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Sometimes it’s hard for us to see when we are not being treated right and this is when family, friends, neighbours and communities are so important.

Sexual exploitation can involve people of a similar age as well as adults. It could involve your son, daughter, sister, brother, cousin, friend or customer. It’s not always easy to spot the signs but it’s up to all of us to look out for them.

It is not OK for someone to expect you or your friends to do things you don’t want to.

Listen to your instinct; if it doesn’t feel right – tell someone.


You can also get help from the Emerald Team, your, local Specialist Team, which is made up of specialists from children’s social care and the police. They can give you lots of help and advice if you’re worried about yourself or someone else. Call the Emerald Team on 01225 716871 or call ChildLine on 0800 1111. If it is an emergency call 999.

Be aware, Stay alert, Keep Safe!