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IMPACT OF CSE

IMPACT OF CSE

Biological: Developmental issues
Psychological: Anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, self-image, depression, nightmares, flashbacks, attachment problems.

Physiological: Physical injuries, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, weight loss, sickness, self-harm, problems with fertility, hair loss, poor diet and addictions.

Social: Isolation from friends and family, low education attainment or training, lack of interest in recreational activities, difficulty developing and maintaining relationships.

Economic: Poor or no income and housing problems.

HOW TO HELP PREVENT AND PROTECT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FROM CSE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP

PROTECTIVE NETWORK

Parents and carers should make such that a good relationship is maintain between then and the child or young person to secure good attachment and communication.

Parents and carers should access help from practitioners on how to help their child or young person enjoy the home or settings environment that can ‘pull’ the child or young person away from exploiters.

ACTIVE LISTENING

Active listening and good observation is essential in other to identify clues that will help support and advice the child or young person on their vulnerabilities, wishes and feelings.

Help the child or young person to understand the difference between a health and unhealth relationship.

CHILD CENTRED APPROACH

In all cases the welfare of the child or young person is paramount to the parent or carers decisions. Practitioners have to ensure they have 1 to 1 time with the child, as in some cases parents or carers may themselves be the abusers. These includes: forced marriage, commercial exploitation and trafficking.

ONLINE SAFETY

PRIVACY SETTINGS

Created awareness for the child or young person to stay safe by checking to make sure that he/she has high privacy settings on any social media they access.

AVOID STRANGERS

To ensure that he does not give out personal information, meet up with people he does not know, not to assume that all profile pictures are genuine, never to send naked images to anyone as he will never have control of what they do with it, and not to add people he does not know on his friend list and finally to use the icon ‘ thinkuknow.co.uk’ on all social media to report abusive messages or comment as well as discuss with someone he truth (CEOP, 2013).

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