Say Something If You See Something

Help us to improve the chances of young people
being heard and to deter sexual predators
and trafficking through awareness of CSE

Say Something If You See Something is an ongoing national campaign to raise awareness of how the business and wider community can be misused for child exploitation and trafficking.

Children can be exploited anywhere and are at risk in public places, including those that are regulated by local councils, police and other agencies. By working in partnership with statutory services, voluntary agencies and people in the community, we aim to tackle child exploitation and trafficking so that our towns, cities, public facilities and places are safer for children and young people.

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business and everyone in the community has a part to play ~ as the protective ‘eyes and ears’ ~ to recognise and respond to signs of danger. ‘Say Something If You See Something’ is designed to help professionals to engage with the business and wider community, to develop safeguarding practice in a contextual and trauma informed way. We need everyone, everywhere, to recognise that sometimes, there’s something more to what they see or hear and to not make assumptions about a child’s behaviour. Exploited young people don’t always look, or act like victims and can be dismissed as a ‘typical teenager’. So, it’s vital that everyone in the community can spot the signs of child exploitation and trafficking and to do this, we need to work together.

About the Campaign

Say Something if you See Something focuses on how a range of trades, businesses and places in the community can be misused by criminals and perpetrators, to exploit and traffick children; it contains resources that are designed to assist professionals to promote safeguarding in the community in the following ways:

  • Making the business sector and wider community aware of the links between child exploitation and trafficking
  • Highlighting the potential for child exploitation to happen within specific settings
  • Providing safeguarding compliance and ‘due diligence’ materials for regulators and operators, to improve safeguarding practice and partnership work with the community
  • Raising awareness of everyone’s responsibilities to safeguard children and young people
  • Helping regulators, business operators and people in the community to recognise and respond to signs of Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking.

The following guidance is provided by the NWG, to help professionals engage with the business and wider community, to develop a contextual partnership approach in tackling child exploitation and trafficking at a local level. 

Learn more about supporting within the community

Spot the Signs Poster

A4 Poster - Print & Display

The poster below allows you print and display and show your support in helping us to raise awareness.

A4 Poster - Overprinting

The poster below includes an area at the bottom to overprint with your organisations logo / details.



SSIYSS Banner 120x90
Download 120 x 90

Download our Say Something If You See Something banners or button and display them prominently online to help raise awareness. Don’t forget to link to our ‘spot the signs‘, page so others can learn more about helping to stop the horrors of child sexual exploitation.


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