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Threat Assessment of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

In its new three year strategy CEOP undertakes to assess regularly where and how children are most at risk from sexual exploitation and abuse, to communicate this widely and develop programmes to mitigate threats. The conduct of this 2012/13 Threat Assessment on Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (TACSEA) is the primary step towards meeting that commitment.

The TACSEA is an analysis of the threat to the United Kingdom from child sexual exploitation and abuse. A restricted version is produced for law enforcement. The aim is to provide an accurate picture of the nature and scale of current offending and highlight emerging and developing trends insofar as they are a threat in or emanating from the UK. This assessment represents the most up-to-date understanding of the current level of threat posed by child sexual exploitation and abuse. It takes into account information received by CEOP from industry, the public and law enforcement. This engagement with partners allows for current threats to be outlined and for the identification of areas in need of greater understanding.