Potential impediments to the recognition of the sexual exploitation of young males under 18

Dr Jacqui Montgomery-Devlin

This paper is the first in a series of briefings on learning arising from the research on potential impediments to recognising the sexual exploitation of young males (Montgomery-Devlin, 2019).


It summarises key themes emerging from the study and associated literature review, including findings related to stereotypical assumptions, criminality, perpetrator gender and paramilitarism.

The paper concludes with recommendations to inform CSE policy and practice, specifically with regards boys and young men.  Please click on the link below to download the document.



Dr Montgomery-Devlin’s second briefing document explores some of the core research themes in more detail.

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