We all have a responsibility to protect children from child sexual exploitation, including local businesses.
Advice on how to:
Abusers often make use of certain businesses and premises when carrying out child sexual exploitation. For example, they:
If your business operates under a licence, your licence is at risk if you do not take action to protect children. The law states that premises licence holders and supervisors have to make sure that children are protected from physical, psychological and moral harm at their premises.
Premises allowing in under-18s also need to have systems in place to safeguard children and young people. You must prove that you have used ‘due diligence’ to manage the risk of exploitation in your venue.
Please, do what you can to spread awareness of this issue and show your support for our campaign. Put off potential abusers from frequenting your business by displaying our posters and demonstrating that your business is committed to supporting our work to eradicate child sexual exploitation.