Our ROSE project stands for Reaching Out on Sexual Exploitation, supporting young people throughout Norfolk, who have been affected by, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation.

About us

Our dedicated team provides a range of specialist services to young people at risk of - or who have experienced - child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Norfolk.

For free, confidential support call: 0808 800 1037

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What is CSE?

Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity

(a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or
(b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator.

The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.
(Department for Education, 2017)

Your Guide to Sexual Exploitation

See our booklet for young people, for more information about child sexual exploitation.


Raising Awareness of CSE in Norfolk

National CSE Awareness Day in Norwich : 18th March 2017 : with Chief Constable of Norfolk, Simon Bailey.

Reaching Norfolk

We are an independent service and young people choose to work with us.

We are co-located in the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and work with the Police and Children’s Services to ensure that young people are getting the support they need.

In the last twelve months 119 young people have engaged with The Rose Project in 1:1 befriending sessions, and 93 young people have engaged through our Return Home Interviews (RHIs).

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18 March 2018

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18 March 2018

Some of the Rose team showing support for CSE awareness day! #CSEDay18 https://t.co/AHX3yi5e1P

18 March 2018

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18 March 2018