Recognising the signs of child exploitation
- 10 Mar 2023
Every year, thousands of children in the UK are exploited. Child exploitation is a form of abuse where a child or young person is used for someone else’s gain.
We are working with partners and communities to raise awareness of child exploitation and make sure that professionals, parents and young people recognise the signs of exploitation and know what to do about it.
Come along to our events (listed below) to learn how to recognise the signs of exploitation, and what to do about it.
Anonymous surveys for parents and carers and for young people are also open to gain insight into their experiences and help to shape work in this area.
Follow Sutton Young Commissioners’ child exploitation awareness campaign on instagram to learn how to spot the signs of exploitation and what support is available for young people.
Together we can tackle child exploitation and keep our young people safe.
Wednesday 15 March
- Central Library from 3.30 to 5pm: get professional information and support in a safe space.
- McDonald’s on the High Street from 3.30 to 5pm: Community Safety, Health and Children’s professionals will be outside McDonald’s to raise awareness of child exploitation with young people.
Thursday 16 March
- Central Library from 4 to 5pm: get professional information and support in a safe space.
If you think that you or someone you know may be being exploited, please contact the Children's First Contact Service on 0208 770 6001 or via this form.