Practitioners and professionals


How is East Riding dealing with child exploitation?

Child exploitation is child abuse; it is complex and brings many challenges that cannot be dealt with quickly by a single agency, which is why, in the East Riding, we are working together to implement a Contextual Safeguarding approach to mitigate the risks to children and young people by reducing the incidence of missing episodes and safeguard children and young people from child exploitation, trafficking and modern day slavery.

The Contextual Safeguarding Strategy and related guidance below sets out how East Riding will work towards ensuring that effective and coordinated measures and responses are in place to safeguard all children and young people at risk of or who are experiencing exploitation.


RIT Indicator Tool 2022 (word document)

Guidance Notes for the Risk Indicator Tool (word document)

Transition Protocol Extrafamilial Risk (pdf 185kb)

Missing Protocol - Runaway and Missing from Home and Care Protocol (pdf 1.3mb)

Child Extrafamilial Risk Guidance including Child Sexual and Criminal Exploitation, County Lines and Modern Slavery (pdf 496kb)

7 Minute Briefing - Child Sexual Abuse Medical (pdf 204kb)

Responding to Children Telling You They Have Experienced Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Guide (pdf 459kb) 

East Riding of Yorkshire & Barnardo’s and Child Exploitation collaboration 2022-25 (pdf 1.2mb)


National Guidance

CSE - Definition and Guidance 2017 (pdf)

This national guidance, published in February 2017, provides a definition and guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child exploitation. 


CE Training

East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership deliver inter-agency Child Exploitation training

Free online training is also available through PACE (Parents against child sexual exploitation) in partnership with Safeguarding Children e-Academy.


Help and Advice

Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation (external website)

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - Children and Young People's Advice Page 

Not In Our Community - website for children and young people giving information and advice regarding exploitation.

East Riding of Yorkshire Strategic Partnership Voices Mean Choices