The London Child Exploitation Operating Protocol (2021) sets out the London operating protocol for safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children from exploitation. This protocol is police-led but equally owned by the Metropolitan Police Service, Local Authorities and Children’s Services and Health. This document is designed to complement and not replace the London Safeguarding Children Procedures (https://www.londonsafeguardingchildrenprocedures.co.uk) and other statutory guidance.

The protocol can be found here: https://www.met.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/central/services/accessing-information/child-abuse/the-london-child-exploitation-operating_protocol_2021.pdf

Good practice resources have been developed via the London Adolescent Safeguarding Oversight Board (LASOB):

https://www.liia.london/priority-areas/adolescent-safeguarding/