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Not My Child – Parent’s Leaflet

Updated: 20/04/2020 2.02 MB

This video contains potentially triggering depictions of sexual abuse and trafficking.

...”Most of the time it feels like I’m the only person breing tricked, and been through this kind of stuff.”

If you feel like you’re losing control, talk to someone you trust.

Contact ChildLine on 0800 1111 or at Talk to ChildLineThis video was developed with young people as part of the NSPCC’s Protect and Respect service, in consultation with CEOP and University College London.

Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family. We offer guidance and training to professionals on how child sexual exploitation affects the whole family.

Pace recognises and celebrates the lifelong commitment parents have for their child. We understand the lengths to which they will go to keep their child from harm.

Pace is therefore is a unique resource that helps parents across the UK understand what is happening to their child and how parents are the prime agents in helping their child exit exploitative relationships. It does this by offering:

  • One-to-one telephone advice and support to parents
  • Facilitating meetings with similarly-affected parents for peer support
  • Advising how to establish rights as parents and work in partnership with statutory agents such as police and social workers
  • Advice and support when pursuing disruption and prosecution of the perpetrators of child sexual exploitation
  • Befriending scheme

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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.

  • going missing for periods of time or regularly returning home late
  • regularly missing school or not taking part in education
  • appearing with unexplained gifts or new possessions
  • associating with other young people involved in exploitation
  • having older boyfriends or girlfriends
  • suffering from sexually transmitted infections
  • mood swings or changes in emotional wellbeing
  • drug and alcohol misuse
  • displaying inappropriate sexualised behaviour.