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Sexual abuse & sexual exploitation

Sexual abuse & sexual exploitation can feel like a complex topic. Information and advice is available to make it simpler, find out a how your child could be effected and what you can do to safeguard them.

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    What is sexual grooming?

    When someone wants to sexually abuse a child they may try to 'groom' them. It's important to understand this process so you can spot the signs and protect your child.

  • Advice
    I’m worried my child might see something inappropriate online

    There's no watershed, 'top shelf' or ID required online but that doesn't mean you can't protect your child from adult content. Find out how to help them navigate the web safely.

  • Responding to issues
    Are you worried your child is being sexually exploited?

    Child sexual exploitation is rare, but it does take place all over the UK. Knowing the warning signs and what to do will help you to act quickly if you believe that your child is at risk.

  • Responding to issues
    Online grooming: how does it work?

    Some people try to use social media, live streaming platforms and apps to groom children and young people. It's important you understand how this works so you can protect them.

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    Online sexual abuse: webcam and images

    An increasing number of children are being sexually abused over webcam or live streaming platforms. This can be just as harmful as 'contact' sexual abuse. Ensure your children know they can get help at any time and find out what you can do to support them.

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    Worried about your child and online porn?

    It’s no secret that pornography is readily available online. Should you be worried about your children accessing it?