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the danger of denial - school accountability for CSE

7 May 2015

Failings around the prevention of child sexual exploitation (CSE) have been highlighted again in the news this week. A Freedom of Information request has unveiled that police and council officials did not take any action despite receiving written evidence that CSE was occurring in Rotherham and Sheffield.

Eradication of this “culture of denial” forms part of the recent national response to tackling CSE. Schools have a vital role to play in this, as evidenced by the recent updates to the statutory safeguarding guidance and Ofsted framework. Understanding the signs of CSE and working in partnership with the police and LA to identify children at risk must form part of any school’s safeguarding policy and training programme.

CSE is by no means a 'new' issue, but the expectations on schools (as well as other bodies) to tackle it have never been greater.

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