Child Exploitation – Information for Parents

Tackling child exploitation is a top priority for the Wirral Safeguarding Children Partnership.

A number of high profile cases have highlighted the need for vigilance from all of us, and not just those in statutory safeguarding services. We all need to be more aware of the signs of child exploitation (CE) and identify children and young people who are at risk.

Awareness Raising Information for Child Exploitation

Who to Contact

If you have concerns about Child Sexual Exploitation you can contact the police or children’s services email [email protected] (0151 606 2008 or 0151 677 6557 out of hours) for advice. Merseyside police can be contacted on 101. In an emergency always dial 999.

Resources for parents and carers

Barnardo’s have published a spotting the signs leaflet for parents which can be downloaded below:

Spot the signs parents PDF

Catch22, who are commissioned to deliver the CE and Missing service in Wirral have also published guidance for parents and carers:


Details of Catch22’s service can be found on their website here:
Pan Merseyside Child Exploitation Service – Catch22 (

Below are leaflets for parents published by the National Working group for CE:

A Parent’s Guide to Coping with CSE


NWG Online Onguard Leaflet for Parents


Access to Free e-Learning

Ivison Trust (formerly PACE – Parents Against Sexual Exploitation), is a charity who primarily work with parents whose children are victims of, or at risk of being sexually exploited. Ivison Trust also provides information, support and training for professionals. Ivison Trust have developed a free to access e-learning module about Child Sexual Exploitation which is useful for parents, professionals and members of the wider community to understand Child Sexual Exploitation and become more aware of the signs. The Keep Them Safe e-learning and further information from Ivison Trust can be accessed by following the link below:



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