Child Exploitation can come in different forms and often affects older children and young people.
- Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) – may involve in-Borough drug dealing, storing weapons or drugs for others, performing sexual acts on others under coercion, committing offences under coercion and county lines drug trafficking.
- Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) – may involve sexual exploitation through digital and social media, or through groups or gangs, older boyfriend or girlfriend or peers
If you consider a child or young person to be a risk a referral to the Single Point of Contact (SPoC) should be made.
In order to help you identify the level and area of risk use the Croydon Child Exploitation Screening Tool. Download and complete this form and include it in your referral to SPoC.
Croydon refer to the Pan London Exploitation Protocol as well as its own MACE & CAP process.
If the child of young person is not known to Children’s Social Care – a referral to the CLIP might be more appropriate.
‘See Us, Hear Us, Help Us’
A specially-commissioned film ‘See Us, Hear Us, Help Us’ featuring a local young person talking about her own experiences of sexual exploitation. The film commissioned by Croydon Council portrays the devastating impact that this issue has on people’s lives.
Contact by Freephone 116000, TXT 116000 or email email@example.com.
Download the Runaway Helpline poster or information for professionals.
Download the #SaySomething poster.