Know the signs

Sometimes it can be difficult to spot the signs of CSE, but if you or someone you know has been asked to do sexual things in return for something then they may have been sexually exploited, even if the person who did it was a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend.

If you’ve ever been asked to do any of the following, you may have been sexually exploited:

Threaten to end your relationship if you don’t have sex

Ask or make you have sex with other people

Expect sex in return for food or a place to stay

Share drugs or alcohol with you in return for sexual acts

Threaten to stop being friends if you don’t perform sexual ‘dares’

Give you gifts or money in return for sexual acts

Ask you to take sexual photos of yourself or share them online or by text

Threaten to humiliate or share sexual images of you if you don’t carry out more sex acts

Sometimes it can be difficult to spot the signs of CSE, but if you or someone you know has been asked to do sexual things in return for something then they may have been sexually exploited, even if the person who did it was a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend.

You may not be facing these pressures, but may know someone who may be. Learn to know the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation by clicking the link below.

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To report CSE call Merseyside Police on 101  or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency dial 999.

To report CSE call Merseyside Police on 101  or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency dial 999.