Child exploitation is something you might hear a lot about on the news. It can be worrying for parents and carers to think about it.
By understanding what child exploitation means, you can be more prepared to protect your child if you ever think they’re in danger.
Exploitation is when someone takes advantage of a child for their own profit or gain. It can show up in different ways. This includes child criminal exploitation and child sexual exploitation.
You may notice a change in your child’s behaviour, such as:
Not all of these things will always mean your child is being exploited, so try to take a calm and open approach with your child to find out what’s going on.
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