It’s not consent, its sexual exploitation
While 16 and 17 year olds can legally consent to sex in healthy relationships, there is nothing healthy or normal about being coerced or groomed and made to submit to sexual acts.
Are 16 and 17 year olds old enough to know better?
16 and 17 year olds are at high risk of becoming victims of sexual crimes
From child prostitution to child sexual exploitation
We have been campaigning for vulnerable children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation for over two decades. Learn more about our history of fighting child sexual exploitation.
When Becky was 15 she met someone she thought really cared for her. But then things changed. Watch her story here.
The Lightless Sky: an Afghan refugee boy’s journey of escape to a new life in Britain
Gulwali Passarlay was 12 when he fled Afghanistan, his new book tells the story. Here Gulwali tells us about his harrowing journey to the UK
Christmas changes lives at Talbot Heath
Young world-changers come together to celebrate Christmas and make a big difference to vulnerable children. Head teacher, Karen Leahy, tells us how they gather pupils, parents and staff to organise memorable Christmas events.
Alberta tells us about her experiences as a volunteer befriender
As part of National Student Volunteers' Week, we hear from student and volunteer befriender, Alberta.
I remember those days
Shakira Martin faced difficulty in her teenage years, and shares her story with us here.
Thank you to the bravery of Firebird
For the last five months Firebird, a play addressing the issue of child sexual exploitation, has been supporting our Seriously Awkward campaign. Now as the play’s run in the West End is coming to an end, we look back at the highlights and say thank you to all involved for their support.
Advent: Ambitions for our children
As we move through the second week of Advent, Teresa Pearce MP focuses on the message of Isaiah to remind us to think big about how we can help the most vulnerable children.
Stephen Twigg: 'Every child still matters'
Ruby Peacock reports on Stephen Twigg's speech at our seminar this week, where he addressed the importance of supporting young people and their families