THE IMPACT OF CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

The impact of child sexual exploitation on the young people affected is huge.

For example exploited young people are at increased risk of rape, sexual assault, physical violence, sexually transmitted infections, trafficking and pressure to use drugs and alcohol.

CSE can impact on every aspect of a child/young person’s life, such as:

  • Physical and mental health
  • Education and training
  • Family relationships
  • Friends and social relationships
  • How they view others
  • Their relationships with their own children in the future

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Psychological impact of child sexual exploitation

Anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders, PTSD, self-image, depression, nightmares, flashbacks, attachment problems.

Physiological impact of child sexual exploitation

Physicial injuries, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, weight loss, sickness, self-harm, general ill health, sexually transmitted infections, problems with fertility, hair loss, poor diet, addictions.

Social impact of child sexual exploitation

Isolation from friends and family, education, hobbies and interests, risky/dangerous situations and people, difficulty developing and maintaining relationships, avoiding certain places and people, moving areas, social isolation.

Economic impact of child sexual exploitation

Drug/Alcohol ‘debt’, financial difficulty, stealing, unable to work, housing problems, trouble supporting children, benefit claims, difficulty accessing mainstream education.

  • SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF CSE

    There are many ways we can spot the signs that a young person may be being sexually exploited.

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  • WHO IS AT RISK OF CSE?

    Any child could be a victim of sexual exploitation regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, religion or background.

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  • COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS

    There are many misconceptions around the characteristics of victims and perpetrators of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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