Khaleda Akhter, 28, has just spent months inside a Bangladeshi-run safe house in Saudi Arabia, and was yesterday wrapped in bandages and on her way home to Bangladesh to see her two children.
This briefing paper is for social workers. It brings together key messages from research on child sexual exploitation CSE with implications for practice and should be read in conjunction with guidance for professionals [Links to English guidance and Welsh guidance ].
Key messages Child sexual exploitation can happen to young people from all backgrounds. Whilst young women are the majority of victims, boys and young men are also exploited. Anxiety, shame and guilt are powerful barriers to young people seeking help.
If exploited young people are also involved in criminal activity they may be seen only as offenders rather than as victims of exploitation.
There is no one way that CSE is perpetrated. Grooming is common in some forms of CSE, but it is not always present. Online and offline exploitation can overlap.
That children and young people may appear to co-operate cannot be taken as consent: These abuses of power are similar to those which are recognised in domestic violence.
All the research evidence to date shows that girls and young women are the great majority of victims although boys and young men are also sexually exploited.
The average age at which concerns are first identified is at 12 to 15, years although recent studies show increasing rates of referrals for 8 to 11 year olds, particularly in relation to online exploitation.
That said, some young people may be more vulnerable than others, and a range of indicators have been highlighted to which professionals should be alert.
It is not known whether these also apply to young people where exploitation begins or wholly occurs online, although some factors appear to be involved in both contexts. The majority of offenders are men, whilst a minority are women. Sexual exploitation can also involve peers in complex ways, as facilitators, abusers or bystanders.
Indicators are not evidence that sexual exploitation has taken place. All they tell you is that you need to use your professional curiosity and judgement to explore what is going on for each young person.
Information sharing between agencies is a first step; the next has to be sensitive but inquisitive conversations with young people. Social workers should assume that CSE is a national issue, happening in your local area, and take a proactive approach to identifying victims.
An invitation to tell Young people who have been sexually exploited may have experienced multiple abuses and breaches of trust, making it exceedingly difficult to speak about what is happening. The power afforded to statutory social workers can sometimes create a further layer of distrust, as young people may fear the consequences of disclosure for themselves, siblings and family members.
This may also be linked to preconceptions about social workers or negative past experiences of professional intervention.Managing adult behaviours incl. domestic abuse / alcohol & substance misuse This page is to help workers and volunteers manage the impact of harmful adult behaviours on children and young people.
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Recording Reports of Child Sexual Exploitation – All reports received by an agency regarding possible child sexual exploitation are recorded in the Intake Module in accordance with the procedures stated under Recording Requirements in this manual section.
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