Government announces new definition of CSE

The Department for Education has published a revised definition of CSE. The new definition is non-statutory, and has been produced to help practitioners, local leaders and decision makers who work with children and families to identify child sexual exploitation and take appropriate action in response. This includes the management, disruption and prosecution of perpetrators.

The Home Office also announced increased funding to help partners address CSE locally.

The SSCP has not made any changes to existing policies and procedures, and practitioners across the partnership should continue to use existing processes. The SSCP is discussing a response with its partners, and further updates will follow shortly.