Child sexual exploitation: definition and summary

Authors:
BECKETT Helen, WALKER Joanne
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
2
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This paper contains the new definition of child sexual exploitation for Scotland and a summary of key contextual considerations that should inform all professionals’ and agencies’ interpretations of their child protection responsibilities in relation to this form of abuse. Child sexual exploitation is defined as a form of child sexual abuse in which a person(s), of any age takes advantage of a power imbalance to force or entice a child into engaging in sexual activity in return for something received by the child and/or those perpetrating or facilitating the abuse. As with other forms of child sexual abuse, the presence of perceived consent does not undermine the abusive nature of the act. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, child protection;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
Scotland
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ISBN online:
9781786525024

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