Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual, emotional and physical abuse of children. It can be difficult to recognise the warning signs of CSE as they are similar to the challenges that all parents of teenage or near-teenage children face.

It's important that you know how to spot the signs of CSE, whether you are a parent, young person or a member of the public.

If you are a child, young person or parent worried about CSE, see the Get Safe - keeping children and young people safe from criminal exploitation for more information and support.

What can you do if you are worried about a child?

If you are worried about a child contact Children's Social Care

Useful websites

The following websites can offer further advice and guidance about what CSE is, how to spot the signs, how to report it as well as advice and support for families who have experienced CSE.

About CSE

Website: Safe and Sound - What is CSE (opens in a new window)

Spotting the signs of CSE

Website: NHS Choices - How to Spot Child Sexual Exploitation (opens in a new window)

Website: Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) (opens in a new window)

Website: Parents Protect (opens in a new window)

Website: Safe and Sound (opens in a new window)

Advice and support for families effected by CSE

Website: MOSAC (Mother's of Sexually Abused Children) (opens in a new window)

Website: PACE - Information for parents (opens in a new window)

Website: Royal College of Psychiatrists (opens in a new window)

Website: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) (opens in a new window)