The CSE Development Programme

Spectrum Sexual Health service is commissioned to provide specifically designed therapeutic group sessions to support young people in the Wakefield and Barnsley area.  The sessions are designed to support young people who are either experiencing, at risk of, or coming to terms with sexual exploitation.

Group sessions are ideally for groups of up to 6 young people, mixed or single gender, on a weekly basis, ideally for 6 to 8 consecutive weeks. Sessions can take place at schools, youth clubs, pupil referral units or other community settings.

Overview of CSE programme content:-

  • Healthy and unhealthy/coercive relationships, consent
  • Influences and negotiating boundaries
  • Contraception, STI’s, accessing sexual health services
  • Increasing self-esteem, resilience and self-worth
  • Increasing knowledge of CSE, models, risks, abusers approaches
  • Establishing self-agency
  • Mindful breathing and stress/anxiety coping skills
  • Building a positive future

Spectrum’s CSE provision criteria:-

  • CSE support in Wakefield and Barnsley
  • Under 18 years old
  • Not currently receiving CSE support from Social Care or other agencies
  • Referrals from parents, schools, PRU’s, BISH,WISH, Spectrum RSE team, youth groups, community groups or self-referrals
  • Verbal consent gained from young person and parent/carer

Prior to the first group session, the CSE worker would meet each young person on a one to one basis to introduce the programme and complete an initial assessment.

If further support was needed after the group sessions had finished, the CSE worker can offer one to one support and/or counselling as well as signposting to additional services.

If you require any further information or would like to refer a young person to our service, please contact esther.bottomley@nhs.net. When returning a referral forms please do so in a password protected email,  with the password sent separately.