Phoenix Tameside Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

The team...

  • Social Work Manager
  • Detective Inspector
  • Detective Sergeant
  • Detective Constable
  • Social Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Missing from Home SPOC
  • NHS Safeguarding Nurse

Email address: cse.tameside@gmp.police.uk
For info & enquiries please telephone 0161 856 5880. To report an incident or crime please dial 101.

“Tameside Safeguarding Children Board is committed to tackling Child Sexual Exploitation in the borough, by developing a strong multi-agency approach to raise awareness; intervene early; disrupt and prosecute perpetrators; and offer support to potential victims”- Phoenix Tameside Mission Statement.

"If you have any concerns regarding a child at risk of CSE, please contact the Public Service Hub in the first instance and request a referral to the Phoenix Team. If you are working with a young person affected by CSE, you can direct them to the Children and Young People section of our website for further information and support"

TSCB has a multi-agency CSE sub group that is responsible for delivery of the CSE Strategy.

CSE is the sexual exploitation of children under 18 by adults who are not related to them. The young person is often given ‘something’ which might be alcohol, cigarettes, a gift, shelter, even compassion or flattery, in order to gain their trust before sexually abusing them. This contact may be made by any means, for example, in person, via mobile phone messages or the internet.

Our Phoenix Tameside team has been formed to tackle any kind of CSE in our borough. The team is co-located at Ashton Police Station and they serve the whole of Tameside. The team will give advice to young people on how to stay safe and keep their friends safe, they also provide information to parents and carers so they can spot the signs of CSE and be more generally aware of it.

CSE occurs in every town in the UK but it is largely a hidden crime. Phoenix Tameside actively encourages young people, members of the public and professionals to report any concerns to them whether this is about a child, a premises, a vehicle or a potential perpetrator.

The team will look to safeguard young people identified as being at risk of CSE. They are proactive in dealing with offenders whom they will seek out and put before the courts where possible. In any case the team work with their partner agencies to execute warrants and disrupt offending behaviour to make it practically impossible for them to commit offences against children.

To access the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures Manual, please click here.

Project Phoenix Handbook - Multi Agency guidance for delivering effective strategies to tackling child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester.

CSE Resource Pack for Councils - Produced by The Local Government Association.

CSE Pocket Guide - NHS England have produced a ‘Pocket Guide’ on CSE for Healthcare staff. The information within the guide is useful as quick reference for professionals from any agencies and details signs and possible indicators, risk factors and how to respond.

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Public Service Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual