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Child Sexual Exploitation: A study of international comparisons

Funded by the Department of Education and commissioned by the Virtual Staff College, OPM undertook an evidence collection and desk review of international comparisons of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

CSE has increasingly become the focus of intense discussion, debate and intervention in the UK. At a summit in March 2015, the Prime Minister described CSE as a ‘national threat’, and announced that it will be given the same priority by the police as serious and organised crime.

The report aims to explore:

  • How is Child Sexual Exploitation defined in selected countries?
  • To what extent is there consistency in the response of public agencies around the world?
  • What can the UK learn from experience elsewhere?