Child abuse is happening now.
Child Sexual Exploitation wrecks lives, but it’s not an easy thing to spot – unless you know what to look for.
It’s important to know the signs because victims of sexual exploitation are unlikely to tell anyone.
Offenders are highly manipulative: they can use violence and fear, blackmail or make the child feel guilty, worthless or that they’ve got no choice. They are skilled at targeting and grooming young people.
Some people don’t report exploitation because they think it’s okay. It’s not okay – and it’s everyone’s responsibility to help prevent it.
It is crucial that everyone knows the signs of child sexual exploitation and how to report it.
Do you know the signs?