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Child sexual exploitation (CSE)


If a child is either encouraged or forced to take part in a sexual act, often in return for affection, drugs, alcohol or a place to stay, it’s sexual exploitation.

It can happen to any young person from any background and they can be targeted by abusers in person or online, using technology such as webcams and picture sharing platforms. 

Most victims don’t realise they’re being exploited. Read the examples below to see the different ways CSE can take place.

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Spot the signs

Signs of CSE to look out for and where to get help and support.

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