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The National Child Sexual Exploitation Action Plan has focused on four approaches to help target offenders and protect children and young people through new ways of working.

Across this site you can learn more about the analysis, the work undertaken and resources developed to achieve the ambitions of the Action Plan.

If you have any concerns about a child or young person we have more information on what to do.

Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Policing and Prevention

Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) suffer both in the short-term; from the actions of the perpetrator and in the long-term from the impact of the trauma they experience. CSA and CSE have been subject to significant national attention in recent years and the Government designated CSE as a strategic policing priority. This decision gave CSE the same level of significance as terrorism and serious organised crime.

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