When it comes to preventing or stopping child sexual exploitation, the sooner you tell someone the better. Below is a list of people you can talk to, with advice on who best to contact in which situation.


During the pandemic

We are all spending more time online for learning, working and socialising. This means that we are all at increased risk of harms that can occur online. More information is available on how to keep yourself and your child safe in the digital environment.

Worried you or your friend is in immediate danger?

Don’t delay – call the police by dialling 999 or go straight to your local police station.

Want to report abuse?

Then visit www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre, click the yellow button and fill in the online report following the step by step guide.  

Need to talk to someone?

ChildLine is a free 24-hour helpline that offers advice and support to anyone up to the age of 19. You can call ChildLine for free on 0800 1111 and it won’t show up on the payer’s bill. Or, you can have a 1-2-1 chat with a ChildLine counsellor or send an email. To find out more, visit www.childline.org.uk.

If you’d prefer to talk to someone you know, remember you can also speak to an adult you trust such your mum or dad, a teacher, your doctor, a youth worker or social worker.

Want to find out more?

Check out www.thinkuknow.co.uk for loads of tips, ideas and advice on how to keep yourself safe online and offline – and what to do if you think you’re at risk.