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					CROYDON ECLIPSE
         CROYDON ECLIPSE
         What is Child Sexual Exploitation?


“any involvement of a child or young person below 18 in sexual
 activity for which a remuneration of cash or ‘in kind’ is given to
 the child or young person, or a third party or person. The
 perpetrator will have power over the young person by virtue of
 one or more of the following: age, emotional maturity, gender,
 physical strength and intellect " (Palmer, 2001)
                Working Together
•   Co-located
•   Child centred approach
•   Information Sharing
•   Working knowledge of multi-
    agency protocols
•   Experienced CP Detectives
•   Knowledge of CP legislation
•   Therapeutic services
•   Advocacy model of support
•   Offer a flexible range of short &
    long term interventions
Working in Partnership

                          Multi-agency
                           meetings

     Improving
    knowledge of                              Collate
     community                              Intelligence




                          Child at Risk
 Therapeutic                                      Information
  services                                          sharing




               Identification         Rapport
                     of              building &
                 suspects            disclosure
                   The Financial Impact

     Largest youth population in MPS - Highest number of LAC
                           children in MPS

•   76% of people missing in Croydon during 2008 were children

•   Over 70% were children placed within the Croydon Care System

•   Each missing child report takes 5 hours Police time at a cost of £1200

•   Costs escalate when it becomes a protracted enquiry

•   Impact on Police response to emergency calls
                              Case Study
•   Suspect in crimes, including armed robbery, burglary, theft, arson and assault
•   MFH on11 occasions totalling 100 days
•   Taken into PP on 3 occasions in 2008

•   Police contact on 60 occasions, not crime related.

•   Eclipse direct intervention - S2 Abduction notice which served to assist in
    locating child.
•   Engagement with Barnardo's worker whilst in secure accommodation
•   Secure order obtained and child placed into accommodation until aged 16:



•    IMPACT: Making Croydon a safer place by reducing crime against persons

•            Improving health outcomes and life chances of child
•            Reducing Police expenditure on dealing with criminality and welfare
•
                         In summary

• The need to safeguard & promote the welfare of children is
  paramount

• Children have a right to protection and a right to access the
  Criminal Justice System


  ‘Positive outcomes for children are maximised when
   agencies work together and co-ordinate their
   activity’
   (Pan London Protocol 2005)

				
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