Victim-blaming language still being used in child sexual exploitation cases

Officials are still using victim-blaming language when dealing with child sexual exploitation cases, according to Ofsted. Time to listen – a joined up response to child sexual exploitation and missing children reports that progress has been made in many areas, resulting in better support for children at risk of, or subject to, child sexual exploitation. However, more can be done according to the report, including improving the skills of frontline health professionals in identifying child sexual exploitation and using appropriate language to engage with children effectively.

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