ADULTS | What to Do If You Are Concerned
If you see behaviour that is of concern, or if a child or young person tells you something, you need to take them seriously, do something about it and speak to someone.
In the first instances you should follow your organisation’s child protection procedures and contact the appropriate person in your organisation:
As parent you can also contact Parents Against Child Exploitation
If you work in a school you should have a designated child protection teacher, who you should approach in the first instance.
If you work in a health organisation there should be a designated nurse/doctor who deals with child protection issues. In the case of an emergency contact the police directly. For more information about child protection you can contact the NSPCC Child Protection helpline on 0808 800 5000
You may also be able to make a referral to a specialist project in your area, to find out what specialist projects might be working with young people affected by sexual exploitation in your area go to www.nwgnetwork.org or contact your Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
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