Letters Safeguarding children

New tool to aid detection of child sexual exploitation

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6454 (Published 29 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6454
  1. Karen Rogstad, consultant in HIV and sexual health1,
  2. Jane Ashby, consultant in sexual health and HIV2,
  3. Dawn Wilkinson, consultant in genitourinary and HIV medicine3
  4. On behalf of British Association for Sexual Health and HIV Adolescent Special Interest Group
  1. 1Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, Archway Clinic, London N19 5SE,UK
  3. 3Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Jefferiss Wing Centre for Sexual Health, St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK
  1. jane.ashby2{at}nhs.net

Thomas and Humphery highlighted the challenges inherent in safeguarding young people against child sexual exploitation (CSE).1 Consultations with young people within sexual health services routinely entail detailed exploration of risk and vulnerability, placing sexual health as key services to identify those at risk of CSE.

In response to emerging understanding about the prevalence and nature of CSE,2 the …

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