What is the plan? What are we here for? Features in Policing Plan and has done for sometime Key focus for the organisation We protect the vulnerable We “Think Family” We work in partnership Joint working through the LSCB’s across County and City We learn from our experiences
Are our children less safe than they have ever been? It feels like it, BUT….. Greater awareness Greater press reporting Greater accountability Internet Unfortunately we deal with criminals who also evolve and change their approach……
So What is it? Definition of CSE The nationally agreed ACPO definition of CSE is: sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where the young person (or third person/s) receive ‘something’ (e.g. food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) as a result of them performing, and/or others performing on them, sexual activities. child sexual exploitation can occur through the use of technology without the child’s immediate recognition; for example being persuaded to post images on the internet/mobile phones without immediate payment or gain. Violence, coercion and intimidation are common. Involvement in exploitative relationships is characterised by the child’s or young person’s limited availability of choice, as a result of their social, economic or emotional vulnerability. A common feature of CSE is that the child or young person does not recognise the coercive nature of the relationship and does not see themselves as a victim of exploitation.
What does this show? The high profile celebrity cases generally relate to historical offences dating back decades - Exploitation is not ‘new’ The perpetrators all have one thing in common – they utilise power to control the victim, be that through fame, infamy or fear.
13 defendants operated as a gang, nine convicted offences relating to rape, pornography and drugs 27 victims aged between 12 and 18 years Ringer leaders Mohammed Liaquat and Abid Siddique received indefinite sentence's with minimum tariff's of eight and 11 years.
Started when a 14 years old girl in care disclosed she was being paid for sexual services. A further 13 other girls were then identified. All the victims new each other but the offenders didn’t, they operated alone. 10 people convicted with sentences totaling 48 years. Predominantly white male offenders.
2013 Operation Cordelia 13 year old boy from Long Eaton groomed online, taken to a hotel and raped. Examination of suspects phone identified 32 boys across the UK were victims. Offences in hotels also identified in Durham and Newcastle. 17 charges including rape, attempted rape, grooming and trafficking. 15 years imprisonment
2014 R v Michael Day Information from CEOP about indecent images being downloaded from his address. Day arrested. Examination of media devices found footage of him abusing a 12 year old girl who was his sister and who resided with him. Despite the footage the victim was unable to disclose what had happened. 9 years imprisonment.
Derbyshire Child Exploitation Team 2 Detective Sergeants 4 Detective Constables – POLIT 5 Detective Constables – CSE 1 Detective Constable within Central Referral Unit dedicated to CSE Trained CSE ‘Champions’ in stations across the county.
CSE Statistics 327 referrals in last 12 months 218 CSE 109 POLIT Currently running 148 investigations, 66 Referrals and 82 Crime investigations.
Offenders in Derbyshire In 2013/14 there were 132 perpetrators linked to Operation liberty: EthnicityTotal White81 Asian6 Black1 Mixed2 Unknown42 Grand Total132
Offender in Derbyshire The age range of offenders was from 16 – 65. The largest cohorts was aged 20-29 and 40-49. 50% were under 30. Lone offending easily outweighs gang/group offending.
Understand the risk factors Derby / Derbyshire Risk Assessment tool Outlines Low Medium High