Could you spot the signs? Information for businesses

As part of the child sexual exploitation awareness campaign 'could you spot the signs?', materials have been developed for licensing and police officers to distribute to hotels, pubs, clubs and taxis. They have been developed to raise awareness of the signs of child sexual exploitation and who to contact should there be any concerns.

This 'toolkit' has been developed for officers to:

  • distribute to existing licensed premises
  • send with new applications
  • use in training sessions
  • add to websites

It contains the following:

Introductory letter

This letter highlights the Licensing Act 2003 principle to protect children from harm, and is for use with new and existing applications.

Leaflet: child sexual exploitation - could you spot the signs?

This leaflet draws attention to the responsibilities of premises owners with regards to 'protecting children from harm'. For use with new and existing applications.

Incident log book

These aim to develop good practice with regard to safeguarding and prompt staff to act if they have any concerns.

CSE Incident Log Book

‘Say something if you see something’

This national campaign, developed by the charity NWG Network (National Working Group), has training presentations for officers to brief hoteliers and taxi companies.

Postcard – information for taxi drivers

A short summary of responsibilities, the signs of child exploitation and contact information for any concerns.

If you have any queries regarding this subject or the material on this page, then please contact our Business Office on 0116 305 7130 or email us on or by secure email on