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The Way Forward for Rotherham – Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy 2015–2018

Following wide-ranging consultation with victims, survivors, public and professionals, Rotherham LSCB has published its new CSE Strategy, 'The Way Forward for Rotherham'.

Download the strategy

Advice and guidance

To help practitioners and volunteers who work with young people and families affected by child sexual exploitation to practice in a safe, confident way, we have also developed a CSE screening toolkit and guidance.

Download our CSE screening toolkit

There are also specific documents and leaflets with advice and guidance for practitioners, young people and families.

Download CSE advice and guidance

Rotherham Multi Agency Risk Management Panel (MARP) - Terms of Reference

Download the MARP terms of reference


If you want to know more about child sexual exploitation, free e-learning courses are available for parents, carers and professionals.

You will learn more about:

  • What is child sexual exploitation 
  • Spotting the signs and indicators of risk
  • The impact that child sexual exploitation can have on families
  • Knowing what to do if they are concerned a child or young person may be at risk 

These free on-line learning courses are provided by the Virtual College – Safeguarding Children e-Academy in association with Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) and Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop).

Access and register for free e-learning

On 26 August 2014 the Council published Professor Alexis Jay’s Inquiry Report into Child Sexual Exploitation. The report is available to download, along with further information related to the inquiry:

Find out more about the inquiry

Tackling child sexual exploitation is one of the board's main priorities.

Download our Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy for 2013-16

Other reports undertaken on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham are:

Practice Review Report: Barnardo’s (2013)

A review of the response to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham: Rotherham LSCB (2013)

CSE information/intelligence gathering form

Within the context of CSE it is recognised that no one partner organisation holds all the information required to effectively assess the needs or fully assess the risk of serious harm to children and young people.

Intelligence is information that has undergone an evaluation process to assess its value. It’s how we analyse it into something meaningful that is important, some information on its own that does not seem important could be vital and could lead to something in the future.

Clearly, sharing intelligence helps to protect children by supporting partnership working. The partnership has developed a CSE information/intelligence gathering form that incorporates elements that will assist information to be evaluated using the National Intelligence Model, 5x5x5, which is used by all Police forces.

It is envisaged that the implementation of this form will improve and enhance the opportunities for all soft information/intelligence and assist in making the identification of credible information easier.

Download the form