Child Sexual Exploitation

As part of our commitment to combat Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) TARIAN has appointed a dedicated resource to tackle this national threat.

TARIAN recognises the importance of CSE and the emerging threat from both online and physical grooming within our communities.

In order to effectively address the issues we need to ensure all staff working within covert law enforcement recognise the signs and potential organised crime groups – so we can utilise the most appropriate tactic to disrupt, dismantle and safeguard, providing support to the Forces and reassurance to our communities.

Therefore, Inline with other ROCU’s across the UK TARIAN has recruited a CSE Regional Co-ordinator and Analyst. The responsibilities will include:

  • Assist forces to deliver the National CSE Action Plan based on the gap analysis for each force
  • Work with force vulnerability leads to address the gaps identified in relation to the HMIC Inspections and College of Policing Peer Reviews
  • Work with Forces to coordinate the level 1, 2 and 3 operations to tackle CSE and deliver the National CSE pursue activity.

What is CSE?

Sexual exploitation is child abuse. Victims are manipulated or forced into taking part in a sexual act often in return for attention, affection, money, drugs, alcohol or accommodation.

CSE can happen to any young person from any background. It happens to boys and young men as well as girls and young women.

Children and young people do not become involved voluntarily – they are forced into the situation by abusive adults or peers who present themselves as their 'friend' or 'boyfriend'.

Young people may be targeted by abusers online or in person.

If you know or suspect a child is in immediate danger, you should dial 999 straight away.

If you suspect a child may be at risk, or have any information relating to Child Sexual Exploitation, we would prefer to speak to you on the phone (by calling us on 101) or in person.

Please talk to the police, you will be listened to and taken seriously and we will do everything we can to help you.

If someone has acted inappropriately online towards you, a child or young person, or someone you know, find out what to do, and how to report it to police, by visiting the CEOP at: