Hidden in plain sight: a scoping study into the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in the UK: policy briefing
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- Barnardo's (Organization); National Centre for Social Research
- Date of publication
- 1 August 2014
- Children and Young People, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
- Social welfare
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This is a policy briefing on a scoping study into the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in the UK. The sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than many people realise. With the support of Barnardo’s, research led by UCL has found that almost one in three in a sample of the sexually exploited young people supported by Barnardo’s since 2008 were male.
The aims of the research were to:
- Identify known characteristics of CSE cases involving boys and young men and compare them with those involving girls and young women
- Explore professionals’ views on perpetration and victimisation processes
- Assess perceived support needs and the nature of existing service provision
- Help inform future research, policy and practice.
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