Hotels, shops and restaurants are being targeted in a new campaign to better protect children from being sexually exploited.
It is after a number of high-profile cases of child-grooming including one in Derby, where a gang of men were jailed after sexually abusing young girls across the region, and one in Shropshire, where two brothers were jailed after sexually abusing vulnerable young girls.
Results from a two year inquiry into child sexual exploitation reveal 2,409 children and young people became victims between August 2010 and October 2011.
Thousands of children are being sexually exploited each year by gangs and groups across England.
This comes after eight men were jailed for up to seven years back in September for targeting young girls in Derby.
Michael Sibert reports.
Nathalie Walters from the Safe and Sound charity, tells ITV Central that child exploitation is "more widespread than perhaps what people may have thought."
This comes after a report found that 2,409 children and young people were confirmed victims of sexual exploitation between August 2010 and October 2011.
Thousands of children are being sexually exploited each year by gangs and groups in England, according to an interim report.
Figures have shown that 2,409 children and young people were confirmed victims between August 2010 and October 2011.
A further 16,500 children were at 'high risk' of sexual exploitation between April 2010 and March 2011.
The report comes after nine Asian men who groomed white girls as young as 13 in Rochdale with drink and drugs were jailed at Liverpool Crown Court in May.