCB Independent Chair, and Lin Hazell, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

Organisations including the County Council, Thames Valley Police, Barnardo’s and health, together with Buckinghamshire’s Safeguarding Children Board, signed Buckinghamshire’s CSE Promise ahead of National CSE Awareness Day on 18 March.

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The Promise sets out the commitment from all Buckinghamshire agencies working with children and young people to tackling CSE through a three-pronged approach:

  • Prevent CSE from happening and stop existing CSE from continuing
  • Protect those who are at risk of, or who are victims of, CSE
  • Pursue the perpetrators of CSE and support victims to safely disclose abuse

Fran Gosling-Thomas, Chair of the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board said: “We want to send a strong message to our children and young people that child protection agencies in Buckinghamshire are determined to do everything possible to stop the appalling crime that is child sexual exploitation.

“The Promise we have signed supports our countywide strategy for tackling exploitation. We all have an absolute focus on working together in partnership to stamp out CSE, raise awareness of the signs that a child or young person is being sexually exploited, and support victims to rebuild their lives.”

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Strategy

For further information about National CSE Awareness day visit http://www.stop-cse.org/