Definition of Child Sexual Exploitation

 

Watch this video for a victim's perpective:

Know The Signs - Emma's Story - A Victim's Perspective of Child Sexual Exploitation

 

What are our Aims?

We want to make sure that everyne is safe from child sexual exploitation, and understand how to identify signs of this taking place so we can prevent this from happening.

 

How do I identify Child Sexual Exploitation?

Victims of sexual exploitation often do not recognise that they are being exploited. However, there are a number of signs that someone is being groomed for sexual exploitation. These include:

  •  going missing for periods of time or regularly returning home late

  • regularly missing school or not taking part in education

  • appearing with unexplained gifts or new possessions

  • being vulnerable to flattery

  • having older boyfriends or girlfriends

  • changes in behaviour, being secretive or aggressive

  • mood swings or changes in emotional wellbeing

  • drug and alcohol misuse

  • displaying inappropriate sexualised behaviour.

 

What do I do if I have any concerns?

If you are concerned about anyone presenting any of the above signs, please speak to the Designated Safeguard Lead immediately, or the Principal.

 

You can also contact the following organisations:

 Childline –  0800 1111

NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000

 If there is a serious threat to the wellbeing of anyone, please call the police.

 


 

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