Safeguarding Children:

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

See also: Online Safeguarding

What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

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) for 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. (Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation, HM Government, 2017)

Pan Lancashire CSE Strategy 2015 - 2018 (pdf,224kb)

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CSE resources for professionals