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Child Exploitation Champions


There are currently approximately 250 Child Exploitation (CE) Champions in Essex within a range of statutory, private, voluntary and community organisations.  Each CE Champion is a key contact for staff within their organisation/department to go to for support and advice in relation to child exploitation.  They are a conduit between their organisation and ESCB by sharing updates, resources and examples of good practice.  They raise awareness, disseminate resources and information in relation to child exploitation within their organisation.  In addition, they consider the possible links between missing episodes and child exploitation when missing episodes are identified alongside other child exploitation indicators. 


CE Champions are nominated by their organisation and have a good working knowledge of safeguarding children, have completed the SET exploitation e-learning package and are provided with NWG Membership. The role was updated in 2020 and widened to include all forms of exploitation.


Child Exploitation Champion Role - Updated 2020


CE Champions Forums


Please ensure you have completed the requirements below before applying for the forum:

  1. Have a good working knowledge of safeguarding children and have completed safeguarding children level 2 course, or equivalent as a minimum. (level 3 for health professionals)
  2. Completed the SET exploitation e-learning package
  3. Have support from your line manager to be the CE Champion in your team/ organisation
  4. NWG membership


If you have not completed all of the above requirements then please do so before applying.


Each forum will have a specific focus, which we will confirm a couple of months beforehand so you can decide which forums are of particular interest to you. All forums will include:

- An update on child exploitation in Essex

- Latest trends and data in relation to exploitation

- A chance to ask child exploitation related questions


It is not compulsory that you attend a forum. You can choose the most appropriate learning and development opportunity that suits your needs and experience.


Book a place

11 May 2022 (face to face in Chelmsford)

Interactive discussions and learning together about professional responses to extra-familial harm, known in Essex as ‘Risk in the Community’.  

Book a place.


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 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.