The DSCB provides tools and guidance to help professionals identify and tackle child sexual exploitation.

Please visit for more information. Please watch this 15 minute video from the NHS on spotting the signs of CSE.











The existing Missing And Child Sexual Exploitation forums (MACSEs) have been remodelled so that sexual exploitation concerns relating to any child, potential perpetrator or location can be submitted for information sharing. There are three MACSE’s in Devon covering the North, the South and Exeter & East. Any professional who has a CSE concern in relation to a child or young person that they do not think meets the Child Protection threshold should complete a CSE assessment and send it to the MACSE email box to identify if any other agency has relevant information to the case. We have listed quick links to useful resources below and summarised the guidance on this page – please download the MACSE guidance  document for full details.

MACSEs are not an emergency response mechanism and do not replace existing procedures for child protection concerns or individual case planning.

MACSE Guidance (Word or PDF)

CSE Risk Assessment Tool (under review)

CSE Person or Location of Concern Form

Missing and CSE poster

Missing and CSE information leaflet

Trouble downloading the documents?

Do you know a child at risk of sexual exploitation?

Any professional working with children in Devon should undertake a CSE assessment if they have concerns about a situation relating to child sexual exploitation. If you know the child is open to social care you should liaise with the child’s social worker about your concerns so that they can complete the assessment within the individual’s record and ensure any actions are co-ordinated.

If the child is not open to social care and you are not sure if your concerns relate to child sexual exploitation, or if you need help completing the assessment and knowing what action to take, you can call the MASH on 0345 155 1071 and request advice from the REACH team (Reducing Exploitation and Absence from Care and Home). Your call will be taken by a customer services advisor who will forward your details and enquiry to the REACH team so that they can respond.

PACE (Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation) have an online course about signs and impacts of CSE, which can be accessed here.

Kayleigh’s Love Story – Online Grooming Film

Leicestershire Police have published a video about the real case of 15-year-old schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood who was groomed online in November 2015. The film has already been screened to a big number of children in controlled nevironments and has enabled practitioners to discuss issues regarding online safety with children and young people. You can watch the video below.

The full version of the film, along with a signed version, an audio-described version and versions of the film translated into five languages – Polish, Hindi, Guajarati, Urdu and Punjabi – will be available to the public on Leicestershire Police’s YouTube channel

If you haven’t already started using this film as part of your safeguarding package for children, please feel free to do so.

For further details about the case or Kayleigh’s Love Story visit: