There are various types of exploitation which a child or young person can be exposed to. They are:
- criminal exploitation, gangs and county lines
- child sexual exploitation
- child trafficking and modern slavery.
Kent and Medway, with partner agencies, have worked together to produce two new child exploitation tools for processionals.
These replace the child sexual exploitation toolkit, and incorporates all kinds of child exploitation.
The aims of the new tools are to improve how Kent and Medway disrupt exploitation and help agencies work together to create safety and reduce harm.
The identification tool is designed to support professional judgement for those professionals who do not normally complete social care assessments.
The assessment and planning is an extension of the identification tool. As well as identifying if a child or young person is being exploited, it helps professionals to draw out the analysis, identify the most appropriate intervention(s) and formulate a plan which reduces harm in the context it is occuring.
Exploitation intel form
The new electronic Exploitation Information Sharing Form (eINTEL) has been created so that multi-agency staff can share any information with regard to Exploitation that may be important and relevant in order to build intelligence about Exploitation and better target the response to prevent and disrupt it.
It must be emphasised that this form is NOT a Request for Support to the Kent Integrated Children's Services.
If you have a safeguarding concern, see 'Kent Support Level Guidance'. Remember, your concerns must be discussed with your safeguarding lead and the appropriate Request for Support made.
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