Child Exploitation

Children and young people have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of abuse. It’s everyone’s responsibility to spot the signs of child exploitation and protect children and young people in Warwickshire.
What to look out for:
  • receiving unexplained and expensive gifts or money
  • having no money but in possession of cigarettes, alcohol and other expensive items (could be a sign of running up debt)
  • having new and significantly older friends 
  • being picked up from school by strangers
  • substance use (drugs / alcohol)
  • changes in mood
  • showing signs of self-harm
  • regularly going missing from school and home
  • staying out late
  • being secretive about where they are going
  • being secretive with their mobile phone, laptop, tablet or other electronic devices
  • lack of interest in activities and hobbies
If this sounds familiar or you think this may be happening to someone you know, please get help by calling 01926 414144 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday or report it to Warwickshire Police via their website or calling them on 101. 

If someone is in immediate danger, always call 999.