Operation Makesafe has been developed in partnership with our local communities to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation in the business community, such as hotel groups, taxi companies and licensed premises. 

Our aims

The purpose of the campaign is to help business owners and their employees identify potential victims of child sexual exploitation and, where necessary, alert police officers to intervene before any young person comes to harm.

What’s involved

Businesses such as hotels, licensed premises and taxi companies are being provided with awareness training to help them recognise the signs of child sexual exploitation. They are asked to call 101, quoting ‘Operation Makesafe’, if they suspect suspicious behaviour or activity on their premises or in their vehicles.

These businesses are also being provided with campaign leaflets (see downloads below) to raise awareness among their customers and staff.