In April 2017, Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) agreed a common approach to the role of the CSE Champion. There have been a number of staff changes since then, alongside changes in data protection requirements. It is now timely that we update and refresh our records.
The purpose of the CSE Champion role is to:
Be a key contact for staff within an organisation/department to go to for support and advice in relation to CSE.
Be a key contact for SET LSCBs to share updates, resources and examples of good practice.
To raise awareness of CSE within their organisation.
CSE Champion responsibilities include:
Keeping up to date with local CSE arrangements, such as how and who to share concerns about CSE with and referral process
Disseminating relevant information, campaigns, updates and resources internally within their organisation/department
Keeping up to date with local policy and procedures in relation to CSE
Acting as a Point of Contact (POC) regarding CSE within their organisation/department
Providing advice and signposting in relation to individual cases
Providing advice and signposting in relation to the SET CSE Toolbox including the CSE Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) will maintain the contact details for all Thurrock CSE Champions and will ensure that information, training and awareness is provided to enable them to fulfil their role as a Champion. Champions should also ensure they keep Thurrock LSCB updated should they leave the organisation/department, or should they resume the CSE Champions role within a different organisation/department.
To support your CSE Champion role, Thurrock LSCB will give you access to a secure area within the Thurrock LSCB website which will provide you with local and national updates in relation to CSE and you will be notified by the Thurrock LSCB Business Team each time this is updated.
Thurrock LSCB expects that all Champions have the active support of their organisation and senior managers.
These standards ensure that all CSE Champions across SET have achieved a specific level of training / development and knowledge to ensure they are able to fulfil the role expectations.
Please Note: if you are already an existing CSE Champion You will need to re-register so our records are up to date. You may also register for the first time to become a CSE Champion, by completing the Registration Form below.
If you see or hear something that you feel is not right, dont wait for someone else to do something. The smallest piece of information could be the crucial piece of the jigsaw the Police or Social Care need to make the picture complete.
Working with our Partners the SET Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Strategic Group have agreed an intelligence process to capture intelligence on CSE
If you become aware of information or intelligence that will support our aim of preventing CSE please take the time to complete the information report which is available below. If you are unsure ask a CSE champion or your Safeguarding lead.