Child sexual abuse and exploitation affects every area of the country in many forms. Since the events in Rochdale in 2012, Greater Manchester has worked hard to raise awareness of CSE across organisations to train practitioners, put the right systems and support in place to ensure that more offenders are caught, children are safeguarded and people from all walks of life better understand how to recognise, prevent and deal with abuse. Everyone should stay alert to the signs that young people in any area can be exploited. We encourage those with even the smallest piece of information or concern to share it with police or their local child sexual exploitation team.
If anyone has been affected by the issues raised in the BBC drama or has any information to share, they should contact 0300 303 8885 or our Get Help page.