Child sexual exploitation

It is a criminal offence (s16 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003) for adults working in education and care settings; clinics; hospitals; voluntary children’s homes; residential family centres; criminal justice settings to have sexual relations with 16 and 17-year-old children in their care.I am interested in complaints against adults who work outside of those settings.

1. Please tell me the number of complaints or reports about sexual activity between an adult and children aged 16 or 17 in their care made to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) from April 1st 2017 to March 31st 2019, broken down by financial year. Please exclude from this request any complaints made about adults working in education and care settings; clinics; hospitals; voluntary children’s homes; residential family centres; criminal justice settings.

2. For each of the above financial years please tell me what fields the adults complained about were working in (e.g. sport coaching, music, theatre, youth work, religion), and the number of complaints against adults in each sector.

Year Field of activity Number of complaints 
2017 – 2018Transport2
2018 – 2019Uniformed organisation2
2019 – 2020 to dateAllNone