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Spot the signs

Sexual exploitation affects thousands of children and young people every year. By knowing the tell-tale signs, we can all play an important role in reducing that number.

Look out for:

  • unexplained gifts
  • changes in mood
  • going missing
  • staying out late
  • being secretive about where they are going
  • lack of interest in activities and hobbies
  • missing school.

This short video also explains some of the practical steps you can take to protect the children in your life:

Download the leaflets

Barnardo’s has published a set of tailored advice leaflets for parents, and young people across the UK. You can download them below.

Children and young people

Parent/carers