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Operation Makesafe

‘Operation Makesafe’ is an initiative to highlight the responsibilities of the community to report any concerns of CSE. Operation Makesafe will seek to raise awareness within the hospitality, transport and licensed premises trades around the possible warning signs to look out for when coming into contact with young people they believe may be at risk of sexual exploitation.

The aim is to educate employees at hotels, serviced apartments, bars and pubs, and taxi drivers are being targeted in order to raise their awareness of the warning signs and what information to give when they call police.

Detective Inspector Anna Rice of the force’s Public Protection Unit said:

"We all have a role to play in keeping children and young people safe from sexual exploitation. We are working with businesses to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation. We hope that by working together we can identify, protect and safeguard those who may be at risk"

Operation Makesafe hopes to raise awareness amongst the City of London community in order to assist the police in dealing with this terrible crime and the safeguarding of children. Please do not hesitate to call police if you have any concerns.

The Metropolitan Police Service and City of London Police held an Operation Makesafe Presentation on Friday 15th of May 2015 at the Guildhall. Local hoteliers and licensed holders were invited to attend the training, with the intention of educating those working in these industries on how to identify warning signs, raise concerns. What action to take if it is suspected a child is at risk was also covered.

If you missed this training and represent a hotel, serviced apartment, pub, bar, or off-licence, and would like to receive this training, please email or call 020 7601 2940.

Please use the attached documents below appropriate to your employment to disseminate to your staff members and to place in staff areas.

Hotel leaflet

Pubs leaflet

Taxis leaflet