To help you raise awareness among your community about child sexual exploitation and how to spot the signs, we’ve compiled a range of free campaign materials that you can use to educate and inform people in your neighbourhood.  Some of these are aimed at parents and adults; others at children and young people themselves.

Resources include: 

  • Leaflets that you can print off and put through people’s letterboxes, or forward to them via email.

  • Online materials such as campaign websites, videos, GIFs and graphics that you can forward by email or share on social media sites such as your Neighbourhood Watch Facebook group or Twitter feed.

  • A Powerpoint presentation that you can use to run a public meeting to launch the campaign.

  • A template campaign action plan.  You don’t have to follow this to the letter, but it provides some ideas for how to use the toolkit materials as part of a multi-week awareness and prevention campaign.

  • A template cover letter, that you can use to introduce child sexual exploitation and this information pack/toolkit to your Neighbourhood Watch members, by email or as a Facebook post.

Printable resources


Online resources


For children and young people

  • is a website from the CEOP that aims to empower and protect young people from the harms of sexual abuse and exploitation through education.  There are sections for young people, parents, and teachers and children’s workers.
  • Barnardo’s has created a website called Real Love Rocks, described as an online space all about raising awareness around child sexual exploitation and what a healthy and safe relationship is.  It has sections for parents, professionals and young people themselves.

For adults

  • Barnardo’s has a range of training and consultancy services to support adults to understand sexual exploitation and respond appropriately.
  • Avon and Somerset Police has a page, ‘Child Sexual Exploitation’ on their domestic abuse campaign website.  View it here.
  • NSPCC has lots of online resources to help parents keep their kids safe on the internet.  The ‘Online safety’ section on their website contains advice about how to talk to children about staying safe online, exploring their online world together, managing their settings and controls, and agreeing rules for what’s ok and what’s not.
  • The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has a website for parents all about child sexual abuse; its section on child sexual exploitation is here.  They also have a website called 'StopItNow!' with a host of materials to raise awareness and prevent child sexual abuse.
  • PACE (Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation) is a charity founded by the parent of a young person who became a victim of sexual exploitation.  It offers help and support to affected parents so that they can respond effectively to their child’s situation. Their website is here.

For children and young people

  • CEOP has made an interactive film called First to a Million, which is aimed at 13 to 18-year-olds and follows a group of teens in their battle to reach a million views online by making increasingly outrageous films.  At each step the viewer gets to choose what the characters do next, teaching teens how easy it is to end up in a risky situation.
  • The NSPCC has made an animation about a girl taken in by her ‘boyfriend’ Jay.  Watch The Story of Jay here.

For adults

  • CEOP has produced four short films for parents about how to deal with your teenagers sharing nude selfies.
  • The Department for Education is currently running a campaign against child abuse with the strapline ‘If you think it, report it’; this site contains four interactive films about spotting the signs of child abuse.
GIFs and Graphics
  • The Department of Education has created two animated GIFs and five graphics to share on social media. Find these in the Downloads section below.
Smartphone apps

For children and young people

  • ChildLine has some advice about the topic of sexting at this link.
  • This page from NSPCC and O2 provides six key messages from six years of the NetAware project.
  • There are likely to be dedicated services in your local area that support children impacted by child sexual abuse.  Contact your local council to find out what services there are in your area.