Appropriate language in relation to Child Exploitation

Date: Monday, 31st Oct 2022 | Category: General Category

In a recent Rapid Review process carried out by Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership, records of agency contact with a victim of exploitation highlighted that in certain cased, victim blaming language had been used.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust were one of the agencies involved in this review and they have kindly shared two resources that they use to support practitioners to avoid using victim blaming language.

We have included the links to these two resources below and would ask that all practitioners who work with or may encounter children and young people who are at risk of child exploitation to take a few minutes to familiarise themselves with these –

Child Exploitation Appropriate Language Guide 2022.pdf (

Blaming Language Sexual Health Dec 2021