Child Sexual Exploitation Champions - new and existing

From April 2017, Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) have agreed a common approach to the role of the CSE Champion.

There will no longer be specific CSE Champions Training. In order to qualify for a CSE Champion role within Southend, Essex and Thurrock, the following standards must be achieved. 

  1. Have a good working knowledge of safeguarding children and have completed safeguarding children level 2 course, or equivalent as a minimum
  2. Completed a minimum of a basic awareness CSE course (online or face to face)
  3. Completed the SET CSE Toolbox On Line Training Module
  4. Have support from line manager to be the CSE Champion in their team/organisation
  5. (SOUTHEND / ESSEX ONLY) Be a National Working Group (NWG) member

You must also complete a CSE Champions Request Form and email it to: 

Current CSE Champions will have until the end of January 2018 to ensure the standards above are completed and the CSE Champion Request Form signed and returned to the ESCB. 

These standards ensure that all CSE Champions across SET have achieved a specific level of training / development and knowledge to ensure they are able to fulfil the role expectations.

To maintain your CSE Champion role each year - see below...

CSE Champions Forum

To maintain your CSE Champion role each year, you will be expected to attend one CSE Champions Forum. 

This will be provided by the LSCB free of charge; dates for forums will be regularly updated on this page and/or via email. 

These provide a chance to meet and network with other CSE Champions, as well as local and national updates in relation to CSE. 

ESCB CSE Champions Annual Forums 2017-18

As part of ESCB’s commitment to supporting CSE champions, we are holding eight forums over the coming months:

  • January and February 2018 Forums - will focus on working with adolescents and working with children and young people; facilitated by young people

Please find below the forum dates, times and direct links to book your place.



Working with Adolescents and Working with Children and Young People; Facilitated by Young People


Wednesday 31st January 2018

1.30pm - 4.30pm

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Thursday 1st February 2018

9.30am - 12.30pm

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Tuesday 27th February 2018

1.30pm - 4.30pm

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Wednesday 28th February 2018

9.30am - 12.30pm

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Venue details will be provided when your place is confirmed.