The Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Superhero campaign is an innovative project developed by Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (SWB CCG) in partnership with The Children’s Society, and is fully endorsed by NHS England.
This training resource is primarily for primary care staff but it can be applicable to all staff working in healthcare.
To raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals about CSE, SWB CCG funded and commissioned the ‘Know the Signs’ film. The film starring Josie Lawrence, was produced by ‘Chatback’, who are a group of looked-after or birth children of foster carers.
View the Know the Signs film here.
It is highly recommended that professionals view the full film before undertaking the training.
The CSE Superhero theme was developed in response to a challenge at a National Safeguarding Conference by the mother and brother of a young woman who was murdered trying to help a friend who was a victim of CSE.
The call from the victim’s family was for health professionals to become Superheroes and help tackle CSE.