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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual exploitation by organised networks Investigation Report


D.6: LGBTQ+ children

85. Some areas made dedicated services available to LGBTQ+ victims of sexual exploitation.[1] For example, Durham County Council commissioned a ‘Humankind’ service to provide information to young people and professionals around LGBTQ+ issues. Humankind has also been involved in care planning for LGBTQ+ children at risk of exploitation.[2] Warwickshire County Council worked with local LGBTQ+ organisations, including Proud Youth. Young people who are at risk of child sexual exploitation are supported by Barnardo’s to access local services.[3] In Bristol, 25.5 percent of children accessing BASE support services identify as LGBTQ+.[4]


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