Child sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse where children are sexually exploited for money, power or status.
This can involve violent, humiliating and degrading sexual assaults, but does not always involve physical contact and can happen online.
Victims often trust their abuser and may be tricked into believing they’re in a loving, consensual relationship.
If you’re worried about a child, speak to your DSL (deputy DSL) and follow the school’s procedures for reporting safeguarding concerns.
DfE guide for practitioners: