Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type 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 (Department for Education, 2017).
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
This package from Avon and Somerset Police is based on guidance from the Home Office, using the Disrespect Nobody campaign materials, but is tailored specifically to consent and sexual assault/rape, with additional input about the police. . . .
Not In Our Community: Grooming and Exploitation
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Higher Education
Developed with young people, Not In Our Community means working together to protect against grooming and exploitation. This website contains education resources for year 6 students and above. Includes county lines materials
Sexually Exploitative Relationships (Child Sexual Exploitation)
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
We recognise that as part of a PSHE agenda, CSE forms part of the broader context of sex and relationships education carried out within schools. No standalone package can encompass that remit within a standard 60-minute lesson. This package . . .
CEOP Safety Centre
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
Children’s Society, The
Every young person deserves a good childhood, That’s why we fight for the hope and happiness of young people when it’s threatened by abuse, exploitation and neglect. We see the hope and courage in young people every day, and it inspires us to support them through their most serious life challenges. Now we’re stepping up the fight for hope at a time when it’s under threat like never before. Our goal and vision are built around the hopes of young people, to achieve long-lasting change for this generation and the ones to come. Find out who we are.
These are some of the experiences of child sexual abuse shared with the Truth Project by victims and survivors. All names and identifying details have been changed.
Modern slavery & exploitation helpline
The modern slavery & exploitation helpline is part of leading anti-slavery charity Unseen. We provide information, advice and guidance about any modern slavery issue to potential victims, businesses, the public and statutory agencies such as the NHS and police.
Not In Our Community
Developed with young people, Not In Our Community means working together to protect against grooming and exploitation. Not In Our Community is developed and continually improved with young people, including survivors, to help us protect ourselves and friends from grooming and sexual or criminal exploitation. We co-produce resources and stories based on real life events for use on social media and in schools / other groups where young people hang out. Our approach telling it like it really is helps thousands of young people understand how grooming and exploitation works so that they can better protect themselves, spot the warning signs amongst friends and know who they can go to for help.
Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.
Stop Abuse Together
Child sexual abuse is a reality for thousands of children across our country, with at least one in ten estimated to experience sexual abuse before they turn 16. But we can all play a part in protecting children and getting them the right help. That’s why it’s important to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support. This website brings together advice and resources to help you keep the children in your life safe.
The Holly Project
Not Counsellors • Not Police • Not Solicitors • Not Social Services. We are CSE Survivors! If you are a victim of CSE then please get in touch! We are CSE Survivors. We understand you!
The Innovate Project
Exploring how services are addressing extra-familial risks experienced by young people outside of the family home. Building new knowledge about the processes of innovation in social care.
Unseen: working towards a world without slavery
Unseen is a UK charity with its head office in Bristol. We provide safehouses and support in the community for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery. We also run the UK Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline and work with individuals, communities, business, governments, other charities and statutory agencies to stamp out slavery for good.
Documents and Publications
Turning the tide against online child sexual abuse (The Police Foundation)
Finding out your child has been harmed through technology assisted Child Sexual Abuse
Keeping children safe in education 2022 Statutory guidance for schools and colleges
Contextual Safeguarding Network
Harmful sexual behaviour in schools
Learn on the Go: The Community Care Podcast
NSPCC Learning Podcast
NSPCC: why domestic abuse is a child protection issue
Poverty, child protection and the care system
In the episode, we discuss poverty, child protection and the care system. This episode was recorded in April 2017.