Child Sexual Exploitation

It’s happening here, it’s happening now.

Some people form relationships with children or young people to use them for sex.They pretend to be the young person’s friend, or a boyfriend / girlfriend and manipulate them with bribes, threats, humiliation and even violence.

They use that power to force them to have sex, or do sexual things, with them and sometimes with other people.

This is sexual exploitation and it’s a crime.

Child sexual exploitation can happen to any child, or young person under the age of 18, from any background. It happens to boys and young men as well as girls and young women.

Find out more…

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.

Wud U? is a free educational tool that aims to show young people the behaviours that could put them at risk of being sexually exploited, through illustrated, interactive stories.

You can visit Avon and Somerset Police and Barnardo’s online for more information.