Child Criminal Exploitation is a where vulnerable children are targeted, often by gangs who get them to carry out criminal activity. Please click on the links below for more information or visit NSPCC where advice about how to spot the signs of criminal exploitation and involvement in gangs can be found, and what support is available for children and young people.

Criminal Exploitation of Children

Alfie’s story is a short story about a young boy groomed and criminally exploited by drug gangs. Please be advised that some scenes may be upsetting.



Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. More information can be found on the NSPCC website here, along with advice and support if you are worried about CSE.

The below video is Kayleigh’s Love Story, a warning to young people about the dangers of grooming online. Please be advised there may be some scenes that are upsetting to watch.

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating online?

You can make a report to one of CEOP’s  (Child Exploitation Operating Command) Child Protection Advisors by clicking here.

North East Lincolnshire’s Child Exploitation Process:

Please click on the links below to access information, guidance and support available in North East Lincolnshire concerning Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and/or Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

An exploitation Risk Assessment should be completed if;

A professional or group of professionals is concerned that a child is at risk of becoming, or is currently being exploited;

A parent/caregiver is expressing concern to professionals that their child is at risk of becoming, or is currently being, criminally and/or sexually exploited;

A child is indicating that they are at risk of becoming, or are currently being, criminally or sexually exploited

Risk Assessment Tool

Guidance on Risk Assessment Tool

Example of a Risk Reduction Plan

GRAFT Handbook

Preventing Exploitation