What to do if you suspect a child is being sexually exploited

Departmental advice on the national action plan for tackling child sexual exploitation.



This departmental advice is for:

  • local authorities
  • local safeguarding children boards
  • frontline practitioners in the statutory, voluntary and community sectors (VCS)

It outlines the actions they should take if they suspect that a child they are in contact with is being sexually exploited.

This step-by-step advice should be read in conjunction with the ‘Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation’ statutory guidance published in 2009.