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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.
This blog was written as part of The Children's Commission on Poverty. The commission was led by sixteen children aged 10-19 to uncover the true cost of school life for those living in poverty, through young eyes.
We led a national debate on 19 November, tackling the question: Are we failing our nation’s teenagers?
Hampstead Theatre’s powerful and highly-praised play – Firebird – about the sexual exploitation of a teenage girl is being given a free online showing on the Time Out website
We are calling on the Government to strengthen the law so all children and young people experiencing exploitation get the protection they need.
The Children's Society has appointed Joe Jenkins to its executive team as Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement.
We have worked with local authorities for over 20 years to fight 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.
Our new report has found that an estimated 50,000 girls in England and Wales have been victims of child sexual exploitation crimes but only 4,900 cases have been recorded by the police.