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Helping children vulnerable to child sexual exploitation

W09RKKIKD3A report commissioned by Comic Relief and undertaken by Barnardo’s, The Children’s Society, British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), Paradigm Research and Coventry University is calling on governments in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to ensure that accessible and relevant sex and relationship education is made available to all children and young people including those with learning disabilities.

Working with young people who are being sexually exploited can be challenging in lots of ways.  Many young people don’t know that they are being abused, or have become dependent on their abuser – maybe for drink, drugs or money … or maybe for what they see as some positive affection when this is missing from their lives.

When a young person finds it hard to understand the world around them, or to communicate clearly, this can make them especially vulnerable to harm and exploitation – and make it even more difficult to protect them.

The Children’s Society

Originally posted: 10 September 2015 By The Children’s Society

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