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FACTORS INFLUENCING CSE

FACTORS INFLUENCING CSE

PUSH OR VULNERABILITY FACTORS

Push or Vulnerability factors are negative things going on in the YP’s life that push them to seek acceptance, affection, belonging, understanding outside of their home such as:
family dysfunction, being in (residential) care, experience of sexual abuse or neglect, experience of domestic violence or chaotic home, socio‐economic disadvantage, experience of learning difficulties or disabilities, parental mental health problems or abuse of drug and alcohol can also be associated with children going missing or running away from home which often makes them homeless and in search for accommodation.

PUSH OR VULNERABILITY FACTORS THAT MAY PUT CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON AT RISK INCLUDES:

  • rightAttachment issues
  • Bullied
  • Disengagement from education
  • Previously abused
  • Fostering or adoption breakdown
  • Looked after or care leaver
  • Drug and alcohol dependant
  • Ill health
  • Bereavement
  • Friends or siblings with young people who are sexually exploited
  • Unsure about sexuality or unable to disclose sexual orientation to families
  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self-esteem

PULL OR PERSUASIVE FACTORS

Pull or persuasive factors are exciting things outside of the home that often draws the child or young person
out into possible exploitative situations. In all of these types of grooming, the main aim of the perpetrator is to
use sophisticated tactics through offering financial support, accommodation, money, gifts, drugs and alcohol
in exchange for exploitative sexual activities.

These tactics are the Pull or persuasive factors that exist as the warning signs or risk indicators that may potent-
ially persuasive a child or young person into possible exploitative situations.

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