Safeguarding children and protecting them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
In Stoke-on-Trent the Safeguarding Children's Board have developed a website to help children, young people, parents, carers, concerned adults and professionals to access advice and support to prevent abuse and protect our children.
If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger telephone 999
Safeguarding Referral Team 01782 235100 (Office hours)
Emergency Duty Team 01782 234234 (outside office hours 1700 to 0830)
Know about CSE
Child Sexual Exploitation wrecks lives, but it’s not an easy thing to spot – unless you know what to look for. Victims of abuse are unlikely to tell anyone that they are being abused. They may think they are in a loving relationship, or that they have no choice.That’s why it’s vital to be able to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.CSE is a hidden crime that can happen to anyone under the age of 18: male or female; straight, gay or bisexual; disadvantaged or privileged and whatever their culture and religion. Offenders can be women and children, as well as adult males from any ethnic background.
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have created a brand new website for young people, parents and professionals to help spot the signs of CSE. For more information please see: www.knowaboutcse.co.uk
Report Online Abuse: CEOP
The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
Need immediate help?
Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so call 999 or contact your local police here.
When should I report to CEOP?
We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below.
Remember if you need immediate help call 999