New service for young people to report sexual exploitation

Posted on: 5th July 2015

New service for young people to report sexual exploitation went live on 1 July.

The service

The charity Missing People is working in partnership with the NWG Network Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation to provide an awareness campaign and national Freephone reporting service, funded by the Department for Education (DfE). The service will go live on 1 July 2015.

The service will offer a complimentary and unique additional service, through an anonymous reporting mechanism for young people alongside balancing support and safeguarding them. The helpline will also look to signpost and/or refer young people to relevant local services.

Missing People will send disclosed information about child sexual exploitation to relevant statutory agencies and will expect an appropriate local safeguarding response. The charity will also help the person reporting to be safe, and access support where needed.

Workers can share the Say Something helpline with young people who aren’t able to be fully open about what is happening, so they can report their worries anonymously.

Missing People also operates the Runaway Helpline and has 20 years’ experience supporting missing and exploited young people and their families.

‘Say Something’ helpline: