Child sexual exploitation

In Bradford, safeguarding children is everybody's business. Safeguarding Children means protecting children from physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. It also means improving their life chances by supporting children to grow up to be confident, healthy and happy adults.

If you are concerned that a child is being harmed you must not keep these concerns to yourself. Contact the numbers below to ensure that you speak to a suitable person who can listen to and record your concerns and then take the appropriate action.

Telephone: 01274 433999 (practitioners) / 0800 953 0966 (members of the public) - Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5pm or Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

At all other times, Social Services Emergency Duty Team - 01274 431010.

If you have reason to believe that a child is at immediate risk of harm, contact the police on 999


For professionals

If there are concerns that a child may be at risk of sexual exploitation then a referral should be sent to Children’s Social Care Initial Contact Point.

West Yorkshire CSE Risk Assessment (Word document)

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Hub

Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity

  1. in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or
  2. for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator.

The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.

Telephone: 01274 435049



Turnaround (Bradford)

Child sexual exploitation/trafficking:

Prevention of and supporting recovery from episodes of exploitation and trafficking.

Support and advocacy for trafficking victims. Help with keeping safe, dealing with relationships and issues affecting individual lives.

Telephone: 01274 618421 / 01274 434222

Hand in Hand (Keighley)

Provides specialist support at a local level for those forgotten children who face the greatest danger and disadvantages in their daily lives; children who are unable to find the support they need anywhere else.

One to One support for young people involved in Child Sexual Exploitation or who are vulnerable to grooming. Training and Information Sessions offered to organisations on request.

All the services provided contribute to making young people safe and ensuring that there is an increase in knowledge and understanding regarding Child Sexual Exploitation and its impact on children and young people.

Telephone: 01535 606868



PACE works alongside parent, carers of children who are - or at risk of being - sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.

They offer guidance and training to professionals on how Child Sexual Exploitation affects the whole family.

PACE seek to enable parents and carers to safeguard and stop their children being sexually exploited. Provide evidence and specialist advice in order to demonstrate to partners that parents and carers have an essential safeguarding role.

PACE work with parents and partners to disrupt and bring perpetrators to justice. Influence national and local policy and practice to reflect the active safeguarding role of parents and the impact on families of child sexual exploitation. Sustain long term change by training partners in the active role of parents and carers safeguarding their children.

Telephone: For confidential help and advice, call 0113 240 5226