Metropolitan Police Service Guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2154
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What relationship does the Metropolitan Police Service have with the charity, National Working Group (NWG) Network Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation, and has it implemented any of the guidance it produces related to identifying instances of child sexual exploitation?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS works with a range of charities that are working in the area of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and has adopted various recommendations from guidance issued by the NWG, NSPCC, Barnardos and the OCC report into Gangs and Groups.  The NWG is represented on one of the internal MPS CSE groups. The MPS has adopted the 'say something if you see something' campaign, which was launched London wide on the 18 March 2015 as part of Operation 'Makesafe' with a publicity and poster campaign. This is aimed at raising awareness with businesses such as hotels, taxi companies and licensed premises to enable them identify signs of CSE, as well as training call operators to provide the appropriate response to information received regarding CSE.