Consultation outcome: Statutory definition of child sexual exploitation

Consultation outcome: Statutory definition of child sexual exploitation

The Department of Education (DfE) have published the Consultation outcome: Statutory definition of child sexual exploitation, and as a result, the definition for Child Sexual Exploitation in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 has been revised as follows:

“Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes disadvantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.

 

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