This Guidance was first published by the Home Office on 15 April 2019.
The toolkit aims to set out many of the tools useful for police and other safeguarding professionals to disrupt the sexual and criminal exploitation of children and young people, break the cycle of abuse and send a signal to perpetrators about the consequences of their actions.
The toolkit incorporates relevant legislation to address:
abduction and trafficking
unusual or harmful behaviour
locations of specific concern
In addition, the toolkit includes best practice in information sharing and multi-agency working as well as intelligence and evidence gathering.