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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


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.