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Child Exploitation and Missing Children

To find out more about the Missing & Exploitation Team at Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC), please see below. 

To view support organisation Child Exploitation and Missing Children 

Updated - December 2020

What is Child Exploitation and Missing Children?

Child Exploitation is where an individual or group take advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual or criminal activity

A missing child is an individual under the age of 18 whose whereabouts is not known and cannot be confirmed until they are located.

Who should offer help?

Anyone can ask for help and everyone has a responsibility to safeguard children. Anyone can report a child missing from where the child should be if the child’s location cannot be established. Anyone can also ask for help if they think a child is being exploited. Referrals to Children Services can be made through Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPoA) who will contact the Missing and Exploitation Team who have specific knowledge of services that are available in the local area to support children and their families.

Who to contact?

Telephone - 0118 9373641- Children's Single Point of Access

E-mail cspoa@brighterfuturesforchildren.org 

To refer a child / young person go to Brighter Futures for Children ~ Concerned about a child