Child Sexual Exploitation

What is CSE?

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or status.

They may be tricked into believing they're in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed online.

Some children and young people are trafficked into or within the UK for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Sexual exploitation can also happen to young people in gangs.

You can find the official definition of CSE on the NSPCC website.

Is this happening to you?

Information for parents and carers

Information for professionals and businesses

What are the police doing to tackle CSE?

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