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Puppet on a string

The urgent need to cut children free from sexual exploitation

The report not only examines what is known about the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation, but also provides powerful evidence from our services on the developing trends. The stories of young people like Emma, Sophie and Tim explain how any child can become trapped in a terrifying world of drugs, violence and sex.

As a society, we need to acknowledge that child sexual exploitation can exist in every community. The sooner we open our eyes to this incomprehensible abuse, the sooner we can begin to tackle the problem and ensure that we intervene early.