Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a crime with devastating and long lasting consequences for its victims and their families. Childhoods and family life can be ruined and this is made worse when victims, or those at risk of abuse, do not receive appropriate, immediate and on-going support.
If you are concerned about a young person potentially experiencing exploitation please contact MASH – 020 8359 4066
If the matter is an emergency call 999.
National CSE awareness day - 18th March 2019
CSE awareness day is an opportunity to raise awareness of some of the common factors of exploitation. It is for both the local community and professionals working with young people.
Exploitation is a form of abuse, and occurs when an individual or group take advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, control, manipulate or deceive a child or young person into criminal or sexual activity in exchange for something. Exploitation occurs even if the sexual or criminal act appears consensual.
In Barnet, we are increasingly understanding the early indicators and factors that help promote resilience for a young person in order to enable them to recognise indicators of exploitative relationships and seek out trusting relationships to share their concerns.