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Child Sexual Exploitation Champions - new and existing

Please Note: We are not currently accepting any new applications for CSE Champions as this role is currently under review. 


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: 


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


Cost to participants: Free (please note the cancellation policy)


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

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

You must be a CSE Champion to attend a CSE Champions Forum.


September/October CSE Champion Forum dates will feature:

  • Local Essex Updates on Child Exploitation
  • Modern Day Slavery and Trafficking, understanding the Essex picture and Essex Police response.





ESCB Charging and Cancellation policy has been updated, please read before you book your course.

Please note that late notice cancellations and non-attendance at courses will incur a charge, you will need to complete payment information upon booking the course, this information will only be used if you cancel your place with less than 15 working days’ notice or do not attend on the day.


Key Documents


CSE Champions Role


CSE Champions Request Form