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Child exploitation

Season 3, Episode 1: Missing children and child exploitation

Header image for the Catch22 Minutes podcast which reads "Season 3: Risk and Resilience"

In the Catch22Minutes podcast, we delve into some of today’s major social challenges. We speak to frontline experts, industry leaders and young people, in pursuit of ideas for reforming public services.

The third season focuses on risk and resilience and is presented by Catch22’s Director of Communications and Engagement, Melissa Milner. Our episodes look at topics including child exploitation, online harms, county lines, substance abuse and more.

In this episode of Catch22Minutes, we explore how and why children go missing, how it can be prevented, and the signs that a missing episode may be linked to exploitation. We cover what to do if you’re worried that a child is missing, and discuss the response to missing children, including the good, and not so good, practice that can make a real difference as to whether a child goes missing again.  

 We are joined by Josie Allan, Senior Partnerships and Policy Manager at Missing People, and James Simmonds-Read, National Prevention Programme Manager at The Children’s Society 

Our panellists

Josie Allan

James Simmonds-Read