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Criminal and Sexual Exploitation

Date: Thursday, 29th Jun 2023 | Category: General

Barnardo’s has published a briefing on child criminal and sexual exploitation in the UK and how to safeguard and support child victims and those at risk of abuse and exploitation.

Recommendations include:

  • Introducing a statutory definition of child criminal exploitation
  • Using the Online Safety Bill to strengthen protection for children online
  • Rolling out the Independent Child Trafficking Guardian service across England and Wales
  • Investing in Scotland-specific research on the scale and nature of child criminal and sexual exploitation.

Read the briefing paper: Child exploitation: a hidden crisis