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Missing Children & Child Sexual Exploitation Service - EHFSYOS

To co-ordinate the Missing Children and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Service in the Southend Borough within Early Help, Family Support and Youth Offending Services.To offer all children up to the age of 18 years the opportunity to receive a return to home interview after they have been missing. To coordinate the CSE service and identify any children that may be at or involved in CSE. To work with and liaise with multi agency services to safeguard the welfare of children

The CSE Missing Children Service offers a Drop-in at Civic 2 between 9-5 Monday to Friday. Either the Coordinator or Streets Ahead Duty worker will be available to talk to children and/or parents.They can offer advice and information about the risks of going missing and CSE. Missing Kids cards will be offered to Children and Parents .These provide useful information about what to do when a child goes missing and telephone numbers to use.

Who to contact

Neil Watkins
Child Sexual Exploitation and Missing Children Co-Ordinator
01702 534300

Where to go

Venue address
Civic 2 Victoria Avenue

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Drop in service available Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00
Session Information
Monday 09:00 - 17:00; Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00; Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00; Thursday 09:00 - 17:00; Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Other details

No costs, this service is free and run by the Local Authority
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

The child that goes missing has to be reported by the parent or carer to the local police. Once the child is found the police will send me a copy of the Found Report. The Missing Children Co-ordinator will arrange a home visit .He will ask the child and parent if they would like a return to home interview, with the aim of finding out about the child’s missing experience and any safeguarding issues that may arise from the interview. If the interview establishes any child to be in need or any family intervention is required, a further referral may have to be made to other services.
If relevant, the co-ordinator will communicate and update other professionals.

CSE : During the return to home interviews, if any  information is shared about CSE risks, the relevant organisations will be informed to then share and coordinate  information. This will enable the service to enact their safeguarding procedures if necessary.

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Age Range
From 0 years To 18 years

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Address: Civic 2  Victoria Avenue  Southend-on-Sea  Essex 

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