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Sexual Exploitation can happen to any child, anywhere.

Missing children

Children and young people go missing for a variety of reasons. There may have been a misunderstanding about what time they were due to be back or they may have been the victim of a serious crime. A frequent indicator of child sexual exploitation is a child going missing.

If your child is missing you must report them as missing to the police.

When you call the police (on 101 or 999) tell them you are calling to report a child missing. The call handler will then ask for your location and the length of time your child has been missing.

Missing People charity also offer a free, 24-hour, anonymous phone and SMS helpline, 116 000, enabling young people to disclose information and seek support.

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