What are we doing about CSE
Exploitation of children, in all of its forms, is absolutely abhorrent and tackling it continues to be a high priority for South Yorkshire Police.
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) remains an issue in South Yorkshire and across the country. Our understanding of this type of offending has developed considerably since the time of the Jay Report in 2014 and the way we deal with it has improved greatly.
We now have dedicated CSE teams which work closely with partner agencies to proactively investigate this type of crime. The development of our response has been shaped by listening to the experience of survivors of CSE and our most recent inspection by HMICFRS found South Yorkshire Police to be ‘good’ at protecting vulnerable people.
Operation Stovewood, the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) independent investigation into child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) in Rotherham, which was requested by South Yorkshire Police, continues to make good progress.
Child exploitation in South Yorkshire
Our 2019 Child Exploitation problem profile can be read here.