Safeguarding Children and Protecting Vulnerable People
If You See Something, Then Say Something
In 2014 Professor Alexis Jay published a report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. The report found that 1400 children were subject to organised sexual exploitation over a period of sixteen years. Since its publication we have seen reports emerge in Manchester, Birmingham and Oxford highlighting the growing scale of this national issue.
As Nottingham's Licensing Authority we have a duty to protect the public. We have the tools and powers necessary to disrupt this form of criminal activity in order to protect the most vulnerable. However we recognise we cannot do this alone and we need your help as licence holders and citizens to act proactively and identify those who commit these abhorrent crimes.
We have a simple message: "If you see something, then say something". If you are a licensed business or the driver of a licensed vehicle and you are concerned about an individual's welfare then act on your concerns and report it. If you are a citizen and are suspicious about the practices of a local business then act on your concerns and report it
The guidance below aims to promote good safeguarding practice for local businesses. The guidance will help you as a licence holder to understand the issue of child sexual exploitation and help you identify and report a vulnerable person to the right agency. By following the guidance below you can help us protect those most vulnerable in our society and hold those to account who commit these appalling crimes.
Reporting Vulnerable Persons at Risk
Anyone with concerns about child sexual exploitation should contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or call police on 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.
The following guidance documents have been developed by the NWG Network and licence holders may wish to incorporate some of their principals into training and operational practice: