Child exploitation

What you can do if you are affected by child exploitation

Child exploitation is where someone under 18 is tricked or forced into doing something, in return for things like attention, affection, money, drugs or alcohol.

It can also involve violence and intimidation, with threats of physical harm or humiliation.

PACE has advice and information on how to spot child exploitation.

You can also make a police report if you suspect a child is a victim of exploitation.

Victims of child exploitation, and anyone who is worried about a child or young person, can find help and support.

Contact the community safety team

If you have a question about what you can do if you are affected by child exploitation that is not answered on this page, you can email us for help: [email protected]