child exploitation

Child sexual exploitation

Web resource that defines child sexual exploitation and sets out key guidance, research and practice. It also provides information on identification of children or young people who are being sexually exploited.

Exploring the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation in Scotland

Study that was undertaken between January 2012 and June 2012. It has three aims: to review existing research, policy and practice literature from the UK regarding the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation, and trafficking for sexual exploitation, focusing on Scotland; to review key Scottish statistics regarding the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation in Scotland; and to gather preliminary and exploratory information from key professionals regarding their perceptions of the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation in Scotland.

Threat assessment of child sexual exploitation and abuse

Assessment which represents the most up-to-date understanding of the current level of threat posed by child sexual exploitation and abuse. It takes into account information received by CEOP from industry, the public and law enforcement. This engagement with partners allows for current threats to be outlined and for the identification of areas in need of greater understanding.

Annual review 2011-12 and centre plan 2012-13

Report that highlights the achievements of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre for the past year and outlines its intentions for the coming year.

A picture of abuse: a thematic assessment of the risk of contact child sexual abuse posed by those who possess indecent images of children

Thematic assessment that explores the risk of contact child sexual offending posed by those who possess still and moving indecent images of children (‘IIOC’)

It looks at the ways in which this risk is managed by the police service and others involved in child protection and the criminal justice process.

Tackling child sexual exploitation

Briefing that outlines the elements of an effective local response to child sexual exploitation. It suggests how local authorities and other stakeholders can tackle this abuse, and the advantages of partnership working and information sharing.

Sexual abuse: a public health challenge

Research on current knowledge of sexual abuse and service provision.

On the safe side: principles for the safe accommodation of child victims of trafficking

Document that explores the issues around what makes accommodation safe for child victims of trafficking. ECPAT UK undertook structured face-to-face interviews and a roundtable discussion with a range of professionals, including local authority children’s services, the police, NGOs and organisations accommodating child victims of trafficking, as well as ascertaining the views of the young people themselves. This led to the formulation of 10 child-centred principles concerning the provision of safe accommodation for child victims and/or suspected child victims of trafficking.

The protection of children online: a brief scoping review to identify vulnerable groups

Scoping review that explores levels of intended and unintended exposure to specific risks; the impact of harm suffered by children; and the characteristics of children who may be at highest risk.

Britain's child beggars

A special Panorama investigation uncovers the truth about the child beggars.

Reporter John Sweeney tracks down the begging gangs to luxury homes in Romania, where he confronts the adults forcing the children to beg.