Sexual exploitation of children involved in the Children’s Hearings System
Topic: Child sexual exploitation (CSE)
Author: Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration and Barnardo’s Scotland
This study is the first at a national level in Scotland on child sexual exploitation (CSE) and the first to consider the vulnerabilities to sexual exploitation experienced by both girls and boys. It is a collaboration between the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and Barnardo’s Scotland, and aimed to fill some of the gaps in our knowledge of why some children in Scotland become so vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Its focus is on children in the care system and involved in Children’s Hearings, as these children have previously been identified as being particularly vulnerable.