Child Exploitation (CE)

Child exploitation of children and young people has been identified across the United Kingdom, in both rural and urban areas. It affects boys and young men as well as girls and young women. It robs children of their childhood and can have a serious long-term impact on every aspect of their lives, health and education. It damages the lives of families and carers and can lead to family break-ups. Child exploitation of children and young people is a crime.

In addition to the core business and functions of the CSCP, we have decided, as a Board, to focus on some areas that require further or emerging focus and we have called these Particular Interests. It is the intent of the CSCP to improve the lives of children in Cumbria by ensuring that all those who work with young people are aware of what child exploitation is, will intervene as early as possible, will respond to the needs of victims to repair the damage and will work together to prevent children becoming victims in the first place.

The Child Exploitation Risk Assessment Review (CERAR) Process 

Child Exploitation Risk Assessment Review (CERAR) is Cumbria's multi-agency approach to child exploitation assessment and review process, to find more about the process you can access the CERAR process on a page here.

Multi-Agency Partner Information Submission Form 

The multi-agency partner information submission form is available on Cumbria Constabulary’s website under the section for agencies and employers (bottom of homepage) - This allows professionals to share ‘soft intelligence’ and information that does not necessitate a report to the Safeguarding Hub or the Police about a specific incident or concern for a child.  This will allow us to develop a more accurate intelligence profile for the County and enhance our ability to identify and manage risk

Appropriate Language in Relation to Child Exploitation

Child Exploitation Appropriate Use of Language Guidance 2022 - guidance for professionals, seeks to provide guidance to professionals on the appropriate use of language when discussion children and their experience of exploitation in a range of contexts. 

Child Exploitation Strategy



Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines

Contextual Safeguarding


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