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What to do about Child Sexual Exploitation

If you are worried or concerned that a child or young person may be at risk or Child Sexual Exploitation you should ask yourself the following questions.


  • What have I seen?
  • What have I heard?
  • What do I feel is unusual or different?
  • What has actually happened?
  • What is my concern?
  • What is this telling me?
  • What should I do now?


  • Keep your focus on the child or young person - their safety is paramount!
  • Doing nothing is not an option!
  • Do not assume someone else will do something!
  • Do not delay unnecessarily - act quickly!
  • Look, Listen and Record your Concern!
  • Look further and see beyond.
  • If you are a practitioner - Follow your agency child protection procedures
  • If you are a practitioner - Tell your Line Manager or Child Protection Officer immediately!
  • If you are a member of the public:
    • Contact the Child Protection Duty Team (24 hours) on 01738 476768
    • In an Emergency - Dial 999
    • Police (Non Emergency) - Dial 101
    • ChildLine - Dial 0800 1111
    • Crimestoppers - Dial 0808 555 111
Last modified on 10 January 2017

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