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It assumes that a child or young person who attracts attention by their dress or manner is looking for sex and excuses the behaviour of the abuser.
A child or young person under 16 can never consent to sex whatever the circumstances.
They will not have the same experience of life as adults and are less sophisticated in their understanding of what has happened.
A child may not fully understand the significance of activity which is sexual and this may be reflected in how they remember or describe it.
It should be stressed that the list below is non-exhaustive.
food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) as a result of performing, and/or others performing on them, sexual activities.For example, often a case starts with one suspect and one victim in one location but if properly investigated may grow to meet the CSE criteria.'Grooming' is not a specific form of child sexual exploitation but should be seen as a way in which perpetrators target children and manipulate their environments.It is an approach to exploitation and may be the beginning of a complex process adopted by abusers.The police should know the nature, extent and type of offending they are investigating and will be expected to indicate whether they consider a case involves CSE.However, prosecutors also have a duty to identify potential CSE cases even if the police have omitted to do so.