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Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. Children in exploitative situations and relationships receive something such as gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them.

Children or young people may be tricked into believing they’re in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed and exploited online.

Some children and young people are trafficked into or within the UK for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Sexual exploitation can also happen to young people in gangs. (NSPCC)


Complex Early Help and Safeguarding Hub

Complex Early Help and Safeguarding Hub is the team responsible for tackling child sexual exploitation in the Borough of Rochdale and is a partnership between the council, Greater Manchester Police, children’s charities and Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust.

The complex safeguarding team work with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation. They develop bespoke plans of support and pursue criminal investigations where appropriate.

If you have any concerns or would like to learn more about their work email: ehash@rochdale.gov.uk

Please access the Complex Early Help and Safeguarding Hub via their website here.

Useful Contacts and Links:Free Online Training
It’s Not Okay – Information for young people, parents, carers and professionals in Greater Manchester: It’s Not Okay 
What is Child Exploitation – National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC): Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation
Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation
Safeguarding Children E-Academy – Keep them safe