Child Sexual Exploitation

Help us to fight against child sexual exploitation (CSE); say something if you see something.‚Äč

What is child exploitation?

Child sexual exploitation is when young people under the age of 18 are encouraged, trapped, forced or persuaded into a sexual relationship or situation by an adult.

It often involves the young person being offered something in return such as alcohol, cigarettes, gifts, money, drugs and affection.

How you can help

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight this issue in our communities which has increased in the past few years. We want you to think, spot and speak out against abuse.

If you are worried that a child or young person is at risk of CSE, report it online, or call us on 020 3373 4600.

How businesses can help

Evidence shows that CSE takes place in hotels, pubs, internet cafes and places licensed to sell alcohol and that taxis are used to transport young people who are being exploited.

We therefore need the help of local businesses to protect children and young people at risk. Although it isn't easy to spot, there are signs to look out for which could show that it is taking place where you work.

If you come across a situation that looks or feels suspicious, contact the police. Call 101 and quote Operation Makesafe.

Don't ignore something that does not seem right