7 men have been sentenced for child exploitation offences

7 men have been sentenced to a total of 40.5 years at Bristol Crown Court after being convicted of child sexual exploitation. It follows a lengthy investigation in Bristol by Avon & Somerset Police in which a total of 13 men were convicted in two trials.

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Who to call if you've been affected by sex exploitation

If you have been affected by the child exploitation issued raised in these trials, the following charities are on hand to offer help and support.

Follow the blue links to their websites:

  • Action for Children - works directly with over 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers in the UK, tackling issues like abuse and child neglect

  • Barnardo's - the UK's largest children's charity, with a strong focus on preventing domestic violence

  • Kids Company - a Bristol-based charity helping the city's marginalised children and young people with all aspects of their lives

  • Lucy Faithfull Foundation - the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused

  • NAPAC - the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, set up as a result of a key recommendation by the National Commission of Inquiry into the Prevention of Child Abuse. The Association runs a support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood

  • NSPCC - the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a leading UK charity which aims to end all forms of child abuse

  • Refuge - an anti-domestic violence charity for women and children, which operates a 24-hour helpline

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