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Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Practitioner Briefing Paper

Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Practitioner Briefing Paper

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ISBN: 9781786525062

Definition of child sexual exploitation for Scotland and some key contextual considerations that should inform all professionals’ and agencies’ interpretations of their child protection responsibilities in relation to this form of abuse.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government commissioned the University of Bedfordshire to develop a definition of child sexual exploitation and its relationship to child sexual abuse in partnership with Scottish stakeholders.

This will ensure that all practitioners and agencies use the same definition to facilitate joint risk assessments and effective multi-agency responses.

The following paper outlines the new national definition of child sexual exploitation (CSE) for Scotland and some key contextual considerations that should inform all professionals’ and agencies’ interpretations of their child protection responsibilities in relation to this form of abuse.

A definition and summary paper is also available.