Child Sexual Exploitation

What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

Child sexual exploitation is when children and young people receive something (such as food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, or money) as a result of performing, and/or others performing on them, sexual activities. Child sexual exploitation can occur through the use of the internet or on mobile phones. In all cases, those exploiting the child or young person have power over them because of their age, gender, intellect, physical strength and/or resources. For victims, the pain of their ordeal and fear that they will not be believed means they are too often scared to come forward.

Below are some useful links:

The NSPCC Underwear rule. Please click here. Advice for parents

Childline

http://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/AbuseSafety/Pages/Sexualabuse.aspx

 NSPCC helpline: 0800 328 0904

Young people can also call Childline on 0800 1111

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) 

We want all young people to know that if they are being threatened online, if they've shared something they regret then they can always report to CEOP online at www.thinkuknow.co.uk or visiting the CEOP Safety Centre.

Barnados provide advice regarding teenage dating and healthy and safe relationships: Please click here 

For information from Central Bedfordshire Council  please see the following two links:

We are worried about you - If you think you have been sexually exploited you should talk to an adult you trust straight away

Child sexual exploitation - If you are worried about a young person or if you think you have been sexually exploited you should talk to an adult you trust straight away

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