Implications of child Sexual Exploitation and the Impact : Report

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The implications of childsexual exploitation and theimpact it has on looked afterchildren and the implicationsfor social work practice.Table of ContentsCHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................11.1 Introduction...........................................................................................................................11.2 Background of Study.............................................................................................................21.3 Purpose and Rationale of Study............................................................................................31.4 Problem Statement................................................................................................................31.5 Research aim and objectives.................................................................................................4
1.6 Research questions................................................................................................................41.7 Structure of research.............................................................................................................41.8 Framework of research..........................................................................................................61.9 Significance of research........................................................................................................7CHAPTER 2: POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK....................................................82.1 Introduction...........................................................................................................................82.2 Policies and Legislations.......................................................................................................82.3 Key Statistics.........................................................................................................................92.4 Conclusion...........................................................................................................................11CHAPTER 3 LITERATURE REVIEW........................................................................................12Implications of Child Sexual Exploitation................................................................................12Impact of sexual abuse and exploitation on children and their family.....................................14Implications for social work practices for rehabilitating victims of exploitations....................16REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................20
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1.1 IntroductionChildren receive rewards such as money or affection in order to put themselves inexploitative situation. People tends to manipulate children or adolescents by making thembelieve that they are in loving consensual relationship (Child sexual exploitation: definition andguide for practitioners,2017). These people invite them in the party and exploit them by givingthem harmful drugs and alcohol. These children sometimes groomed and exploited online bythugs in order to earn money out of it. Sources says that people trafficked adolescents and youngchildren within and outside United Kingdom for the purpose of sexual abuse and exploitation(Webb and Holmes, 2015). Sexual exploitation of young people and children can also done ingangs. Young children who trust their abuser easily often fall into their trick and abuser takingadvantage of it sexually abuse them. Child sexual exploitation occurs where an individual orgroup takes benefits of an imbalance of power to threat, manipulate and deceive a young personor child under age of 18 into sexual activity either in exchange of something which the victimneeds or for financial advantage (Shields and Letourneau, 2015). The degree of crime willremain same even after the crime was consensual. Child exploitation does not always involvephysical contact, offenders exploit young children on different online websites. The biggest childprotection scandal in the history of United Kingdom was the Rotherham child sexual exploitationscandal. From the late 1980s until the 2010s, organised child sexual abuse continued almostunchallenged by legal authoritiesThese abuses can be varies from violent, humiliating and degrading exploitation to sexualassaults like rape. In many cases, children were pressurised by their abuser and forced in toexchanging sexual activity for money, drugs, gifts, affection and status (Rafferty, 2016).Offenders exploit children both in real and online by using different uncensored websites.According to the government of United Kingdom, child sexual exploitation is the crime that canhave long lasting effect on both victims and families of victims. The first response to children,and support for them to access help, must be the best it can be from social workers, police, healthpractitioners and others who work with children and their families (McElvaney, 2015).In accordance with this context, in the present study researcher will focus on theimplications of child sexual exploitation and its impact on children and their family members.The issue is revolving around the world which forces different leaders of countries to formulate1
and implement strong and precise disciplinary actions against the offenders so that they willnever do this kind of inhuman crime again (Appleton, 2014). The role of social work practicewill be discuss in order to comprehend the practices they follow on the victims of sexual abuse toredevelop their motivation and enthusiasm. The dissertation will be formulated in the precise andsystematic structure in order to make the study more comprehensible. The research is purelybased on secondary data thus, the data will be acquired from analysing books, journals, articles,government websites and magazines in order to make detail understanding about the issue.Effective research methodology will be implemented in the dissertation which will help theresearcher to attain the goals and objectives of the study effectively and efficiently.1.2 Background of StudyChild sexual exploitation is the complex form of abuse and it makes difficult for theauthorities working with children to identify and address it efficiently. Young people oradolescents are frequently deceived by the sinister people who sexually abuses these innocentchildren (Kloess, Beech and Harkins, 2014). In this subject matter, ample of researchers andscholars have done notably diligent work which will be analysed in the research as literaturereview. Government of United Kingdom made certain amendments and punishments for theoffenders who found guilty in sexually abusing child. The research study will focus on theimplications of child sexual exploitation on the family members and victims.Furthermore, how social work practice and rehabilitation centres helps in developing themorale and motivation of the victim will be assessed in the assignment. Child sexual exploitationor CSE is the kind of sexually abusing a child (Child sexual exploitation,2018.). Childrenreceive rewards such as money or affection in order to put themselves in exploitative situation.People tends to manipulate children or adolescents by making them believe that they are inloving consensual relationship (Gerassi, Edmond and Nichols, 2017). These people invite themin the party and exploit them by giving them harmful drugs and alcohol. In contrast to this, thedissertation will demonstrate the different methods and ways through which young people gotoften tricked by the offenders and becomes victim of exploitation and sexual abuse. In order toattain the aim and objective of the research study, the researcher will use the precisemethodologies and sources of collection of data.2
1.3 Purpose and Rationale of StudyThe main motive of conducting the research study is to identify the implications of childsexual exploitation occurred in United Kingdom and its affect on the family members andvictims. Child sexual exploitation occurs where an individual or group takes benefits of animbalance of power to threat, manipulate and deceive a young person or child under age of 18into sexual activity either in exchange of something which the victim needs or for financialadvantage. The degree of crime will remain same even after the crime was consensual. Childexploitation does not always involve physical contact, offenders exploit young children ondifferent online websites. The rationale for conducting the research study is to determine theimpact on victims of sexually abuse and exploitation. The research will help in analysing the pastrecords and number of cases recorded in United Kingdom. In this way, the researcher will able toattain the goals and objectives of the research. The issue is revolving around the world whichforces different leaders of countries to formulate and implement strong and precise disciplinaryactions against the offenders so that they will never do this kind of inhuman crime again(Gerassi, 2015). The role of social work practice will be discuss in order to comprehend thepractices they follow on the victims of sexual abuse to redevelop their motivation andenthusiasm. Thus, in contrast to it researcher conduct the research in order to comprehend thesubject matter effectively and efficiently so that end users can able to understand the issue andconcept adequately.1.4 Problem StatementIn recent years, the cases regarding child abuse and sexually exploitation has beenincreased rapidly in United Kingdom (Franklin, Raws and Smeaton, 2015). Children weredeceived by the offenders and these offenders took advantages of it, sexually abuse youngchildren. The issue puts stress on government and respective authorities. The impact of sexualabuse affects the psychology of both victim and family members. In order to provide detailunderstanding of the issue, the researcher will concentrates on the past data by analysing varioussecondary sources. Child sexual exploitation may occur without the child being aware of events,or understanding that these constitute abuse. Online exploitation includes the exchange of sexualcommunication or images and can be particularly challenging to identify and respond to.Children, young people and perpetrators are frequently more familiar with, and spend more timein, these environments than their parents and carers (Bryce, 2016). Those who work with and3
care for children can struggle to remain up-to-date with the latest sites and potential connectionpoints, so practitioners should always seek specialist support if unsure about onlineenvironments.1.5 Research aim and objectivesResearch aim and objectives are very important. The aim of research signifies thedirection and flow of research and objectives are for providing support to attaining the aim of theresearch effectively and efficiently. In contrast, with this statement, the aim and objectives of theresearch is provided below:AimThe aim of the research is to identify the implications of child sexual exploitation and the impactit has on looked after children and the implications for social work practice.ObjectivesIn order to attain the aim efficiently, researcher has formulated objectives which are as follows:To identify the implications of Child Sexual Exploitation.To identify the impact of sexual abuse and exploitation on children and their family.To investigate the implications for social work practices for rehabilitating victims ofexploitations.1.6 Research questionsThe fundamental core of dissertation is research question. It concentrates on the study,identify the methodologies and provide guidelines for all stages of inquiry, analysis andreporting. Thus, research questions plays prominent role in dissertation that provide effectiveguidance to the researcher in order to conduct the research study effectively and efficiently. Inthis context, the research questions are provided below:1.What are the implications of Child Sexual Exploitation?2.What are the impact of sexual abuse and exploitation on children and their family?3.What are the implications for social work practices for rehabilitating victims ofexploitations.?1.7 Structure of researchTo attain the aim and objective of the research, it is very important and crucial forresearcher to construct a systematic and precise dissertation structure. The dissertation will beused by various users, government and general public, thus it is important for the researcher to4
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