Child sexual exploitation

Protecting children from harm is one of the most important things councils do, but we can’t stamp out child sexual exploitation without the help of the wider community.

Raising awareness of this type of abuse is essential to preventing it and stopping it early when it does happen.

'Spot the signs...say something' is an awareness-raising campaign that has been launched across the county aimed at young people aged 10 to 15 years, together with parents, carers, professionals in the taxi, leisure, hotel industries, and the wider community.

Run by Crimestoppers, South Yorkshire Police, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield councils, the National Working Group and Crime Prosecution Service, the campaign highlights that we all have a part to play in spotting the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE), and in taking action.

Look out for campaign posters and displays like these at transport hubs, shopping centres, on social media and partner websites. Follow the campaign on Twitter using #spotthesigns and #saysomething.  Check out the safeguarding children in Barnsley page for more information about child sexual exploitation.