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Tackling child Sexual Exploitation

Helping local authorities to develop effective responses

This briefing outlines the elements of an effective local response to child sexual exploitation. It suggests how local authorities and other stakeholders can tackle this abuse, and the advantages of partnership working and information sharing. Areas will differ in their responses, but some components are central to any effective action. This briefing consolidates guidance, legislation and good practice to show the key elements of a comprehensive local response:

  • raising awareness
  • understanding what is happening
  • developing a strategic response
  • supporting victims of exploitation
  • facilitating policing and prosecutions.