What Is Grooming

Grooming is when someone builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or trafficking. Children and young people can be groomed online or face-to-face, by a stranger or by someone they know - for example a family member, friend or professional.

What if this is happening to me?

Grooming is when someone falsely gains your trust to persuade or trick you into doing something sexual with them.

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What if this is happening to someone I know?

The signs of grooming aren't always obvious and groomers will often go to great lengths not to be identified.

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Grooming Case Study

Tomas Speed, aged 19 and described as a loner, naïve and immature, began a friendship on Facebook with a 12 year old female.

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Grooming Quiz

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