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An initiative to safeguard vulnerable children in taxis, hotels and in sport.
Operation Makesafe is a national police initiative focused on making sure that people working in the business sector are aware of the early warning signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE), and, where necessary, alert police officers to intervene to stop any young person coming to harm.
Local and national evidence shows that child exploitation can take place in hotels, pubs, cafes and places licensed to sell alcohol. Taxis can also be used to transport young people who are then exploited.
We are working to make sure people employed in these environments can spot the warning signs, and have the confidence to report their concerns by talking to their supervisor and calling 101, quoting ‘Operation Makesafe’ - or 999 in an emergency.
Warning signs for those working in hotels:
Warning signs for those working in the taxi industry:
Warning signs for those working in pubs, cafés or restaurants:
Please find awareness posters and postcards available for download below.
Due to an increased number of disclosures in recent years, safeguarding children in sport is a national focus and for the first time, sports clubs and organisations have been included in the statutory guidance “Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)”. We want to ensure sports clubs are informed and equipped on how to safeguard children in Surrey.
The principle is the same as Operation Makesafe and triggers the exact same response from our call handlers.