1. Child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation
1a. Practical guidance
“What is Consent”
Two page leaflet covering the issue of consent
The NWG disseminate information to professionals working on the issue of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking within the UK.
Child exploitation and on-line protection centre (CEOP)
Facts and statistics about child sexual abuse / child sexual exploitation
Old Enough to Know Better: Why Sexually Exploited Teenagers are Being Overlooked
Boy's Don't Cry: Improving identification and disclosure of sexual exploitation among boys and young men trafficked to the UK
Protecting children from harm: a critical assessment of child sexual abuse in the family network in England and priorities for action - Office of the Children’s Commissioner November 2015
"If only someone had listened" - Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Gangs and Groups Final Report November 2013
National Working Group: "If you Shine a Light"
Report of a Grass Roots Survey of Health Professionals with Regard to their Experiences in Dealing with Child Sexual Exploitation
Radford, L et al. (2011) Child abuse and neglect in the UK today
Taskforce on the Health Aspects of Violence against Women and Children: Report from the Child Sexual Abuse sub-group
Two million children in the UK experience sexual abuse and many never tell anyone. For those few who do, there is a significant lack of therapeutic support and treatment services. This report addresses the needs of those children and young people who have been sexually abused and subjected to sexual violence.
For children and young people: call for advice and support 24 hours a day for free on 0800 1111
For professionals / adults who have concerns about a child or wants advice can contact the NSPCC for free 24 hours a day, by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, texting 88858 or using an online reporting form.
Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.
NHS Choices – What is Child Sexual exploitation
2. Understanding what it’s like to be a young person who might have 'something to tell', and what those young people have said they need
2a. Practical guidance
Supporting professionals to meet the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation
Standing Tall after feeling small:
Young people who decided to put together their thoughts and ideas and come up with a resource to train professionals
The Department of Health's quality criteria for young people friendly health services.
Be Healthy Participation Project
Watch the animated film made by the Health Advocates about health, wellbeing and the barriers faced by young people affected by sexual exploitation.
‘It takes a lot to build trust’ - Recognition and Telling: Developing earlier routes to help for children and young people - A report for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England - October 2013
3. Making sure young people with 'something to tell' are seen and heard…
3a. Practical guidance
The Children's Society
What is child sexual exploitation? Learn about child sexual exploitation, the forms it takes and children who are at risk
Practical information about sexual abuse: signs, symptoms and effects
Combatting CSE toolkit
Designed for health professionals to help them identify children who are at risk of or have been sexually abused
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Guidance on child abuse - covers the alerting features in children and young people (under 18 years) of: physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect, fabricated or induced illness.
"I thought I was the only one. The only one in the world" - The Office of the Children's Commissioner's Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation In Gangs and Groups InterIm Report - November 2012
Practical information about vulnerability and risk indicators of child sexual exploitation
"If only someone had listened" - Office of the Children's Commissioner's Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Gangs and Groups Final Report November 2013
Unprotected, overprotected: meeting the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, sexual exploitation – Barnardo’s, BILD, Coventry University. The Children’s Society, Paradigm Research
4. What to do if young people have made a disclosure
4a Practical guidance
Department for Education
Departmental advice to help practitioners identify the signs of child abuse and neglect and understand what action to take.
NSPCC: What to do if you suspect abuse
HM Govt Working Together to Safeguard Children - A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children March 2015