Child sexual exploitation: staff factsheet

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Types of abuse
Sexual Abuse
Criminal Exploitation

Use this factsheet to help staff understand what child sexual exploitation (CSE) is, what signs to look out for, and what they should do if they have concerns that a child is being exploited.

Last reviewed on 23 June 2022
Ref: 2012

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Staff factsheet

Share this factsheet to make sure your staff know:

  • What child sexual exploitation (CSE) is
  • Signs to look for in pupils 
  • What to do if they suspect a child is being sexually exploited
  • What to do if they think a child may be in danger

You could either use it as a basis for talking about the issue at a staff meeting or other training session, or send it round for staff to read themselves.

Want to make it more interactive? 

Use these questions to start a discussion:

  • Is a child being exploited if they consent to sexual activity?
  • Can 16 and 17 year olds be sexually exploited?
  • What sort of sexual activity would count as CSE?
  • What signs of CSE might you see in school?
  • When would you refer a concern about CSE to the DSL?
  • In what ways can we teach pupils about the risks of CSE through curricular and non-curricular activities?

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