Child exploitation – new screening tool from Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Local Safeguarding Children Boards in Berkshire have come together to tackle the criminal exploitation of children. Children as young as 10, and sometimes even younger, are being put in danger by people who are taking advantage of how vulnerable they are.

What is the simple screening tool?

This tool is for anyone who comes in to contact with children, including those who work in the voluntary sector. If you are worried that a child may be being exploited, or you are unsure, this tool gives you a list of indicators to help you work it out and take appropriate action.

Often, children do not recognise themselves as victims, or that they are being groomed, and as a result, disclosures of such abuse can be unlikely. Therefore, this indicator tool aids the identification of exploitation.

Click here to access to the tool, which is on your local LSCB website.

If you are worried that a child is in immediate danger dial 999.