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Child Sexual Exploitation. Briefing . Carron O’Byrne. Transformation Manager. What is Child Sexual Exploitation? . Child . Sexual Exploitation is a criminal act that has a devastating impact upon children and young people.

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Welcome

Child Sexual Exploitation

Briefing

Carron O’Byrne

Transformation Manager

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What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

Child

Sexual Exploitation is a criminal act that has a devastating impact upon children and young people

.

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 the use of technology without the child’s immediate recognition, for example being persuaded to post sexual images on the internet or on a mobile phone without immediate payment or gain.

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What is Child Sexual Exploitation? (cont

.)

In

all cases, those exploiting the child or young person will 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 is characterised in the main by the child or young person’s limited availability of choice resulting from their social, economic, and emotional vulnerabilities.

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Child Sexual Exploitation

Young

People’s

Experiences

Beyond the Shadows

Video

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Who does Child Sexual Exploitation affect?

Any child could be a victim of child sexual exploitation

:

Victims come from all communities.

Male and female.

Any socio-economic background.

Groups of children and young people and multiple perpetrators may be involved.

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Who Needs to Understand Child Sexual

Exploitation?

Children

and young

people

Staff working with children, young people and families

Those

working in law enforcement and public protection

Parents, carers and guardians

The wider

community

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Factors that increase a Young Person’s vulnerability

Children

and young people who are Looked After

Experience of abuse / neglect / domestic violence

Learning difficulties or disabilities

Difficult school life

Mental ill health

Bereavement

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Some of the indicators of child sexual

exploitation

Regularly

coming home late or going missing

Unaccounted for monies or goods

Reduced contact with family, friends and support networks

Staying out overnight with no explanation

Non school attendance or excluded due to behaviour

Repeat offending

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Impact of sexual exploitation on children and young

people

Physical

health

Mental health

Education and training

Family relationships

Friends and social relationships

Behaviour

Involvement in criminal activity

Over 70% of adults involved in prostitution were sexually exploited as children or teenagers (‘Not a game: young women and prostitution’, YMCA 2002)

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What

can you do to support Young People

?

Speak

with children and their parents/carers about sexual exploitation, healthy relationships and safe choices.

Recognise the warning signs of child sexual exploitation and respond.

Follow local GIRFEC or Child Protection Procedures.

Share information with social work and police to support the disruption and prosecution of alleged perpetrators of this abuse.

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Aberdeenshire's

approach

to Child Sexual

Exploitation

Child & Family Protection Committee

Findings from Reports (Rotherham)

Set-up of the Strategic Group

Aberdeenshire's Strategy and Action Plan, building on good work already underway.

Consulting with young people to inform our way forward

We don’t know what we don’t know

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What our Young People told us.

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Nikki’s story

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