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Child Sexual Exploitation

About Child Sexual Exploitation

There is no place in our society for child sexual exploitation.

It's a crime that can affect any child, anytime, anywhere, regardless of their social or ethnic background. It involves offenders grooming children and young people, and using their power to sexually abuse them.

It can take many forms, whether it occurs through a seemingly consensual relationship with an older boyfriend, or a young person having sex in return for money, gifts, alcohol or affection.

Sexual exploitation is child abuse and, although they may not realise it, it puts the young and vulnerable victims at huge risk of damage to their physical, emotional and phsychological health.

This abuse often involves violent and degrading sexual assaults.

Many young people who are being abused do not see themselves at risk, and they will not call for help. They may see themselves as willing participants when in fact their behaviour is anything but consenting.

Every abused victim's reaction is different, but there are warning signs in a child's behaviour that may indicate something is wrong.

Do you know what to look for? The more you know the more you see.

If you suspect or discover that someone is sexually exploiting a child please contact the Police on 101 or if it is an emergency dial 999.

North Wales Police

North Wales Police are leading the Child Sexual Exploitation campaign on behalf of the Welsh Police forces, the North Wales Police have had incredible support from the Welsh Rugby Union.

For more information on Child Sexual Exploitation or on how the Welsh Rugby Union are supporting the campaign please visit the more you know website:

Here you will find a short film which has been created by some of the most well-known members of the Wales squad.

Welsh Rugby Union

Sporting heroes from the Welsh national rugby squad have given their support to an all Wales campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation.

Working with North Wales Police players from the current Wales squad have produced two sort films, in English and Welsh, aimed at making people more aware of the tell-tale signs that something may be wrong.

Members of the squad, including Captain Sam Warburton, Rhys Priestland, George North and Mike Phillips help to deliver a powerful message that sexual exploitation is child abuse which puts young victims at huge risk of damage to their physical, emotional and phsychological health.

A key message of the campaign is that many young people who are being abused don't realise that they are at risk and don't call for help and whilst there is no stereotypical victim of exploitation there are warning signs in children's behaviour that may indicate something is wrong.

Here is a link to the video made my the Welsh Rugby Union:

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