Child Sexual Exploitation is defined as ‘a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity’. Sexual Exploitation can happen to girls or boys and it is never the young person’s fault. An abuser can be a stranger, a friend or family member, or another young person such as a boyfriend or girlfriend.
If you, or someone you know, are being sexually abused or exploited you can contact one of the below agencies for help and advice:
- Police: 101 or 999 in an Emergency.
- Call Derbyshire: 01629 533190 (01629 532600 out of hours)
- Child Line 0800 1111
- Safe and Sound: 01332 362120