About child sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation can ruin children’s lives. But it doesn’t just impact on the victims – it affects their parents, siblings and the entire family.

Child sexual exploitation is a hugely distressing, but fairly rare form of sexual, emotional and physical abuse of children. Knowing the signs and being aware of the support available can help to equip parents and carers with the knowledge and tools to act.

In this section, learn more about what child sexual exploitation is, signs to watch out for and the impact of CSE on families.

Keep them safe

Our informative, interactive resource for parents takes you through the issues in a safe and accessible format.

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Child sexual exploitation explained

It can be useful to think of child sexual exploitation as a course of conduct rather than an isolated incident.

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Spotting the signs

If you are worried and suspect that your child is grappling with something bigger than the usual ups and downs of adolescence, then there are warning signs.

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