Child sexual exploitation

The More You Know, The More You See

Sexual exploitation of children is child abuse and is completely unacceptable; the only effective way to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) is via effective multi-agency and partnership working.

Sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative relationships, violence, coercion and intimidation. These are characterised in the main by the child or young person’s limited availability of choice resulting from their socio-economic and/or emotional vulnerability.

Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation remains one of the most important challenges for the Safeguarding Children's Boards of Lancashire.

For more information in relation to child sexual exploitation, please click here.

Local Community Safety Partnerships

For more information on the local initiatives in your area, please visit your local Community Safety Partnership by clicking on the links below.

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Lancashire CSE Teams

Lancashire Constabulary

For help in Blackpool and Fylde; Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre please contact:

Operation Awaken
T: 01253 477261
For help in Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire please contact:
Operation Deter
T: 01772 209122
For help in Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Ribble Valley, Pendle and Rossendale please contact:
Operation Engage
T: 01254 353525

Spot the signs

Learn how to spot the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation by visiting the Lancashire Constabulary website to read the experiences of a:

More Information

For more information please visit one of these external websites.

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