Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of sexual abuse and a hidden crime. Young people often know their abuser and trust them, and don't understand or realise that they're being abused. To them, this is normal behaviour.
Children or young people may be tricked into believing they're in a loving, consensual relationship. In some cases, young people are persuaded or forced into exchanging sexual activity for money, drugs, gifts, affection or status. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may depend on their abuser or be too scared to tell anyone what's happening. Child sexual exploitation doesn't always involve physical contact and can happen online
If you work with or come into contact with young people, it is your responsibility to make sure that you:
You can email the team on CSE.Team@dudley.gov.uk
Or the direct telephone number is: 01384 817777
View help and advice on See Me Hear Me.