Child sexual exploitation can be hard to identify and a change in behaviour in a young person may often seem like normal teenage behaviour. But for some, these could be the signs of something far more serious.

It’s not always easy to know what young people are up to and abusers can be very clever in their manipulations.

A young person may feel they are in a loving relationship, while perpetrators will often seek to break the bond between the child and their family.

 

However being aware of the WARNING SIGNS and acting on them early can prevent abuse happening or escalating.

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If you have concerns about a child you know, who is at risk of being sexually exploited:

Call Wolverhampton's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on: 01902 555392

Talk in confidence to Barnardo's on 0121 359 5333

You can also report your concern to West Midlands Police by calling 101.

Always call 999 in an emergency. Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired people can use textphone 18001 101.

You can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Pace – (Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation) – offer support for parents. For help and advice call: 0113 240 5226

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