What is Child Sexual Exploitation?
Current statutory guidance defines child sexual exploitation (CSE) as:
Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.
It is always best to speak to someone if you have concerns but please see below some support documentation that may help.
FACE – Families against Child Exploitation.
So you got naked on line
It can be devastating for young people when this mistake happens but it is not the end of the world – please see the leaflet below by clicking on the link for guidance on how to deal with your child posting inappropriate images on line.
A Guide for Young People About Keeping Themselves Safe from CSE
Barnardo’s Cymru in conjunction with the Welsh Government has launched a guide for young people about keeping themselves safe from child sexual exploitation.