Child sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse in which a child or young person is exploited, coerced and/or manipulated into engaging in some form of sexual activity in return for something they need or desire and/or for the gain of a third person.
For more information on Children Abused Through Exploitation (CATE) please view our guidance documents:
- a guide for children and young people
- a guide for parents and carers
- a guide for professionals (who work with children, young people and families)
What signs to look out for and the correct course of action!
Please view the short video for local authority staff, in partnership with the South East Strategic Partnerships Local Authority Lead. The video lasts just 3 minutes and informs staff of indicators of modern slavery, signs to look out for and the correct course of action.