Child sexual exploitation Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research, leaflets, guidance, evaluations and safeguarding resources on child sexual exploitation.

Qualitative study of children, young people and 'sexting'

Research with young people to discover how sexually explicit texts and images are produced, circulated and used through mobile phones and the internet.

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Sexual abuse: a public health challenge

Review of the evidence looks at what we know about the causes, prevalence and consequences of sexual abuse.

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Caught in a trap: the impact of grooming

Our report about what young people told ChildLine about grooming and sexual exploitation in 2011/12.

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No one noticed, no one heard

Research into the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed this abuse and sought help.

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Boys and girls speak out: a qualitative study of children’s gender and sexual cultures

Research by Cardiff University looks at how younger children perceive gender, sexual identity and relationships. 

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Learning from case reviews - Child sexual exploitation: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where children were the victims of sexual exploitation.

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Sexting: an exploration of practices, attitudes and influences

Findings from focus groups with young people, aged 13-14 years and 10-11 years in England. 

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Learning from case reviews - Culture and faith: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where culture and faith were highlighted as significant issues.

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News and opinion - Real voices: child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester

Briefing on the main findings and recommendations from Ann Coffey MPs independent report.

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