Police are to work with businesses in a drive to prevent child abuse.

Say Something if you See Something, a joint campaign by Haringey Council, Haringey Borough Police and Haringey Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, calls on the business community to look out for the warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Business premises, care homes and those working in leisure and licensed premises will be given information to help them recognise scenarios which should raise concerns and give them advice on what action should be taken if they suspect a child is at risk.

Schools officers will be working with teachers trained to be aware of child sexual exploitation and community leaders.

Examples of signs to look out for include young people being picked up and taken to hotels, particularly at odd times of the day and night.

Detective Inspector Sharon Freeman-Woods of Haringey CID said: "It is essential that not only police and partners, but also the wider community, are alert to the warning signs. CSE is a hidden crime and this initiative will help us raise awareness within a vital group - those who witness all manner of scenarios on a daily basis.”

People are encouraged to report concerns by calling 020 8489 4592 during office hours or 020 8489 0000 at any other time.