Child Sexual Exploitation of boys and young men

Jul 2019

Child Sexual Exploitation of boys and young men


Boys and young men are often overlooked as victims of child sexual exploitation. They are also less likely to report abuse or exploitation themselves, therefore practitioners need to be aware of the signs and indicators of abuse that boys may exhibit.

Male victims of sexual exploitation are more likely to express trauma through anger, offending or aggression. As a consequence of this, many male victims are missed, because these types of behaviours may be seen as ‘typical’ in teenage boys.

Child sexual exploitation affects thousands of children and young people across the UK every year. As practitioners working with children and young people, we all have an important role to play in working together to safeguard children from child sexual exploitation to ensure that every child and young person in Leeds is protected from being at risk of, or experiencing sexual exploitation.

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