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NSPCC Why Language Matters - 'older boyfriend'

Last updated by on Monday, June 26, 2023


NSPCC Learning has published a new blog post as part of its Why Language Matters series on how the label ‘older boyfriend’ can mask child sexual exploitation (CSE).


The blog post looks at:

  • why the term is unhelpful
  • how the young person’s voice can be heard
  • ways professionals can talk about the safeguarding concerns around potentially exploitative relationships.