MYTHS ABOUT CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
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“Are Children and young people in general currently safe and secure and well looked after?”
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WHAT IS GROOMING
‘Grooming’ defines the process whereby an adult act as a boyfriend, friend, or peer in order to build a relationship with a child. Once trust has been gained, the adult then exploits that trust and demanding favours, such as sexual activity.
THE GROOMING PROCESS
Observing, Selecting, Initiating contact and gaining trust and Sharing a child/young person’s information.
Making a child/young person feel special, giving gifts and rewards, Spending time together, Listening and remembering, keeping secrets, being there, understanding better than anyone else, testing out physical contact and Offering protection.
Being a boyfriend or girlfriend, establishing a sexual relationship, lowering inhibitions, involving in forbidden activities and Being inconsistent
Withdrawing friendship and love, using for sex, reinforcing dependency, isolating from family and friends, Tricking and manipulating, Using violence and assault