Exploitation Group

The Exploitation Group is a joint group with the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) and the Community Safety Partnership.

The Exploitation group reports to all three bodies but the strategy is held locally by the Community Safety Partnership.

The group oversees the strategic and tactical responses to all forms of exploitation in the city, including Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE), Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), radicalisation, cuckooing, Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) / gangs and other ‘county lines’ activity.

The group are also responsible for analysing relevant data to support the understanding of the nature and prevalence of different types of exploitation throughout Brighton & Hove. They also consider third sector service provision and try to identify any possible gaps which could help to prevent exploitation of either children or vulnerable adults.

Brighton & Hove Council and Sussex Police also chair an Adolescent Vulnerability Risk Meeting (AVRM) which aims to identify, share information and mitigate risk to young people who are considered to be at risk of exploitation or harm to others.