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Criminal exploitation, County Lines and child sexual exploitation

The council work closely with the local neighbourhood police and other agencies to safeguard children and adults at risk in the community.

 

Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity

  1. in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or
  2. for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator.

The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.

For more information and advice please visit the following websites.

North Yorkshire Police - child sexual exploitation

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board

NSPCC - child sexual exploitation

 

Criminal exploitation is a form of modern slavery that sees victims being forced to work under the control of highly organised criminals in activities such as forced begging, shoplifting and pickpocketing, cannabis cultivation, drug dealing and financial exploitation. This exploitation can affect adults or children.

For more information please visit the following websites.

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board

North Yorkshire Police - County Lines

Children's Society

Modern slavery

 

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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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