New report reveals more boys involved in child sexual exploitation than previously thought

A study funded by the Nuffield Foundation and carried out by Barnardo’s, NatCen and UCL, has analysed the records of 9,042 children affected by child sexual exploitation and supported by Barnardo’s since 2008. It reveals 1 in 3 (2,986) were boys. This is a much higher figure than was previously thought.
Source: Nuffield Foundation press release 27 August 2014
Further information:
Hidden in plain sight: a scoping study into the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in the UK: policy briefing (PDF)
   Research on the sexual exploitation of boys and young men: a UK scoping study: summary of findings (PDF)

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