All children and young people are at risk of being sexually exploited, regardless of age, gender or where they live. 

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Preventing children and young people from being exposed to child sexual exploitation (CSE) and providing support to those who have been directly affected has been at the heart of our work for over 20 years. You can read more about this on our CSE page

Our services provide confidential and independent support and advice for all children and young people who are either at risk of, or actually experiencing sexual exploitation.

In addition to our direct work with the children and young people affected, our policy team works to lobby and influence decision makers and parliament to ensure that children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation are identified as early as possible and given the support they need to move on with their life.

Right now we are working to raise the funds to help a further 1000 young people affected by child sexual exploitation, and calling on the Government to strengthen the law so that 16 and 17 year olds don’t fall through the cracks and suffer further abuse. It is vital that 16 and 17 year olds who are being sexually exploited are protected from harm, get the help they need and the justice they deserve. You can support us by taking action to protect these young people.

To ensure that our services provide the right support for children and young people, we have developed a number of new services and resources for young people and parents, partnering with the University of Bedfordshire to assess and advise our national program to tackle CSE. You can read about our latest report, Old enough to know better, on our interactive report page. 

To find out more about the risks young people face you can watch our case study video, Becky's story

The Boys and Young Men Service

We provide support for boys and young men aged 11 to 21 who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing, sexual exploitation. Support can be delivered through one-to-one or group work.

Camden Child Sexual Exploitation Service

We provide support for young people (male and female) aged 12 to 17 and living in Camden who are experiencing, or are at risk of, sexual exploitation through the provision of one-to-one and group work.

CheckPoint Devon and Torbay Child Sexual Abuse services

Counselling and therapeutic services for children who have been sexually abused in Devon and Torbay

The Sexual Exploitation Service- Checkpoint Torbay

We work with young people, their families and the wider community to prevent child sexual exploitation

Children at risk of exploitation (C.A.R.E)

We provide specialist support to children and young people aged 8-24 years who are victims of, or at risk of sexual exploitation across Essex

Hand in Hand

We provide a safe and accessible service for children and young people affected by sexual exploitation

Safe choices: Leaving care and custody

We provide support for young women aged between 15 and 25 who are leaving custody or leaving care and are at risk of sexual exploitation

Young Men's Project Oxfordshire

We help boys and young men who are refugees or migrant workers understand how to make safe choices in their relationships

Safe Hands - Calderdale

Please note this service transferred to Youth Works on 1 September 2016

SCARPA, North East

SCARPA provides targeted youth support to young people who go missing or are at risk of sexual exploitation.

Street Safe - Lancashire

This service supports children and young people, both boys and girls, at risk of sexual exploitation and missing from home across Lancashire

The US service, London

We support young people with a learning disability at risk of sexual exploitation