31 Jul New Essex hotline launched to tackle child sexual exploitation
Essex Police launched a new hotline for anyone with concerns about child sexual exploitation and concerns about young people being exploited.
The hotline number is 01245 452058. It is open Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm and you can leave a voicemail outside of these hours. You can speak to us directly about your concerns and we’ll be on hand to offer advice and take reports that help us investigate crimes. In an emergency, always dial 999.
Keeping children and young people safe is a priority for us and we need your help to investigate child sexual exploitation and the exploitation of children forced into criminal activity.
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is when a young person is manipulated, forced or deceived into sexual activity by a group or person for financial gain or to build status or control. It can happen to any young person from any background and can have a devastating impact on victims and their families.