Parents

The following organizations specifically assist parents in the protection of their children against trafficking and exploitation. Helpful videos and books are also included. 

COALITION FOR THE REMOVAL OF PIMPING (CROP)

WHO THEY ARE

Founded in 1996 and driven by the experiences and needs of affected parents, CROP is the only UK organisation to specialise in working alongside the parents, carers and wider family of child sexual exploitation victims.

CROP’s substantial experience, specialist expertise and family-centred approach to tackling child sexual exploitation means that it can support, encourage and enable parents and families to be actively involved in responding to the devastating, complex and multiple issues that arise as a result of the sexual exploitation of their child.

Click here to visit CROP's website

CROP aims to:
  • enable parents to be active in safeguarding their children from sexual exploitation;
  • challenge and change public attitudes on child sexual exploitation and its impact on families;
  • work to change policy and practice in relation to child sexual exploitation; and
  • promote the bringing of perpetrators to justice.
WHAT THEY DO

CROP works with parents and carers so that they can become active agents in responding to the sexual exploitation of their children. The charity achieves this by:

  • assisting parents in their fight to free their children from perpetrators;
  • enabling parents to become equal partners with statutory and voluntary agencies;
  • alerting government and other agencies to the need for more effective legislation, as well as the implementation of existing, yet under-used legislation, to combat sexual exploitation by perpetrators operating in the UK;
  • enhancing public awareness and understanding of the complex and changing operation of perpetrators targeting children and young people in England and Wales, including their grooming processes, and trafficking within and between cities;
  • challenging inaccurate stereotyping of individuals (girls and women in particular) who are being or have been sexual exploited;
  • disrupting the activities of perpetrators and pursuing convictions;
  • encouraging parents to work collectively with other parents by offering mutual support and comfort.
WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR CHILD IS BEING GROOMED BY A TRAFFICKER:

The process of 'grooming' affects children and young people in different ways. It is not easy for parents to recognise the signs because many could be regarded as ‘normal’ teenage behaviour.

The following list of warning signs is not exhaustive but if you spot them it could indicate that your child is at risk of sexual exploitation.

1.     Emotional health.
2.     Physical health.
3.     Behaviour.
4.     Education.
5.     Identity and presentation.
6.     Family and social relationships.
7.     Possessions.


CHILD EXPLOITATION AND ONLINE PROTECTION CENTRE (CEOP)

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

But our approach is truly holistic. Walk through the CEOP Centre today and within any one team you will find police officers specialising in this area of criminality working with professionals from the wider child protection community and industry. You will find seconded staff from organisations such as the NSPCC, teams sponsored by the likes of VISA and SERCO and experts from government and corporations such as Microsoft offering specialist advice and guidance.

That approach is dedicated to building up intelligence that in turn drives the business, informs our operational deployments, steers our CEOP Academy programmes to law enforcement, child protection and educational sectors and drives our dedicated Thinkuknowprogramme for children and parents of all ages.

Introduction to the work of CEOP


What parents need to know:

What parents need to know - CEOP


What young people need to know:

What young people need to know:


Visit CEOP' s website here:  http://ceop.police.uk/


END CHILD PROSTITUTION, CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND THE TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN FOR SEXUAL PURPOSES (ECPAT)

ECPAT is a leading children’s rights organization campaigning against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK and internationally. In particular, we focus on the protection of trafficked children and children exploited in tourism and the prevention of such crimes.

ECPAT UK is the UK national representative of ECPAT International, a global network of children's rights organizations in over 70 countries.

Click HERE to visit their website and learn how you can help

ECPAT offer an online e-course: "In your hands - Safeguarding Child Victims of Trafficking."

ECPAT provides training throughout the UK and internationally on child protection in tourism and on the protection of child victims of trafficking. In particular, ECPAT UK operates a national training programme on safeguarding children to increase awareness and highlight the specific support needs of trafficked children.



HELPFUL BOOKS FOR PARENTS






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