Child exploitation is the term used to describe the use of children and young people under the age of 18 for someone else’s advantage, gratification or profit which results in unjust, cruel and harmful treatment of that child or young person that is damaging to their physical or mental health, education, moral or social-emotional development.
Below you will find useful information and places to get help, you can also use the School Worry Wall if you would like to report a concern to us or are worried about anything that may be happening to you.
The Childrens Society North East
The Childrens Society North East work to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people in the North East through the SCARPA & Warm and Informed Projects
Providing help young people to exit situations of exploitation, reduce risky behaviour and stop them from going missing by keeping in contact with at least once a week (or more if needed). They provide help to support young people access support services and maintain relationships with other service providers.
Warm and Informed
Helping young people who struggle to make ends meet by offering financial education and one-to-one support to help young people aged 16 and over to move towards independence. Improving the employability of those aged 15 and above, and offering safety awareness sessions for young people aged 10 and over.
Gateshead Safeguarding Children Board
Working to ensure every child should grow up feeling safe in a loving, secure environment, free from abuse, neglect and crime, enabling them to enjoy happy, healthy childhoods in which they can fulfil their social and educational potential.