Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.
The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.
KNOW THE SIGNS
There are no stereotypical victims of CSE, male and females can be a victim of CSE, but the below warning signs are indications that a child may be being exploited:
CSE Myths Buster
CSE can affect young people and families from all kinds backgrounds regardless of social class, ethnicity or location – it is not just something that happens in small communities or in Greater Manchester or Yorkshire
CSE does not just affect young girls, boys can be subject to abuse too
CSE offenders are not from one particular ethnic group - CSE shows no race bounds.
Technologies such as mobile phones and the internet mean that grooming may occur without the child’s permission or without the child even recognising that they are being exploited; for example through being persuaded to post sexual images over the internet or through mobile phone images.
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