Last updated by Stephanie.Rosser@essex.gov.uk on Monday, November 23, 2020
Operation Henderson, a partnership initiative aiming to raise awareness of how to safeguard vulnerable young people on public transport launches a two-week digital campaign today.
Despite the country being in a second lockdown, we know young people are still using public transport to get to and from school each day. Traditionally the anonymity of a crowded station has made it harder to identify victims, but in lockdown the lack of passengers can make it easier for young people and their exploiters to move around unchecked. So if you are out and about for work or caring purposes look out for signs of exploitation, particularly around transport hubs.
Concerns about child exploitation can be reported to the Police on 1010 or anonymously via Crimestoppers. If there are concerns about suspicious activity in the train station grounds the British Transport Police text line number can also be used 61016.