Child Sexual Exploitation

Sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where young people (or a third person or persons) receive ‘something’ (e.g. food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) as a result of them performing, and/or another or others performing on them, sexual activities. Child sexual exploitation can occur through the use of technology without the child’s immediate recognition; for example being persuaded to post sexual images on the Internet/mobile phones without immediate payment or gain. In all cases, those exploiting the child/young person have power over them by virtue of their age, gender, intellect, physical strength and/or economic or other resources. Violence, coercion and intimidation are common, involvement in exploitative relationships being characterised in the main by the child or young person’s limited availability of choice resulting from their social/economic and/or emotional vulnerability.

Our practice guidance has been designed to enable practitioners to reflect on a range of known indicators and circumstances that increase the individual child or young person’s vulnerability to Child Sexual Exploitation.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 establishes that a person commits an offence if they arrange or facilitates the travel of another with a view to being exploited.  See our One Minute Guide to Trafficking for more information:

To submit information to North Yorkshire Police regarding Child Sexual Exploitation please use the form available from the link below:

Vulnerable Exploited Missing and Trafficked (VEMT) Information Gathering and Assessment Tool:

 

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