Neglect, abuse and isolation can sometimes make home so unbearable that the only solution is to run away.

When they're away, children are potential victims of child sexual exploitation. Running away also can lead children to begging or stealing in order to survive. 

We meet these children at their point of greatest need. Through exploring and understanding why they have run away, we help them find solutions to the problems they face.

We provide essential drop-in services, advice and counselling, and we campaign for the government and local authorities to provide essential services for children.

Our child sexual exploitation services in London

We provide support for children and young people experiencing or at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE)

The US service, London

We support young people with a learning disability at risk of sexual exploitation

CheckPoint Torbay

CheckPoint Torbay provides a variety of information, advice, support and specialist intervention services to vulnerable children and young people

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand strives to provide a safe and accessible service for children and young people involved in or vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Safe in the City Manchester

Our project makes childhood better by working with children and young people who runaway or go missing from home in the Manchester area.


SCARPA provides targeted youth support to young people who go missing or are at risk of sexual exploitation.

The Children's Society in Birmingham and Coventry

The Children’s Society runs the Streetwise project in Coventry, which supports young people who are at risk of being sexually exploited.

The Children’s Society in Calderdale – Safe Hands

Our Safe Hands Project works with and supports children and young people who are involved in or vulnerable to sexual exploitation in its many forms.


Waves offers advice and guidance to children and young people up to the age of 20 who may be at risk of harm.