“Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a crime that can affect any child, anytime, anywhere, regardless of their social or ethnic background. CSE can be carried out by individuals, by street gangs or by groups. It can be motivated by money or by sexual gratification. But in all cases, there is an imbalance of power – vulnerable children are controlled and abused by adults or by other children.
“We are determined to identify perpetrators of CSE and bring them to justice.
“If you have any concerns that a child may be a victim of CSE, please report it to the police. Visit dorset.police.uk/cse for more information and the other support organisations who can help.”
Dorset Police – report online at dorset.police.uk/do-it-online or call 101. If a child is in immediate danger, dial 999.
Crimestoppers – anonymously on 0800 555 111
Local Authority Children’s Social Care: • Bournemouth: 01202 458 101 • Poole: 01202 735 046 • Dorset: 01202 228 866
Concerned about your own behaviour? Get help from ‘Stop it Now!’ by calling their confidential helpline on 0808 1000 900 or visit www.stopitnow.org.uk.