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Child sexual exploitation

How to keep yourself safe?

To avoid situations that could put you at risk of child sexual exploitation you should consider the following:

• stick with friends of similar age to you - good friends won’t ask you to do things you’re uncomfortable with
• ask yourself ‘am I safe?’
• if someone offers you something for free, question what they want in return?
• listen to your body for signs you feel unsafe
• be careful what personal details you give out
• make sure you know where you are going and how to get home
• charge your phone and have credit
• make sure you tell someone you trust where you are going
• be aware drinking or taking drugs can make you vulnerable

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Some other useful organisations

These organisations can help you understand and deal with situations involving child sexual exploitation. You can call anonymously and you don’t have to give your name.

• Police – call 999 if you or a friend is in immediate danger call the police 999
• Childline - visit or call 0800 1111
• National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - visit or call 0808 800 5000
• Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) - visit or call 0870 000 3344
• Say something – visit call 116000 or text for free