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Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

The NWG Network has developed the following definition which is utilised in the UK government guidance and policy.

The sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where young people (or a third person or persons) receive ‘something’ (e.g. food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) as a result of performing, and/or others performing on them, sexual activities.

Child sexual exploitation can occur through use of technology without the child’s immediate recognition, for example the persuasion to post sexual images on the internet/mobile phones with no immediate payment or gain. In all cases those exploiting the child/young person have power over them by virtue of their age, gender, intellect, physical strength and/or economic or other resources.Violence, coercion and intimidation are common,involvement in exploitative relationships being characterised in the main by the child or young person’s limited availability of choice resulting from their social/economic and/or emotional vulnerability

What is the college doing for CSE Awareness Day?

The college is promoting the fact that there is now support for CSE available.

Where can I find more information and get help?

If you would like more information please take a look at the following websites…

If you need to speak with someone please contact the College Counselling Service…

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