Child sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is a form of abuse. It involves children and young people being forced or manipulated into sexual activity in exchange for something- money, gifts or accommodation, or less tangible goods such as affection or status. The sexual activity and exchange may be seen as consensual, but are based on an imbalance of power which severely limits victims’ options. This tool has been developed to enable the identification of children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation.

Multiagency Risk, Vulnerability and Exploitation (MARVE) Referral form

Exploitation / Serious Youth Violence / Harmful Sexual Behaviour

MARVE Referral (CSE, CCE, HSB, SYV)

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Protocol

Merton also have a protocol about supporting young people and their families when relationships and sexual behaviour has become problematic and harmful.

Download the Harmful Sexual Behaviour Protocol