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Child Exploitation & Modern Slavery


Child Exploitation

Child exploitation refers to the use of children for someone else’s advantage, gratification or profit often resulting in unjust, cruel and harmful treatment of the child. These activities are to the detriment of the child’s physical or mental health, education, moral or social-emotional development. It covers situations of manipulation, misuse, abuse, victimisation, oppression or ill-treatment. Source: Save the Children

Oxfordshire Partnership Responses and Provision to Safeguard Children at Risk of Exploitation

Witney Family Solutions Service: short video on Child Drug Exploitation (CDE)

Victims First Specialist Service, provides specialist support for victims and witnesses of serious crime including Rape & Sexual Abuse and Exploitation & Modern Slavery. Commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, the service is available to those living in Oxfordshire and other areas within the Thames Valley.

Offering a holistic approach, the service helps those with longer term or more complex needs, provides crisis intervention and ongoing support to help those with multiple and/or historical experiences of crime, and those who have had a traumatic response to a single recent crime. When appropriate, the service will provide, family-oriented support when several members of the same family (or a couple) have been directly or indirectly affected by crime. For further information please click on the link above.

Further guidance

Home Office: Child Exploitation Disruption Toolkit

Catch 22 resources:

For further information on forms of Child Exploitation, Modern Slavery and Trafficking see the pages listed to the right.