Clinicians at East Surrey CCG have produced a range of advice leaflets for parents and carers of young children. If you following the links below you can download leaflets below and use them if a child has a fever, is experiencing sickness and/or diarrhoea, a persistent cough (possibly caused by Bronchiolitis), or has a head injury. Please note some of the leaflets are for parents and carers while others are for healthcare professionals.
CSE Warning Signs
Often children and young people who are victims of sexual exploitation do not recognise that they are being abused. There are a number of warning signs that can indicate a child may be being groomed for sexual exploitation and behaviours that can indicate that a child is being sexually exploited. To assist you in remembering and assessing these signs and behaviours, using the SSCB CSE Screening tool the following mnemonic 'SAFEGUARD' has been created:
Sexual health and behaviour
Evidence of sexually transmitted infections, inappropriate sexualised behaviour or pregnancy
Absent from school or repeatedly running away
Evidence of truancy from school / periods of being missing from care or from home.
Familial abuse and/or problems at home
Familial sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, as well as risk of forced marriage or honour-based violence; domestic violence; substance misuse; parental mental health concerns; parental criminality; experience of homelessness; living in a care home or temporary accommodation.
Emotional and physical condition
Thoughts of, or attempted, suicide or self-harming; low self-esteem or self-confidence; problems relating to sexual orientation; learning difficulties or poor mental health; unexplained injuries or changes in physical appearance identify.
Gangs, older age groups and involvement in crime
Involvement in crime; direct involvement with gang members or living in a gang-afflicted community; involvement with older individuals or lacking friends from the same age group; contact with other individuals who are sexually exploited.
Use of technology and sexual bullying
Evidence of 'sexting', sexualised communication on-line or problematic use of the internet and social networking sites.
Alcohol and drug misuse
Problematic substance misuse.
Receipt of unexplained gifts or money
Unexplained finances, including phone credit, clothes and money.
Distrust of authority figures
Resistance to communicating with parents, carers, teachers, social services, health, police and others.