Child Sexual Exploitation Regional Dialogue a success

Fri 03-06-2022 12:26 pm AEST


The ACCCE, Australian Federal Police and the Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) recently met in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the second Child Sexual Exploitation Regional Dialogue (CSERD).

Child sexual exploitation is a global crime that requires a global response, with collaboration and cooperation essential between all partner agencies.

CSERD enhances awareness with Southeast Asian partners and encourages a regional collaborative approach to child sexual exploitation with a further objective of enhancing capability development to combat child exploitation in the region.

The dialogue discussed policing during the COVID-19 pandemic and reflected on the progression of the Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Centre (PICACC).

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) gave a presentation on different approaches to manage CyberTip line reports of child sexual exploitation.

The dialogue highlighted the importance of collaboration between foreign law enforcement to combat travelling child sex offenders, offering case studies on the topic, as well as ways to improve investigation techniques and information sharing between partner agencies.

CSERD emphasised the high value of non-government partners in combatting this crime type.

We look forward to further collaborating with our international partners to combat child sexual exploitation on a global scale.