There is no definitive published estimate of the number of children who are sexually exploited in Hackney. This is due to a range of factors, including incomplete reporting to statutory authorities and concerns about identification where data are based on very small numbers. Despite this, Hackney Council is aware that a number of young people have experienced or are at risk of experiencing sexual exploitation locally. As across the rest of London, indicators predominantly point to young women being exploited by male peers or those slightly older than them. 2

References

  1. “Children’s Social Care Bi-Annual Report to Members,” Hackney Council, July 2015
  2. “Children’s Social Care Bi-Annual Report to Members,” Hackney Council, July 2015