About Us


About Us

Child sexual exploitation is child abuse, and it’s happening across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.

Child abuse is a crime and all partners across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are working together to stamp it out - It is a priority for us all.

The police and local authorities in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are working together, with partners in the voluntary and private sector, to protect the most vulnerable in our communities

We’re committed to preventing the sexual exploitation of children, providing support to victims, targeting, disrupting and investigating suspected offenders to gather evidence against them, put them before the courts and bring them to justice for their crimes.

We are investing in tackling CSE and it’s having a positive impact, safeguarding children and seeing an increasing number of prosecutions in the last few years.

Through the work of CSE Panels and the Child Exploitation Team, information is shared across all organisations involved in safeguarding, and there is joint work in place to identify those potentially at harm and to take actions.

Staffordshire Police also leads the multi-agency Child Exploitation Teams and a multi-agency prevention team to prevent and raise awareness of CSE. The Police recently launched Operation SafeNet, which sees a team of officers come together to use an internationally recognised system to gather intelligence and carry out arrests warrants across the county, in particular focusing on the online sexual exploitation of children.

However, preventing CSE is everyone’s responsibility – including parents, professionals, businesses and the wider community. You can help to prevent CSE by knowing the signs and knowing how to report it.

If you are concerned about your child for any of these reasons, then please report your concerns.

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