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What are the signs?

Children and young people that are the victims of sexual exploitation often do not

recognise that they are being exploited. However, there are a number of telltale signs

that a child may be being groomed for sexual exploitation. These include: Children going missing for periods of time or regularly returning home late n regularly missing school or not taking part in education n appearing with unexplained gifts or new possessions n associating with other young people involved in exploitation n having older boyfriends or girlfriends n suffering from sexually transmitted infections in mood swings or changes in emotional wellbeing and drug and alcohol misuse in displaying inappropriate sexualised behaviour.

Please refer to the Barnardos Spot the signs guidance below if you have any concerns.

 

Worried About A Child

IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT YOURSELF, OR A CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON PLEASE CONTACT:

Hampshire Children's Services: 0845 6035620 (24 hours) You do not need to know everything about the child or young person and what is happening before contacting us.

IN AN EMERGENCY CONTACT THE POLICE BY DIALLING 999

For further information on all services for children, young people and their families in Hampshire please see the Family Information Directory: www3.hants.gov.uk/familyinformationdirectory

LOCAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT COUNTY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

 

Enquiries to: Enquiries to:

 

The Area Education Office                                                   Director of Education

Havant Education Office                                                      Hampshire County Council

River Way                                                                             The Castle

Havant                                                                                  Winchester

Hants                                                                                    Hants

PO7 7EL                                                                                SO23 8JH

 

Telephone: 02392 498200                                                    Telephone: 01962 841841

 

COUNTY ADMISSIONS TEAM

 

Enquiries to:

 

Children's Services Department

The Castle

Winchester

Hants

SO23 8UG

 

Telephone: 0845 603 5623

Email: admissions.team@hants.gov.uk

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