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Child Sexual Exploitation

What is Sexual Exploitation ?

It is a form of sexual abuse in which young people (boys or girls) are tricked or exploited into taking part in sexual activity for something. The something could be attention, love, food, cigarettes, drugs, alcohol or money.

The 5Ts leaflet

This leaflet has been written for you by other children and young people, some of whom have experienced child sexual expoitation and who want to raise awareness of the issue. They came up with the 5Ts - Tricked, Trapped,Trust,Tell and Talk which explains what it is and what you can do to protect yourself. They've also included phone numbers which you can call if you're worried that you, or someone you know,might be going through something similar.

People who can help

If you or another young person you know is in immediate danger from Child Sexual Exploitation please ring the Police on 999. You can also ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

You can also contact:_ 


0800 1111

A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. Call free on, or have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email via their website at www.childline.org.uk  any time of the day or night.



0808 800 8000 available 24/7 (calls are free from U.K. landlines & mobiles


The Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair