Are you Worried About your Child being Criminally Exploited? – Advice and Resources from MSCB31-Jul-2018
Do you think a child you know may be involved in selling drugs or other types of criminal activity?
Have you seen a change in behaviour recently and don’t understand why?
It important to know that you are not alone and you are not to blame.
There are many parents and carers in similar situations and there are things you can do to help protect your child.
The Medway Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) is providing resources and guidance for understanding the signs of criminal exploitation and advice on how you can help.
The guidance was produced by The Children's Society, a national charity that works with the country's most vulnerable children and young people in various areas of support; from providing access to mental health support and supporting young carers, through to ending child poverty and preventing child exploitation.
There are other signs that someone may be being trafficked and criminally exploited and you can get help in many different ways:
- If your child wants to talk to someone they can call ChildLine: 0800 1111
- They can also call Get Connected: 0808 808 4994 (text 80849).
- If you have concerns about your child which are not immediate, please contact your Local Children’s Services Safeguarding team or the NSPCC’s helpline on 0808 800 5000
- If you are concerned about your child’s immediate safety call the police on 999