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Child Sexual Exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is the manipulation by adults of children and young people below the age of consent for sex.

It happens in Northern Ireland and Barnardo’s NI is working hard to stop it.

Child sexual exploitation is child abuse and it is a crime which happens in every community.

Watch our original animated film telling one girl’s story

Last year Barnardo’s NI had almost 100 young people referred to us and we believe this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Read our report ‘Not A World Away'

Please help us stop this form of child abuse.


You can help us protect children from this form of child abuse by texting KIDZOO5 to 70700 to donate £5. This will go directly towards increasing our work with young people in Northern Ireland.

Spot the signs

Check out our online leaflets to help spot the signs of child sexual exploitation

Further Information

Please contact our dedicated service:
Safe Choices
Email the service manager
Tel: 028 9065 8511

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