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CSE: investigating and managing CSE offences – an SIO’s guide

• Unique one day workshop, specifically tailored to SIOs to provide practical advice and all the latest thinking to help you enhance and develop your skills to successfully investigate and manage complex CSE investigations.
• Workshop is led by a highly experienced former SIO with a wealth of experience in leading high profile CSE investigations including Operation Erle, the Peterborough grooming inquiry. He is now a key advisor to Rotherham Metropolitan Council, South Yorkshire Police and the National Crime Agency in complex multi-agency CSE investigations.
Investigator readers are invited to join us for this exclusive one day best practice workshop that explores the challenges, opportunities and best practice involved in planning, investigating and managing complex CSE investigations.
The investigation of CSE offences is a key element of the vulnerability agenda and the day is aimed at providing real practical advice backed up by latest thinking and legislation in both proactive and reactive investigations.


Outline of the day

The day will include:
• Investigating CSE offences:  best practice in both reactive and proactive investigations. The merits of a multi-agency inquiry v a police led investigation

• How to establish whether a crime has occurred and the initial steps to take as the SIO

• An examination of issues around community cohesion, consequence management groups and elected officials

• Best practice advice around victim engagement and management for adults and children

• Filling intelligence gaps – intelligence de-briefs community intelligence, covert tactics, proportionality and necessity considerations

• Multi agency working (integrated teams, information sharing, welfare, statutory safeguarding responsibilities, briefings, family court proceedings, voluntary and community sector engagement, community safety partnerships

• Trial Management, dealing with the media including multi-agency public confidence messages


Our expert tutor – Gary Ridgeway
Gary Ridgway is an independent Assistant Director with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. He is contracted by the Council, South Yorkshire Police and the National Crime Agency to provide tactical and strategic advice to these organisations in respect of current and non-recent Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham.
He was the PIP 4 SIO for Operation Clover in Rotherham, a successful multi-agency complex non recent sexual exploitation enquiry which concluded in February 2016.

He is a former Detective Superintendent with Cambridgeshire Constabulary where he led a number of high profile complex multi-agency proactive CSE operations including Operation Erle – the high profile investigation into sexual grooming in Peterborough which led to the conviction of ten offenders.

While a serving police officer he was an active SIO for 11 years and has a broad range of experience across public protection, generic investigation work and covert policing. His areas of responsibility include supporting good quality multi-agency working, ensuring that statutory processes are flexible enough to respond to adolescent victims of CSE, and developing victim management structures able to respond effectively to large numbers of adult survivors.


Booking and venue details

Venue: Rothley Court, Rothley, Westfield Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, LE7 7LG. Accommodation is available at the hotel for a discounted price of £74 B&B, please call the hotel on 0116 237 4141 (option 4) and quote The Investigator. Always check on comparison websites first as the rooms may be cheaper.

Details: Registration 9.30am, start time 10.00am, finish 3.15pm. Refreshments and lunch are included in the price

Cost: £245.00 per delegate.

Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address and purchase order to or telephone 0844 660 8707 for further information.

Payment can be made by debit/credit card.







Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)844 660 8707

Fax: +44 (0)844 660 8701





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