There has recently been an increase in monkeypox cases within the UK, however the risk of catching it remains low. Monkeypox can affect anyone; however the majority of monkeypox cases in the UK continue to be in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), with the infection being passed on mainly through close contact between people in interconnected sexual networks. Therefore, these groups in particular are advised to be aware of the symptoms, especially any new rashes or lesions on any part of their body. If you have symptoms of monkeypox please contact a sexual health service or call NHS 111. For more information, please visit nhs.uk.
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is the term used for contact or non-contact sexual abuse of a child, when there is any actual or attempted abuse of a child’s vulnerability or trust and an opportunity for the abuser to enhance their social standing or receive payment from third parties. Non-contact abuse includes online grooming and sexual exploitation. Children and young people under the age of 18 can be victims of child sexual exploitation.
CSE can take many forms but most commonly happens in one of the following ways:
If you think this might be happening to you or to a child or young person you know, you should report your concerns to your local children's safeguarding team.