Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)


Practice tools

  • CSA and CSE - useful websites: a list and description of each website
  • Spot the signs: Advice for parents, professionals and young people on the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep safe including a video. Barnardo’s has published the set of advice leaflets, available to download for parents, professionals and young people across the UK.
  • Video by Barnados for practitioners regarding CSE
  • Friend or foe? The Friend or Foe education resource was developed to help schools and other settings explore positive and negative relationships, peer pressure and sexual exploitation by Sheffield Futures.
  • Give and Get Consent - A resource for teaching sexual consent to Key Stages 3 & 4 by RASASC.
  • Be Wise 2 Sexual Exploitation - A preventative education pack for use with 12 to 17-year-olds in pupil referral units, residential units and schools by Barnardo's.
  • Potential pathways increasing risks of CSE
  • Grooming line - flowchart by Barnado's 2007Grooming line flowchart by Barnados
  • Gang associated sexual exploitation and violence: The University of Bedfordshire worked with young people from eight different youth projects across England to produce this series of films about what needs to be done to address the issues of gang-associated sexual violence and exploitation. A good insight from those who know what they're talking about.
  • Sexual violence and exploitation in gangs: Young People’s Report: The University of Bedfordshire worked with the Young Person's Advisory Group (YPAG) to produce this report. Pages 8 & 9 have some great, clear explanations about consent which would be excellent to give to young people you are worried about in terms of their sexual vulnerability, or any young people really. Some good websites for support towards the end of the report. It's very readable and there are lots of parallels within it between sexual exploitation generally and in gangs.
  • Working effectively to address Child Sexual Exploitation - This Evidence Scope aims to support local areas in the continual development of child sexual exploitation (CSE) services by reviewing and critically appraising relevant evidence. It brings together evidence that supports interventions and multi-agency and inter-professional approaches to working to improve outcomes for young people who may be affected by CSE.