Research on the sexual exploitation of boys and young men: a UK scoping study: summary of findings: summary

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McNaughton Nicholls, Carol; Cockbain, Ella; Brayley, Helen
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1 August 2014
Children and Young People, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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The sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than many people realise. It has been largely overlooked and remarkably little is known about this group, their experiences, vulnerabilities or support needs. The purpose of this document is to provide a brief synthesis of key findings from recent exploratory research on the sexual exploitation of young males in the UK. 

The aims of the research were to:

  1. Identify known characteristics of CSE cases involving boys and young men and compare them with those involving girls and young women
  2. Explore professionals’ views on perpetration and victimisation processes
  3. Assess perceived support needs and the nature of existing service provision
  4. Help inform future research, policy and practice.

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