Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE):

Is when people use the power they have over young people to sexually abuse them.  Any child can be at risk and anyone can be an abuser. Child sexual exploitation is abuse and can happen between children of the same age or a child being abused by an older person. In many cases the child may not realise they are being used for sex.

It can involve physical contact or happen online where a child gets persuaded to send photos or videos of themselves.

If you have information relating to a child or young person that is at risk of child sexual exploitation, please complete the Dorset Risk Assessment Screening Tool​​

Within Bournemouth there is a CSE Coordinator and two CSE Social Workers.

The CSE Social Workers can be contacted on 01202 458915

If the CSE Social Workers are unavailable you can contact:

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)​

During office hours  (Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.15pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm)  

01202 735 046

Out of Hours Service (OOHS):  01202 738 256

If a child is in immediate danger contact the Police:  999


Other Useful Contacts and Resources:

Bournemouth Social Care - Children

​Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse  

Free toolkit to help prevent children from being sexually abused

NHS – How to spot CSE

Barnardos - National leaders in CSE

Childrens Commissioner - Preventing CSE 

NSPCC’s PANTS wide range of resources - These include support packs for parents/carers/foster parents and lesson plans for schools, videos, case studies and even a PANTS song!   


FREE Tools and Resources​ for working with children, young people and their parents.​