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Child Sexual Exploitation

For parents, carers, young people and professionals.

It's Not Okay

The ‘It’s not okay’ website and campaign is a unique collaboration of public and third sector partners throughout Greater Manchester. We aspire to be national leaders in the approach we’re taking to protect young people and prosecute offenders. 

Our aims are to:

  • Raise awareness of child sexual exploitation
  • Help people recognise the signs
  • Encourage people to report it
  • Provide support to victims and those most at risk

Get Help

  • Think you or a friend might have been sexually exploited?
  • Want some advice or someone to talk to?
  • Worried about your child or a young person in your care?

It’s okay to speak to someone. Exploitation is never your fault, even if you went along with things at first. Abusers are very clever in the way they manipulate young people.

Speak to a local specialist team

Local child sexual exploitation teams made up of specialists from the police, NHS, and social care can give you lots of help and advice if you’re worried about yourself or someone else. They can also provide information and support to parents or local businesses.

Contact details for each area below
Area Email Telephone
Bolton 0161 856 9644
Bury 0161 856 8002
Manchester 0161 856 6020
Oldham 0161 856 4552
Rochdale 0161 856 1734
Salford 0161 856 6020
Stockport 0161 856 3188
Tameside 0161 856 5880
Trafford 0161 856 7782
Wigan 0161 856 1980

For more information please see website:​

Think U Know

Has a great website to support children, young people, parents or professionals in regards to CSE and internet safety. The website is designed to suite the users needs, it has lots of support and advice. Have a look by clicking the link below.


Internet Safety - Think you know


Find the latest information about the websites you like to visit. will provide you with information on:

  • all the latest applications
  • how to have fun whilst staying in control
  • how to report anything you are not comfortable with
  • Address:
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
  • 33 Vauxhall Bridge Road
  • London
  • SW1V 2WG

TSCB Webpage

Tameside Safeguarding Children's Board have a website to support parents and professionals  and also offer different safeguarding training. For more information on TSCB Child Sexual Exploitation, please click here.


Our work with CSE  

Barnardo’s is the largest provider of child sexual exploitation (CSE) support in the UK. We have worked with sexually exploited children and young people for more than 20 years, and have specialist services in over 40 locations.

Our vision is that no child should be affected by sexual exploitation, but more children than ever before need us. In 2014–15, we worked directly with 3,200 exploited or at-risk children in the UK. But the true number of victims is likely to be much higher – as the pain of their ordeal and fear that they will not be believed means they are too often scared to come forward, and they might not recognise themselves as a victim.

Our services help to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation locally, working with schools to deliver preventative education programmes, as well as training professionals and members of community organisations so that they understand the signs to look out for.

We also work to ensure young victims are appropriately supported in the criminal justice system - underpinning our direct work is a sustained campaign effort to create legislative change that will help bring abusers to justice, and improve policy to ensure that children are better protected.

Children at risk of sexual exploitation are some of the most vulnerable in society. Many have experienced abandonment or suffered from physical and mental abuse. These children need help but don’t know where to look.

Help us be there for them and stop CSE.
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Organisations that can help:


Barnardo’s provides a range of services to children, young people and families across the UK. Services address problems including sexual exploitation, substance misuse and homelessness,

Find our regional services


Free, confidential 24-hour helpline that offers support for any kind of problem.

Tel: 0800 11 11


Child protection helpline gives information, advice and counselling to anyone worried about a child.

Tel: 0808 800 5000


The Children's Society

Preventing children and young people from being exposed to child sexual exploitation (CSE) and providing support to those who have been directly affected has been at the heart of our work for over 20 years. 

Our services provide confidential and independent support and advice for all children and young people who are either at risk of, or actually experiencing sexual exploitation.

In addition to our direct work with the children and young people affected, our policy team works to lobby and influence decision makers and parliament to ensure that children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation are identified as early as possible and given the support they need to move on with their life.
For more information please visit the CSE webpage here:

NWG Network

Our principal aim is to offer support and advice to those working with children and young people under eighteen who are affected by abuse through sexual exploitation. The Charity’s object is to tackle child exploitation, in particular but not exclusively, by promoting, enabling, supporting and developing the protection of children and young people who are affected by sexual exploitation. 

For those who do not know our Network, welcome! We are warm and approachable, we are open, and we are willing to share our journeys. The website will give you the opportunity to get to know us and our work and attending any of our events will allow us to get to know you personally.

Its challenging work and we have learnt that networking professionals together is one of the answers to enable us all to improve our responses, what does and doesn’t work well and to access support in difficult times. Remember this is your network and the more you add to it the more you all increase the value of the support all our members get. Our principal objective is to offer support and advice to those working with children and young people under eighteen who are affected by abuse through sexual exploitation.

Our websites offer a source of information to practitioners and the public. and
Contact: Cheryl Stevens (Network Lead) Sophie May (Network Assistant)
Telephone: 01332 585371

Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace)

Pace is a national charity based in Leeds that works alongside parents and other family carers of children who are, or at risk of being, sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.  We offer guidance and training to professionals on how child sexual exploitation affects the whole family.  Set up in 1996, Pace has 21 years’ experience of working alongside affected parents, and promoting the need for parents to be an integral part of the response to combating child sexual exploitation as valued active partners with long term knowledge of their child.  We have supported over 1,000 families nationally, given training to 34,000 professionals around the country, contributed to policies on tackling child sexual exploitation, undertaken research, and produced publications based on our learning and work with CSE affected families. 
For further information about Pace, visit our website:

Parent Helpline 0113 240 5226


The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and Brook have developed a child sexual exploitation (CSE) proforma, Spotting the Signs, to help health professionals across the UK identify young people attending sexual health services who may be at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation.
Please visit the website for more information:

Safe & Sound

We provide specialist one-to-one support for young victims and those at risk of child sexual exploitation within Derby and Derbyshire. An Independent Sexual Violence Adviser service that provides specialist support for young victims of child sexual exploitation who are going through the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Preventative education and awareness raising in schools and other settings, nationally. Multi-agency support in partnership with statutory and voluntary bodies such as the police and social services to support young people and bring justice to perpetrators. Nationwide training and consultancy for practitioners working with children, vulnerable young people and families through our training arm justWhistle. Knowledge and expertise to inform local and national policy to tackle child sexual exploitation.

If you would like to find out more about what we do and how you can help, please get in touch by calling us on the number below or filling in the contact form.  Please click on the website to make a report if you suspect  someone is behaving inappropriately towards a child online.

  • Telephone: 01332 362120
  • Visit:

National Crime Agency

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors
Please visit website for more information:

Face Up 2 It


This website was developed by them to help other young people who are vulnerable or taking risks. We hope this website will let them know about the dangers out there and give information on how to keep safe.



Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe. They believe that protecting all children from harm is key. They work to prevent the abuse and exploitation of children and any kind of bullying including emotional, physical and cyber. Kidscape works to provide individuals and communities with practical skills to keep themselves safe and reduce the likelihood of future harm.

Kidscape believes that all children should be able to grow up in a world free from bullying and abuse, and that adults should keep children safe and help them to reach their full potential.

Kidscape works with children and young people under the age of 16, their parents/carers and those who work with them.

Kidscape offers a helpline (08451 205 204) for parents of bullied children, training, resources and publications on;

- Bullying and child safety - Workshops for badly bullied children - Training for teachers and children

Open: All Year Round, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm

Helpline Opening Times: Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm

Referral Details: Self Referral Via Telephone

Access and Facilities: No Disabled Access

Cost: None

Age Range: 5-16 years

2 Grosvenor Gardens

For more information Telephone: 020 7730 3300 Fax: 020 7730 7081 Visit: Email: