CSE & Missing Arrangements
MACE - meetings and principal contacts
National Working Group (NWG)
Resources for Educational Establishments: CSE School Lesson Plans
The CSE and Missing Arrangements document sets out the processes across Essex that support in the identification of CSE activity, disruption of any known or suspected activity and support to victims. These arrangements are agreed as a means of complementing and strengthening safeguarding procedures and are not to be considered in isolation or as a replacement to Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Child Protection Procedures.
The arrangements are intended as guidance and reference for child protection chairs, agencies and practitioners to ensure that there is clarity and consistency across Essex.
Essex Child Sexual Exploitation & Missing Arrangements
Essex CSE Arrangements 1-Pager (to print - save as PDF)
SET (Southend, Essex and Thurrock) CSE Toolbox
Information Sharing Statement
MACE meeting dates
North (click to open)
Chair Part 1: El Mayhew (Service Manager, FO), Part 2: Nicky O’Shaughnessy (Director for Local Delivery - North, FO)
South (click to open)
Chair Part 1: Tamsyn Basson (Service Manager, FO), Part 2: Russel Breyer (Director for Local Delivery - South, FO)
West (click to open)
Chair Part 1: Susanna Moorhouse (Service Manager, FO), Part 2: Jenny Boyd (Director for Local Delivery – West, FO)
Mid (click to open)
Chair Part 1: Gaye Cole (Service Manager, FO), Part 2: Sukriti Sen (Director for Local Delivery - Mid, FO)
MACE Principal Contacts
National Working Group
The NWG (formerly The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People) is a Charitable organisation formed as a UK network of over 10 000 practitioners who disseminate our information down through their services, to professionals working on the issue of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking within the UK.
Our Network covers voluntary and statutory services and private companies working in this field. We offer support, advice and raise the profile, provide updates, training, share national developments, influence the development of national and local policy informed by practice
NWG Gold Membership
Essex Safeguarding Children Board are Gold Members of the NWG which allows membership for all agencies and practitioners across Essex. This allows access to further training, research and resources in relation to sexual exploitation.
To become a Gold Member, please email email@example.com requesting membership. Please ensure you provide your
name, designation & agency/organisation and email address.
An agency may submit one request with a list of names and email addresses for their organisation.
Please be aware that NWG or the ESCB must be updated should the worker leave the organisation in the future so that their membership can be removed.
Young people who run away may be at risk of significant harm whilst away from home or care placement e.g. those who remain missing overnight or for several days, sleeping rough and in contact with people posing a risk to them. Young people may also only be missing for a short time period and risk may still be significant.
Police will lead efforts to locate children who are missing, working closely with Children’s Social Care when children are missing from care placements. This also applies to children living at home.
When the child is located the Police will carry out an immediate vulnerability check (safe and well) to identify any indications that the young person has suffered harm; where and with whom they have been; and to give them an opportunity to disclose any offending by, or against, them.
Police, Children’s Social Care & any agency involved with a child who has run away/ gone missing will share information and where necessary take action to safeguard or offer support to the child and family.
Find out more about Missing Children
ESCB CSE School Lesson Plans
These lesson plans have been developed by Essex County Council, Family Operations, Involvement Team to support educational establishments to provide structured learning to Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils in relation to Child Sexual Exploitation, including risks online.
Key Stage 2
The activities have been chosen to support children’s understanding of the Child Sexual Exploitation in an age appropriate manner.The pack includes printable resources from recognised programmes including the Barnardo’s Real Love Rocks programme, NSPCC and CEOP’s Cyber café.
Download the resources and lesson plan below:
- Lesson Plan
- Online Safety and NSPCC presentation
- Talking about Feelings
- ‘I Didn’t Know’ Pledge
Key Stage 3
The lesson plans are based on the Involvement Teams peer led workshop for young people ‘Having fun or losing Control’. The activities have been chosen to support young people’s understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation and where to get help. The programme has been split into:
Download the lesson pack
- Exploring Relationships
- CSE Risks On and Off Line
- The Grooming Line
- Creating Your School Pledge
My Life 4 Schools – free resource by the Children’s Society
Railway children: Runaway Prevention - free resource pack for teachers and youth professionals to educate children & young people on the risks of running away.
Chelsea's Choice: countywide CSE project
A guide to becoming a safer parent online - leaflet