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Exploitation occurs when a person or group is used as a means of obtaining something unfairly, such as money, labour, or sexual gratification. Everyone is susceptible to being taken advantage of in some way, especially by people who hold important or trusted positions.
When children are sexually exploited for gain, power, or status, it is considered a form of sexual abuse. It may involve sexual assaults that are violent, humiliating or degrading. Young people may occasionally be coerced or forced into engaging in sexual activity in exchange for cash, drugs, gifts, affection, or status.
What Kiwi do
- We treat all exploitation cases very seriously and, when appropriate, consult with law enforcement and other agencies
- If you are a victim of exploitation, you can reach out to our Safeguarding Team or my Trainer
- If you have experienced exploitation or believe you may be a victim of exploitation, we will take action
- Through telephone reviews, we periodically assess the welfare of our students
What you will do
- If I think I’m being exploited, I’ll talk to someone about it
- I’ll use the internet and social media responsibly and refrain from sharing anything that could be used against me
- I am aware that some individuals using social media and the internet are not who they claim to be
- I am aware that I can speak with the Kiwi Safeguarding Team or my trainer about my worries
How to get support
If you are worried or have any concerns, please contact our Kiwi Safeguarding team using the numbers below or reach out to us using the contact us button.
- Office Hours Number: 023 8017 0380
- Out of Hours Number in Emergency: 999
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Safeguarding Officer: 07375 461990
Other Useful Resources
NSPCC helps children who’ve been abused protects children at risk and finds the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening.
If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact their helpline to speak to one of their trained counsellors.