Barnardo’s is the largest provider of child sexual exploitation (CSE) support in the UK. We have worked with sexually exploited children and young people for more than 20 years, and have specialist services in over 40 locations.Our vision is that no child should be affected by sexual exploitation, but more children than ever before need us. In 2014–15, we worked directly with 3,200 exploited or at-risk children in the UK. But the true number of victims is likely to be much higher – as the pain of their ordeal and fear that they will not be believed means they are too often scared to come forward, and they might not recognise themselves as a victim.To provide the support that children at risk of or affected by sexual exploitation need, our work is wide-ranging.
We offer one-to-one counselling, group work and drop-in sessions to help those affected by child sexual exploitation to escape and recover.
Anyone can contact us directly.