Help us stop child sexual exploitation

No child should ever be sexually exploited.
Strengthen the law to protect 16 and 17 year olds from sexual exploitation.

Watch Emily's story

You can help children draw a line through sexual abuse.

What can you do to stop child sexual exploitation?

We all have a role in stopping child sexual exploitation.

We have outlined guidance for individuals who suspect a child is in danger of being exploited, as well as practitioners who work with children.

Our services for children and young people

We support children and young people intensively to cope with the trauma of sexual exploitation through the services we provide. We both help children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation, and those who have already experienced it.

Are you a commissioner? Find out how you can work with us to combat child sexual exploitation.

Old enough to know better

Our latest report looks at why sexually exploited older teenagers are being overlooked, and failed across the country. By speaking to case workers, social workers, the police and young people who have been sexually exploited themselves, we have provided ground-breaking insight into the causes and effects of child sexual exploitation in England today.

Donate so we can help more than 1,000 children stay safe

We want to double our support to help more than 1,000 young people stay safe and rebuild their lives through our specialist services across the country. But we need your help so we can help them.

Our work over the past 20 years

We first campaigned to change the way the authorities deal with child sexual exploitation 20 years ago in 1995. Since then we have lobbied the government to act on the link between child sexual exploitation and children who run away from home, and those leaving care.

Watch Becky's story

Becky was a teenager when she was sexually exploited online and then by her 'boyfriend' who also exploited her. She was helped by us, but there are many other young people who are being sexually exploited across the country and we want to be able to help more of them.

What is child sexual exploitation? What do you need to know?

Learn about what child sexual exploitation is, the forms it takes and children who are at risk.

Support our Seriously Awkward campaign

Too often, older teenagers do not get help and the law fails to give them the same protection as younger children. This includes the police not being able to protect this age group in the same way they can protect under 16 year olds and problems getting therapeutic support.

Seen and heard

A training package for healthcare professionals to recognise the signs of abuse.