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Pan Merseyside Child Exploitation Service

Works with young people under 18-years-old across Merseyside who are experiencing or at risk of child criminal or sexual exploitation.

Young people under 18-years-old | Merseyside

The service responds to and fully supports young people who are currently involved in child sexual exploitation (CSE), child criminal exploitation (CCE), gangs and trafficking, through both one to one and group work. Learn more about our CSE approach.

Comprehensive screening and assessment of young people is conducted to identify CSE or CCE risk and incidence, followed by programmes of intervention which enable young people to reflect upon and recognise CE.

Long-term support for young people affected by CE is provided, ensuring that they are fully supported to recover and reduce any further risk.

Building on the success of our nationally recognised youth violence prevention work, the service also supports young people to exit gangs.

Download our guide for parents, carers and families on spotting the signs of CSE (PDF).


The service offers training to groups of young people (preventative and targeted) as well as professional training to members of the children and young people’s workforce.

Work with other agencies

The service works in partnership with Merseyside Police and Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs), attending multi-agency child sexual exploitation (MACSE) meetings, supporting families to attend and promoting the sharing of intelligence across agencies.

This service forms part of Victim Care Merseyside which is funded by Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Further information

Referral options for this service

You can refer yourself
You can refer family or a friend
You can refer a client

Referrals for young people at risk of CSE or CCE are received from Merseyside Police and Social Care across Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Liverpool.

Volunteer and placement opportunities

You can't volunteer for this service
You can get a placement at this service