Child Sexual Exploitation
What is Child Sexual Exploitation?
Child sexual exploitation is a major child protection issue for
communities across the UK. Hidden from view and going unnoticed,
vulnerable young girls and boys are groomed and then abused,
leaving them traumatised and scarred for life.
Child sexual exploitation is illegal activity by people who have
power over young people and use it to sexually abuse them.
This can involve a broad range of exploitative activity, from
seemingly ‘consensual’ relationships and informal exchanges of sex
for attention, accommodation, gifts or cigarettes, through to very
serious organised crime.
NSPCC - three short animations which deal with subject
of sexual exploitation.
The NSPCC has produced three short animations, available
on YouTube, which each deal with the subject of child sexual
exploitation in a different way.The animations attempt to clarify
the complex issues involved and offer starting points for
discussion with young people who might be experiencing similar
Click below to see some animations created by the
NSPCC and Childline to raise awareness of sexual
When Someone Cares
Story is Real
CHELSEA’S CHOICE – a powerful
production highlighting the issue of child sexual
We have commissioned 2 weeks this year of
'Chelsea's Choice' to deliver performances to
Upper Schools across Bedford Borough. 'Chelsea's
Choice' informs young people about grooming and helps
individuals to spot the signs of sexual exploitation.
'Chelsea’s Choice’ is a hard-hitting, 35 minute
long play which is followed by a 25 minute interactive session
which provides an opportunity to explore the issues raised in the
Raising young peoples’ awareness of child sexual exploitation is
key in helping to prevent them from becoming victims of this
If you would like more information on
Chelsea’s Choice please contact us at www.bedford.gov.uk/lscb or
telephone 01234 276512
Useful Contacts on Child Sexual Exploitation
Getting some help
The most important thing to remember if this is happening
is to tell someone. This could be anyone from your
parents or a teacher or just someone that you
trust. You can contact the police or speak to your
social worker if you have one. If you want to get
more information about what sexual exploitation is, there is lots
of things online for you to look at.
Barnardo's have made a leaflet for young people with
advice about spotting the signs of sexual exploitation and how to
keep you and your friends safe. The leaflet is
Childline is the free helpline for children and young people
in the UK. You can contact Childline by phone, e-mail, text
or via a message board.
Expert advice from NSPCC advisors, who are all trained child
Don't be afraid - Say Something : Helpline for young
The Say Something campaign launched over the summer has been
developed with young people and aims to safeguard vulnerable
children and young people by empowering them through awareness and
education to identify early indicators of child sexual
exploitation. Say Something will also offer a free, 24-hour,
anonymous phone and SMS helpline, 116 000, to disclose information
and seek support.
The message is:
It is NOT OK for someone to expect you or your friends to do
things you don’t want to do sexually.
Listen to your instinct; if it doesn’t feel right say tell
24/7, FREE ANONYMOUS, CALL or TEXT 116 000
faceup2it an interactive
website for children and young people who want to know the real
deal about child sexual exploitation, it includes advice and young
people's stories of CSE.
If you think a child is in immediate danger, call
the police on 999.
Leaflet on useful local
and national organisations
Information about Sexual Exploitation
To watch a video on recognising the signs of sexual exploitation
A leaflet on how to keep you and your friends safe from
exploitation is avaiable here
To watch a music video made to accommopany my dangerous loverboy
Click on this link . The song lyrics and film tell the
story of a girl who meets an older boy. He buys her gifts, alcohol
and takes her to parties. He drugs her and she becomes entrapped
her in sex trafficking and exploitation.
To watch a short film about a young adolscent girl,
by clicking here Milly is groomed by an older man into
having sex with men for money. Milly lives with her mother and her
mother's violent partner. She meets Steve who woos her and
separates her from her friends. Milly moves in with Steve and
starts having sex with men She runs away after hearing Steve
arranging to take her to Leeds.