Child Sexual Exploitation

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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is child abuse. It can have a damaging and long lasting impact on children, as well as their families. Across County Durham Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB), partner agencies such as the police, children’s services and the NHS have been working together since 2008 to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation.

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Factsheet: Child Sexual Exploitation Factsheet (PDF; 522Kb)

Key messages

  • Online Child Sexual Exploitation continues as the most common model of sexual exploitation, with Facebook being the most common social media (40%).
  • Most victims are female (80%), with the most common age being 14yrs old.
  • There are strong links between sexual exploitation and those young people who are reported missing from home.