Last week saw the Government host their Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Summit to present their report on the horrific abuses that have been taking place in Rotherham and other areas in recent years. Amongst the well-placed remonstrations and horror at what has been happening to a number of children in this country there was a distinct feeling of positivity to move forward, learn from the past and ensure this never happens again.
The most pertinent points in the letter from Central Government to Chief Executives of local authorities, Directors of Children’s Services, Police and Crime Commissioners, Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards, Health and Wellbeing Boards and GPs was about the need to share information. That, above all else, is the most important thing a professional can do in this area to change the outcome and the lives of those being abused and exploited.
The key question is: do professionals have the tools to do this in the right way? Do they have the right tools to potentially save the lives of thousands of children? The letter was also clear that a number of other aspects need to be adhered to:
- Integrated working
- Joint risk assessments
- A victim focused approach
- Good leadership and clear governance
- Frequent review of operations
By adopting a specialist solution for an area as complex as this, multiple organisations can work better together to improve the lives of children targeted and exploited in this way and potentially start to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Operating up to IL3/Official Sensitive and even beyond that, pam is a powerful cloud platform that is central to enabling the changes you need to deliver. Already used to help manage and disrupt organised crime groups it is ideally placed to help tackle and prevent CSE, improving the lives of victims and making communities safer.
If you could benefit from a platform that can help your team and partners to tackle CSE and address the government recommendations visit www.pam-it.com for more information. Or call 01273 704500 and speak to one of the team.