Sexual exploitation and child trafficking

Trafficked children are at increased risk of significant harm because they are largely invisible to the professionals and volunteers who would be in a position to assist them. The adults who traffic them take trouble to ensure that the children do not come to the attention of the authorities, or disappear from contact with statutory services soon after arrival in the UK, or in a new area within the UK.

This guidance is supplementary to, and should be used in conjunction with, the latest edition of the London Safeguarding Children Board's London Child Protection Procedures.

New statutory guidance on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) was issued on 16 February 2017.

To download the guidance please see here:

Statutory guidance on CSE (February 2017)

A new version of the Pan London CSE operating protocol was issued on 14 June 2017

Information on Sexual exploitation and child trafficking