Child Exploitation

Modern Day Slavery – can take many forms including trafficking of people, forced labour, servitude and slavery.  Any consent victims have given to their treatment will be irrelevant where they have been coerced, deceived or provided with payment or benefit to achieve that consent.

The term ‘modern slavery’ captures a whole range of types of exploitation, many of which occur together.  These include [but are not limited to] –

Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse.  It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceived 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.

Child Criminal Exploitation occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, control, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into any criminal activity [a] in exchange for something the victim needs or wants and/or [b] for the financial or other advantage of the perpetrator or facilitator and/or [c] through violence of the threat of violence.  The victim may have been criminally exploited even if the activity appears consensual.  Child Criminal Exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.

Exploitation of children can also include forced labour:  employing a child to undertake some form of employment to pay off any ‘debts’ or pay them minimal amounts.  Engaging in work that is illegal for their age.  This exploitation can also include domestic servitude in the

 


Listed below are a number of useful links and documents to help with Child Exploitation issues
 

Child Sexual Exploitation Cue Card for Professionals
CSE Cue Card for Professionals.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [451.2 KB]
Sexual Exploitation Indentification Guide
Sexual exploitation indentification guid[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [612.1 KB]

Simple Screening Tool and Indicator and Analysis Tool

Flyer to promote Simple Screening Tool.d[...]
Microsoft Word document [173.6 KB]
Pan Berkshire Child Exploitation Simple [...]
Microsoft Word document [160.9 KB]
Pan Berks Child Exploitation Indicator a[...]
Microsoft Word document [315.6 KB]
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