Report It


Child abuse is a crime

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

If you think you are a victim , do not be nervous to report anything or ask for help. When you for pick up the phone anonymously to report something that is happening to you, you will talk to someone who will listen to you and help you.

Often young people who are sexually exploited may not report the abuse because they think they are in a normal loving relationship. When this happens then it’s important that the people around them spot the abuse and do something about it.

You need to report signs of child sexual exploitation – it’s everyone’s responsibility.

How to report child sexual exploitation

If you think a child is in immediate risk of harm, call 999.

If you have any concerns that someone could be being exploited, you can:

Talk in confidence to specially trained people:
  • If the child lives in Staffordshire – Contact First Response on 0800 1313 126
  • If the child lives in Stoke-on-Trent – Contact the Safeguarding and Referral Team on 01782 235100

You can also:
  • Call the Police on 101
  • Call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000