Help stop child sexual exploitation

Southwark council and its partners are committed to tackling and preventing the sexual exploitation of children and young people. Download Southwark's CSE strategy here.

Report concerns

We now have an inbox which is monitored during working hours – This is for any soft intelligence / information which professionals or members of the public may have about child sexual and criminal exploitation, for example concerns about a particular location or business.  There is an automatic response giving advice about more immediate concerns, but all information will be received and acted on as appropriate.

Southwark council has launched a campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) amongst young people aged 14 to 16.

CSE thumbnailThe aim of the campaign is to increase understanding of what CSE is, how to recognise the signs and how to get help if a young person believes they or their friends are being sexually exploited.

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is when a child under the age of 18 is manipulated into having sex or engaging in sexual activities, usually in return for something such as money, drugs, somewhere to stay, gifts or favours.

It is a form of abuse and it is a crime.

Help us to promote the campaign

A series of posters and a leaflet have been designed which you can download here and help us to raise awareness of CSE, by simply printing them out and displaying them in a prominent position around your premises.

How do I find out more?

if you are a parent/carer, our Learn the Signs page will advise you on how to recognise a child who may be being abused and what to do if they are.

If you are a child or young person under the age of 18, our #nopressure page will tell you more about CSE and how to get help.

Learn the signs

Protect your child from sexual exploitation


Sexual exploitation – what do you know?