Child Exploitation

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The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership are supporting a pilot of a proposed Child Exploitation Regional Screening Tool. The screening tool has been updated to include both criminal exploitation and child sexual exploitation and is available to all practitioners working with children and young people.

When completing the screening tool, practitioners are asked to take into consideration Right Help, Right Time, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education. Both the latter documents specifically refer to the broader issues around exploitation and taking a contextual safeguarding approach. Once completed, the screening tool should be attached to a Request for Support Form and submitted to the Children's Advice and Support Service via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

At the end of the pilot, feedback will be requested from exploitation leads within the city with the findings being used to inform future development of the screening tool.

The screening tool and guidance can be accessed via the links below:

  1. Exploitation Screening Tool (External BCT Agencies) – Click Here
  2. Exploitation Screen Tool (for Social Workers) - Click Here
  3. Birmingham Children’s Trust Exploitation Screening Tool (Internal Guidance) - Click Here
  4. Child Exploitation Guidance - Click Here
  5. Police Intelligence Sharing Form (FIB) - Click Here
        Information Report to be sent through to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  6. Child Sexual Exploitation Practice Guidance - Click Here
  7. West Midlands Metropolitan Area CSE Disruption Toolkit - Click Here
  8. ODOC Operating Guidance 2020 - Click Here
  9. Local Partnership Delivery Group Terms of Reference - Click Here
  10. Combined CSE CCE Procedure for Empower U Hub - Click Here

See Me, Hear Me Campaign -

The See Me Here Me Campaign was launched in June 2014, by Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Coventry, Birmingham and Solihull Councils along with West Midlands Police and other partners, to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation.

The Campaign follows the development of the See Me Hear Me framework, which sets out how agencies across the West Midlands work together to prevent, respond to and support victims.

The framework was developed by the seven councils, West Midlands Police and partner organisations, including Barnardos and PACE and is based on recommendations from the Office of the Children's Commissioner.

Want to know more?

What to do if you suspect a child is being sexually abused – please click here for the DfE Step by Step guide for frontline practitioners. 

Reviewed: 11.08.2020

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