This review is about Autumn and her experience of abuse, neglect and child sexual exploitation (CSE). Autumn is a young woman from the Bradford District who was the victim of grooming and CSE by criminals in the District. The review looked at the period 1 January 2010 to 30 September 2014. In 2016, 12 perpetrators were found guilty of offences relating to Autumn and received jail sentences.
The review looks in depth at Autumn’s journey, her family, her health, the community she grew up in, and the events in her life. In particular it focuses on what happened to her in relation to services in the District. The review was published on 6 December 2016.
As a direct result of Autumn, the multi-agency CSE hub was put in place in Bradford as the place where police, social care, health and the voluntary sector work together to identify and support young people like Autumn who are victims of CSE. The review showed that children reported missing is a key indicator of CSE and the District processes to follow up and support these young people have been significantly strengthened.
The review also identifies the important strategic steps Bradford has taken in relation to CSE. This includes the District’s nine point plan to provide the leadership, scrutiny and challenge so we can do our utmost to protect children and young people.
On this page you will find the Serious Case Review; a statement from the David Niven, Independent Chair of BSCB; and a statement from Prity Patel, the independent Chair of the Serious Case Review.
- Serious Case Review
- Statement from David Niven – 6 December 2016
- Statement from Prity Patel – 6 December 2016
The documents were made available at 2pm on 6 December 2016.
Click here to see a summary of the key learning from the Autumn Serious Case Review. The report goes into much more detail about the themes this summary is to help strategic leads, managers and staff in partner organisations to focus on key learning.