Spot the signs that a child is being sexually exploited

Some children are more at risk then others; it is the responsibility of everyone to spot the signs that a child may be vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Spot the signs

Is the young person regularly missing from home or care?




 Do they have physical injuries?




Are they taking drugs or misusing alcohol?




Are they withdrawn from their family?




Have they had repeated sexually transmitted infections or pregnancies?




Are they regularly absent from school?




Are they regularly offending?




Have they received gifts from unknown sources?




Are they self harming?




Is there evidence of sexual bullying?




Are they experiencing mental health problems?




Have they attempted suicide?




Is there evidence of online abuse through the internet and social networking sites?




Are they trying to coax friends into exploitative situations?