Issue - meetings

Wiltshire Council Child Sexual Exploitation Annual Update

Meeting: 03/07/2017 - Cabinet (Item 96)

96 Wiltshire Council CSE Action Plan Update

Report by the Corporate Director, Carolyn Godfrey.


Supporting documents:


Councillor Laura Mayes presented the report which provided Cabinet with a review of developments and progress with the Council’s Child Sexual Exploitation Action Plan in relation to the Key Themes: Prevent, Protect and Pursue.


Issues highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the multi-agency approach to tackling the issues; how agencies can take action to disrupt and prevent potential perpetrators; the work undertaken to promote awareness in schools and in the wider community; and the further work that could be done with Councillors and Area Boards.


In response to a question from Councillor Ian Thorn, the Associate Director, Terence Herbert, stated that he was satisfied that the funding and management structures were sufficient to support the plan.




To note the progress made against the CSE action plan since 19 July



Reason for Decision:


Wiltshire Council has a zero-tolerance approach to CSE and has treated CSE as a high priority


By maintaining oversight of the CSE Action Plan at the highest level, the Council can ensure that CSE remains a priority.