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Summary of the Child sexual exploitation by organised networks investigation report

CASPAR briefing

Publication date February 2022

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published an investigation report on child sexual exploitation by organised networks in England and Wales.1

Our briefing summarises key themes covered within the report, including:

  • the extent to which police and local authorities are meeting the needs of particular groups of children who have experienced, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • the effectiveness of screening and risk assessments in protecting children from CSE
  • how disruption tactics are being used by police to prevent perpetrators of CSE
  • the extent to which multiple agencies are working in partnership to protect children from CSE
  • the effectiveness of audit and inspection processes
  • key recommendations.


Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) (2022) Child sexual exploitation by organised networks: investigation report. [Accessed 04/02/2022].
Child sexual exploitation by organised networks investigation report: CASPAR briefing
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