Each year in England thousands of children and young people are raped or sexually abused. This includes children who have been abducted and trafficked, or beaten, threatened or bribed into having sex.
Do you know what child sexual exploitation is, which children are affected, the signs of grooming, how to prevent abuse, who is sexually exploiting children, what to do if you suspect a child is being sexually exploited, what health professionals can do and how common child sexual exploitation is?
If you have any concerns then please contact the surgery and ask to speak to a GP or other health care professional. Your safety is our primary concern and we are here to help you.
What to do if you are worried about a child (in Tameside)
If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown below.
Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.
If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.
If the child is not in immediate danger contact:
Public Service Hub
- Monday to Friday during office hours – 0161 342 4101
- Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
- GM Procedures Manual
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Calling all sports coaches and volunteers in Tameside Wednesday 21st June 2017. Coaches, parents and volunteers are invited to a free training event to help protect the welfare of children playing sport.
Learn more about how to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation from the NWG Network.
The NWG is a charitable organisation formed as a UK network of over 13 000 practitioners who disseminate our information down through their services, to professionals working on the issue of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking within the UK. Our network covers voluntary and statutory services and private companies working in this field. We offer support, advice and raise the profile, provide updates, training, share national developments, influence the development of national and local policy informed by practice. We have developed our youth advisory board to enable young peoples’ voices to be heard through the work that we do.
The Child Online and Online Exploitation Centre www.ceop.police.uk
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is the national law enforcement agency committed to tackling the sexual abuse of children – in both the online and offline environments – with the principal aim of identifying, locating and safeguarding children and young people from harm.
The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. Text CHILDHOOD to 70044 to donate £4. www.nspcc.org.uk
Barnardo’s safer futures works with young people up to 18 years, who are being sexually exploited or controlled. The project helps them to keep safe and to take control over their lives. Its remit include Tameside. Tel: 0800 1659295 (Free Helpline).
Phoenix Tameside – Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation in conjunction with Tameside Safeguarding Children Board
Profile of Syed Ali – the maker of the film
Over the last 15 years I have worked in the voluntary public and private sector. Using my skills in Media communication and production, I have created films, theatre productions and training programmes for professionals and the wider public sometimes breaking down complex or taboo subjects. I have developed engaging pathways for BAME communities and professionals to engage and interact in meaningful ways. I am passionate about implementing change that empowers individuals and organisations that are concerned with addressing a social good. I enjoy managing and developing projects and programmes that impact peoples lives in a positive and meaningful way.