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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) - Advice and guidance

Help for victims of CSE

Rotherham CSE Helpline – call confidentially or use the e-mail address; both are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tele: 0800 731 9256 (free from a landline).

Child Trafficking

  • Over 1,200 children were identified as potential victims of trafficking last year
  • The most common reasons for children to be trafficked are labour exploitation and sexual exploitation
  • The most common countries for children to be trafficked from are UK, Albania, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Eritrea
  • The NSPCC has dealt with over 1,600 cases of child trafficking since 2007
  • The NSPCC Child Trafficking Advice Centre (CTAC) provides free guidance and training to professionals concerned that a child or young person has been or is about to be trafficked into or out of the UK.

Contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000

Boys and Young Men

According to Barnardos, the sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than many people realise. Research carried out by University College London for Barnardos found that almost 1 in 3 of the sexually exploited young people supported by them since 2008 (over 9,000) were male.

Visit the Barnados website

BLAST project

The BLAST Project remains the UK’s only male sexual exploitation project and has provided information and support to thousands of boys and young men since 2003. Since 2013 the BLAST Project has been working with various CSE services across the country as part of the ‘Excellence for Boys’ project, a national development programme which aims to make CSE services more accessible to, and inclusive of, boys and young men.

As part of this work they have launched the ‘Boys are Sexually Exploited Too’ national campaign, which includes online resources, awareness posters, awareness leaflets for boys and young men and a professionals’ guide.

Visit the BLAST website

Rotherham Rise

Rotherham Rise provide help and support for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual exploitation. Established in 1976, their experience and expertise is the key to providing the best possible support to Women, Men, Children and Partners. Their website explains what domestic and sexual abuse is, and what to do if you or someone you know experiences it. You can also read the stories of some of the survivors we’ve helped, and find out more about how we can help you.

Visit the Rotherham Rise website

Complete a Rotherham Rise Referral Form