If you think you have been the victim of sexual violence such as sexual assault, rape or abuse it’s important to realise that, whatever happened, it’s not your fault. Nobody should be forced to do things sexually against their will. You may feel angry, scared, confused or down. It’s important that you’re not alone with these feelings. Tell a trusted friend or an adult such as a family member or teacher, youth worker, school nurse, GP or someone else you can trust.
What is Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is when a young person is used by being made or tricked into doing something sexual sometimes receiving something in return like love, affection, money, drugs or alcohol.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
FACE (Fighting Against Child Exploitation) is a group of young people, male and female, who are aware of the dangers of grooming and sexual exploitation. This website was developed nu them to help other young people who are vulnerable or taking risks. We hope this website will let them know about the dangers out there and give information on how to keep safe.
First it’s important to remember that the Police care a lot about children and young people being safe. CSE is against the law.
If you, or someone else, is in immediate danger then dial 999 and ask for help from the Police.
aSk UK is a health information app for young people in the UK encouraging safer sex and signposting to advise & services.
Brook Young People’s Information Service
Tel: 020 7617 8000
Information, support and signposting service for young people under 25 on sexual health. Also runs a confidential enquiry service via the Brook website . Details of local services available via text message (see website for details). 24hr recorded information line on a range of sexual health topics (020 7617 8000). With centres throughout the UK offering free contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling.
The latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
A confidential 24hr free telephone helpline. Emotional support for children and young people on issues relating to child abuse, bullying etc.
Missing People Helpline: Say Something
The Say Something campaign has been developed with young people and aims to safeguard vulnerable children and young people by empowering them to identify early indicators of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Say Something will also offer a free, 24-hour, anonymous phone and SMS helpline, 116 000, enabling young people to disclose information and see support.