Could you spot the signs of child exploitation?

To spot the signs of child abuse or neglect look out for changes in these characteristics.

  • Appearance: such as unusual injuries or consistently poor hygiene.
  • Behaviour: such as being withdrawn, overly anxious, disruptive or self-harming or any other sudden changes in behaviour.
  • Communication:such as talking aggressively, using sexual language or becoming secretive.


What to do if you suspect

You have a number of options when it comes to reporting abuse anonymously. You can talk to: 

What happens when you report

Your local council is there to help resolve your worries by following these four simple steps;

  • Listening to your concerns.
  • Gathering information.
  • Assessing the whole picture.
  • Deciding what action to take.


We all have a role to play.