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Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse.

Date: Thursday, 14th Mar 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse.

It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.

CSE Principles

You can access excellent comics produced by young people themselves which highlight the voice of young people who have survived grooming and exploitation here.

Useful Apps and CSE material

www.thinkuknow.co.uk – for professionals, children and families

www.parentsprotect.co.uk is a guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online created by The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

www.barnardos.org.uk/cse-can-you-see-it

http://thewishcentre.org.uk/

What to do if you’re worried about a child?

Email: duty&assess@harrow.gov.uk or duty&assess@harrow.gov.uk.cjsm.net

Think creatively, and get prepared share the message with your staff and the children, young people and families you work with.

For more information contact: Jacinta.Kane@harrow.gov.uk