Campaign aims to safeguard vulnerable young people on public transport

Uttlesford community safety partners visited Stansted, Elsenham and Newport train stations to share information about safeguarding young people and spotting the signs of child exploitation.

The event was part of a campaign, called Operation Henderson, which is aimed at raising awareness of the vulnerability of young people to exploitation and abuse at stations and transport networks.

The countywide initiative is being run by the Essex Safeguarding Children Board, Southend and Thurrock Safeguarding Children Partnerships, British Transport Police, Essex Police, the Violence and Vulnerability Unit, The Railway Children, Reach Every Generation, rail operators and local councils including Uttlesford District Council.

More information about the campaign, including how to report concerns, is available at

4 June 2021