Pan-London Child Exploitation Protocol 2021


The Pan-London Child Exploitation Protocol is police-led but equally owned by the Metropolitan Police Service, Local Authorities and Children’s Services and Health. This document is designed to complement and not replace the London Child Protection Procedures ( and other statutory guidance. It outlines how, through our partnerships, we assess, challenge and provide an enhanced, effective service to reduce the harm and threats posed to children from exploitation and target offenders to prevent and disrupt criminality.

Tackling child exploitation is a complex task that requires a proactive, multi-agency, holistic approach. Understanding exploitation drivers, themes, risks and venues of concern will provide key prevention opportunities to stop children becoming victims of exploitation. The management, disruption and prosecution of perpetrators is a key success driver in tackling exploitation.

To view the protocol please click here.

To view the briefing presentation that is being given to police staff, please click here.

The Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme is supporting the development of easily digestible materials for practitioners to assist in embedding the practice promoted by the protocol. Webinars and other awareness raising activities are planned to support the roll-out.

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