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IICSA published its final Report in October 2022. This website was last updated in January 2023.

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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