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Sexual exploitation of children

Operation Willow

Kent Police, Medway Council, Kent County Council and health services have come through to form a combined team to tackles sexual exploitation of children. 

The Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Team was launched alongside Operation Willow, a campaign to raise awareness about child sexual exploitation.

Operation Willow is a partnership to respond to concerns and promote awareness by working closely with schools, GPs, taxi firms, hotels and pubs. 

Members of the public can report suspected child sexual exploitation by calling 101 and quoting "Operation Willow" or calling the Say Something Helpline anonymously on 116 000.

Parents affected by child exploitation

The Cry of the Brave and Broken Hearted Parent publication produced working in association with Parents Affected by Child Exploitation (Pace).

This publication tells the truth of the pain and anguish of parents who have had their children stolen from them, whilst and despite being within their loving care by sexual predators outside of their families or knowledge.

Child exploitation and grooming is a problem that’s not being addressed effectively or quickly enough.