Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited.

Children or young people may be tricked into believing they're in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed online. They may be given gifts and affection in exchange for sexual activities.

Some children and young people are trafficked into or within the UK for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Sexual exploitation can also happen to young people in gangs.

Sutton LSCB are committed to raising awareness of and preventing CSE. The LSCB have a CSE strategy and action plan which is monitored and updated quarterly. You will also find links to national CSE initiatives and information in our News Articles section.

Sutton MASE operational panel is a subgroup of the LSCB and has been developed to gain a clear understanding of the prevalence of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Sutton and to signpost support to any children or young people who may be at risk of, or are experiencing, CSE. The panel is co-chaired by Sutton's Executive Head of Safeguarding and a member of the Met Police.


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