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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)


It’s not okay for someone to manipulate you into doing sexual things for their own or someone else’s benefit. If you’re under 18, this is called Child Sexual Exploitation and it is against the law

For example, someone may try and get you to do sexual things by:

  • offering you money
  • hurting or threatening to hurt you
  • humiliating or threatening to humiliate you
  • buying you presents
  • taking you out to places
  • giving you a place to stay
  • telling you that they love you

It’s not always easy to know when you are being sexually exploited, especially if it is your friend, boyfriend or girlfriend that is exploiting you. 


Find out more about Child Sexual Exploitation, including how to spot the signs.

Try our interactive web app about CSE - giving you the chance to step into the shoes of a police officer and consider scenarios encountered by those who respond to reports of missing people and CSE.

Project Phoenix - partnership to tackle CSE in Greater Manchester


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