New DfE guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation

New DfE guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: February 2017

The Department for Education published new guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation on 17 February. The guidance is non-statutory and ‘is intended to help all those working with children, and their parents and carers, to understand child sexual exploitation and what action should be taken to identify and support victims.’

The publication is split into two sections; the first providing advice and guidance to those working with children and young people, which naturally includes schools and the second section aimed at Local Authorities and other agencies who have oversight and responsibility for the planning responses to child sexual exploitation

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