Introducing the CSE Team SHIELD

Please see the attached presentation from the launch of SHIELD: SHIELD Team Launch Presentation

Team Shield- intelligence form

CSE1 – Referral form

Child Sexual Exploitation – Warning Signs & Vulnerabilities Checklist

The Child Sexual Exploitation Framework has been introduced to provide and promote a clear consistent response to concerns about child sexual exploitation in Knowsley. This includes clarity for use by other local authorities, Merseyside Police, schools and further education institutions, the third sector, public health and other key safeguarding and community safety partners.


It is important to recognise that all children and young people may be at risk of child sexual exploitation. Perpetrators can and do target a wide range of children and practitioners should be alert to this issue whenever concerns about a child are noticed. This useful guidance document issued by the Children’s Commissioner provides a checklist of the associated Child Sexual Exploitation Warning Signs & Vulnerabilities.

  • Knowsley Child Sexual Exploitation Working Arrangements
    This document aims to explain local working arrangements around identifying and addressing CSE in line with the Pan Cheshire/ Merseyside Multi Agency CSE Protocol (PC/M P). It will seek to identify the key local roles under the Protocol and help raise awareness of referral processes where CSE concerns exist.

CSE Training and Awareness

There are a number of resources available to partners, community groups , front line practitioners, children, young people, parents and carers. The following links have examples of useful current guidance and training material.

The KCB have introduced a CSE Training and Development Strategy. The aim of this is to support the KSCB in fulfilling its identified priorities and actions regarding Child Sexual Exploitation.

CSE Training and Development Strategy 2015-16

Links to online resources for professionals

Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation

Please see below a list of phone apps (applications) that children and young people might access via their mobile phones and tablets. We know that children and young people can be contacted or even groomed this way.

 Information on Aps that have been used for CSE/Inappropriate messaging

Government guidance

KSCB expects compliance with this guidance
Puppet on a string – the urgent need to cut children free from sexual exploitation