Protecting children from exploitation
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or status.
Children or young people may be tricked into believing they're in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed online.
Some children and young people are trafficked into or within the UK for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Sexual exploitation can also happen to young people in gangs.
PACE supports parents who have recently found out their child is being sexually exploited, or have concerns that they might be at risk. They can talk through immediate concerns, help assess the level of danger the child is in, and signpost parents to agencies in their area who may be able to give local support. Ongoing support is also available through their national parent support team, online parent forum and parent network days.
Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) and the Safeguarding Children e-Academy have teamed up to provide this short (20-30mins) online course.
To access your free course simply enter your details here and you will be emailed your login details