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Making Sense of Child Sexual Exploitation: Exchange, Abuse and Young People

Sophie Hallett


This important book puts forward the rarely heard voices of children and young people who have experienced child sexual exploitation (CSE) and the professionals who have worked with them. CSE is now high on the social care agenda, but what is child sexual exploitation? How is it different from other forms of child sexual abuse? Hallett takes a critical perspective and argues that we need to use the exchange model - lost in the current focus on grooming - to answer these questions. She considers the problems that arise with conflating ‘child sexual exploitation’ with ‘grooming’ and the implicat ... More

Keywords: sexual exploitation, young people, childhood, care, agency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447333586
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447333586.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sophie Hallett, author
Cardiff University