Child sexual exploitation
Child sexual exploitation is when someone grooms and controls a child for a sexual purpose.
It can happen to boys and girls, it can happen in rural and urban areas, it can happen face to face and it can happen online. It is a form of child abuse and should be treated as a child protection issue.
These pages define child sexual exploitation and set out key guidance, research and practice. There is also information on identification of children or young people who are being sexually exploited.
Explains what child sexual exploitation is, looking at online sexual exploitation and street grooming. Includes definitions from the UK government and European Convention.
A brief look at the children and young people who are most vulnerable and the signs that a child or young person is being sexually exploited through street grooming.
Official guidance and policy from the UK's four nations and Europe.
Resources for raising awareness and direct work with children and families including case studies.
Courses for professionals on listening and responding to sexually exploited children and child sexual abuse awareness for anyone working with children.
Research publications into grooming on the street and online sexual exploitation.
Contact the NSPCC Information Service for specialist information on child sexual exploitation or any child protection topic