Latest Offenders Cambridge
Nathan Lovell 33
Abusing two young girls, and paying other people to abuse children on camera while he watched.
Opportune Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13
A paedophile who abused two young girls and paid almost 5,000 for adults to abuse other children around the world has been jailed.
Nathan Lovell, 33, has been locked up for 15 years at Cambridge Crown Court
When officers arrested him, indecent images of children were discovered on his phone, including 1226 category C images or videos, 18 category B images or videos and 14 category A the most severe.
Officers also discovered screen recordings where Lovell was taking part in online conversations directing and paying for children to be abused by other adults.
In one of the recordings Lovell could be seen on the front-facing camera. In another of the conversations, he promised a puppy as payment to an adult about to abuse a young girl.
Officers carried out further enquiries with social media companies, which revealed further instances of Lovell paying for child sex abuse online. In total, he spent about 4,800 in this way.
Lovell, of Opportune Road, Wisbech, was charged with 18 counts in total, including:
He pleaded guilty to the three indecent image charges at his first court hearing but denied the others.
However, after an eight-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court in December, jurors found him guilty by unanimous verdict on all 15 other charges.
Lovell was sentenced at the same court on Monday (19 February) where he was handed a total of 15 years in prison, with an extended four years on licence.
Passing sentence, Judge Mark Bishop said Lovell posed a significant risk to children and there was an unpredictability to his future behaviour.
A restraining order prohibiting Lovell from contacting the two sexual assault victims was also put in place for 25 years, together with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for the same timeframe to monitor any future offending. He must sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
DC Ollie Plant, from the forces Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU), said: Our thoughts are with the two young girls targeted by Lovell in the most horrific of ways, and his other victims who were targeted online.
We are pleased he has now been brought to justice and hope the sentence gives his victims and their families some closure from this traumatic period in their lives.
What Lovell did in paying other adults to abuse children across the world will no doubt be shocking to many. A child is victimised when an indecent image is taken and every time it is viewed or shared.
Protecting young people from harm is one of our top priorities and we have specially trained officers who are there to support victims and bring offenders to justice.
Arturas Opulskis 41
Sexually assaulted a young girl.
No fixed address.
A man who sexually assaulted a young girl in Wisbech has been jailed.
Arturas Opulskis, 41, assaulted the girl in the town between 2016 and 2018.
The sexual assault came to light in 2021 after the girl told a friend and then confided in a trusted adult.
Police were contacted and Opulskis was arrested.
He denied any sexual assault.
In September, Opulskis, of no fixed abode, was unanimously found guilty of assaulting a girl under 13 by penetration following a trial at Peterborough Crown Court.
On Friday (9 February) at the same court he was jailed for eight years.
Scott Burke 37
Sent pictures of his dog to someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl in a bid to groom her.
Leverington Common, Leverington, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13
A man who sent pictures of his dog to someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl in a bid to groom her has been jailed.
Scott Burke, 37, of Leverington in Cambridgeshire, contacted the "teenager" on social media in November 2021. She was in fact a police officer.
Cambridgeshire Police said he quickly sexualised the conversations and sent a photograph of his penis, along with one of him with his dog.
Burke pleaded guilty to two counts of attempting to arrange, facilitate or commission sexual activity with a child and was jailed for two years and six months.
Burke, of Leverington Common in the village near Wisbech, repeatedly discussed sex and a desire to meet up with the girl during a fortnight of online conversations, Cambridgeshire Police said.
He claimed he had booked them a hotel room and suggested taking the girl to a sex toy and lingerie retailer.
On arrest, he told officers he had been hacked.
Burke also pleaded guilty to one count of being an adult attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and one count of attempting to cause or incite a girl aged 13-15 into sexual activity.
Alfred Dempster 57
Attempting to sexually assault two children.
Nene Quay, Wisbech, PE13
A man has been jailed after attempting to sexually assault two children.
Alfred Dempster, 57, tried to lure two people he believed were children into sexual activity.
He began talking to someone he believed to be an 11-year-old girl on KIK Messenger - a popular messaging platform with youngsters - before moving to Whatsapp on New Year’s Day 2020.
Dempster, who was actually speaking with a member of an online child activist group, asked them to send an explicit photo, touch themselves and call him "daddy".
The contact ended on January 9, 2020.
Dempster also began speaking to another decoy pretending to be a 14-year-old girl in November of the same year.
He asked for photos, said he wanted to have sex and also encouraged them to touch themselves.
Dempster was arrested at his home in Nene Quay, Wisbech, on January 11, 2021, and his electronic devices were seized.
He was jailed for two years and six months on February 2 at Peterborough Crown Court after pleading guilty to two counts of attempting to incite a girl to engage in sexual activity.
Two counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child, which Dempster denied, were ordered to lie on file.
DC Zip Lloyd said: “This was a disgusting case where Dempster showed intent to potentially sexually assault two children.”
David Graham 49
Sentenced for more than 75 cases of sexual offences against a child dating back to the early 2000s.
Wisbech, Cambs, PE13
A Wisbech man has been sentenced for more than 75 cases of sexual offences against a child dating back to the early 2000s.
David Graham, 49, of Walpole St Peter, appeared at King's Lynn Crown Court on Monday after pleading guilty to rape of an underage girl on 75 occasions.
He was also found guilty to a separate count of rape of an underage vulnerable child and three additional sexual offences all against the same victim.
The female survivor reported to police in September 2021 after being sexually abused for a period of eight years between the early to mid-2000s in the King’s Lynn area.
Graham was arrested in November 2021 and subsequently charged with sexual offences against a child.
The judge found the offences to be a ‘clear campaign of rape’ involving grooming, degradation, and humiliation of a vulnerable child.
He told the court that the survivor had been robbed of her childhood and that Graham was a dangerous offender.
At court, the survivor’s statement was read out detailing the impact the sexual abuse had on all aspects of her life, relationships, friendships, mental health and work life which culminated to attempts on her own life.
The statement read: “The impacts of sexual abuse have cost me profoundly in many ways, will continue to affect me on a daily basis and has without a doubt set me on a different path from the one I would have taken had I not been abused for many years.
"For so long I have wanted to say goodbye to this chapter in my life and even though a part of it will always be with me I refuse to let it limit the life I want to live anymore.”
DC Loli Ward said: “We hope the sentence will help to provide some justice for the turmoil the victim has gone through during her life.
"We would like to thank her for her bravery in coming forward and reporting these historic sex offences, which have had a profound impact on her life in every way.
“We would also ask that anyone else who has been a victim of such offences seeks help, either through the police or from one of our support organisations, such as the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).”
David Graham was sentenced to a total of 21 years to serve an additional eight years on licence.
Adriano Repetti 46
Predator who pretended to be asleep while sexually assaulting lone women on trains.
Manor Way, Fulbourn, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21
A "predator" who pretended to be asleep while sexually assaulting lone women on trains has been jailed.
Adriano Repetti, 46, is known to have sexually assaulted four women on trains between Cambridge and Kings Cross but police believe there could be more victims.
Each time he would choose a seat near a lone woman, trapping them by the window.
He would then pretend to fall asleep, then with his eyes closed he would reach out and touch his victims.
Repetti was caught when at around 7.30pm on August bank holiday Monday (August 28) he started to touch a woman.
He ignored her when she asked to leave the seat but the woman bravely texted British Transport Police on 61016 while he was sat next to her.
She wrote: “I have no idea where to report this to but some guy is touching me on the train.”
Officers met the train at Kings Cross station and Repetti was arrested.
By a stroke of luck, another woman who saw Repetti being arrested came forward to tell officers he had also assaulted her the previous weekend (Saturday, August 19).
An investigation revealed two more women who Repetti had sexually assaulted between July and August.
On July 22, a 25-year-old woman had taken a photo of him as she left a train where he had targeted her.
And on August 23 he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman who reported the incident to officers at Kings Cross.
Detectives believe Repetti is likely to have committed more offences and have urged victims to come forward.
When interviewed, Repetti admitted his actions but showed no remorse, saying he did not think he had targeted women.
Repetti, of Manor Way in Fulbourn, pleaded guilty to sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by touching.
At Inner London Crown court on Tuesday November 21, a judge sentenced him to four years and 10 months in prison.
Detective Constable Mark Luker, investigating, said: “Repetti’s predatory actions have traumatised his victims and they have all been deeply affected.
"Despite this, they were brave enough to come forward to police and, thanks to their testimony, a dangerous sex offender is now behind bars.
"Anyone using the rail network to offend in this way should know that British Transport Police have officers looking for you day and night. You will not get away with it.”
Detective Inspector Paul Attwell, senior investigating officer in the case, said: “British Transport Police go after sex offenders with everything at our disposal, including teams of dedicated plain clothes officers, 150,000 CCTV cameras and over 100,000 texts sent to 61016 every year.
“The importance of reports from victims and witnesses can’t be understated. Men like Repetti are the reason that text 61016 and the Railway Guardian app exist. We know how important it is that victims can silently contact police while an offender may be sitting next to them.
“Everyone should save 61016 or download Railway Guardian before you travel so you can discreetly text us if you need us.”
Hernando Ferraro-Cordoba 61
Sex offender jailed for assaulting a woman at a gym.
Thorleye Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5
A sex offender jailed for assaulting a woman at a gym has been sent back to prison after asking teenage girls to perform sex acts.
Hernando Ferraro-Cordoba, 61, of Thorleye Road, Cambridge, was jailed in January for the assault and banned from loitering at gyms or sport events.
He was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court for breaching the ban and not registering a new bank card.
Ferraro-Cordoba was handed a 14-month jail term.
A Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) - banning him from attending or loitering near any exercise groups, sports facilities, swimming pools and sports events - will also continue until 2030.
Spotted near gym
Following his prison release in March, police were called in July after a man was spotted speaking to teenage girls near Cambridge's YMCA, which has a gym.
Investigations revealed Ferraro-Cordoba had been asking girls to perform sexual acts on him in his car in return for alcohol and a drive.
He was arrested at home the next morning.
CCTV showed him dropping off three teenage girls at the YMCA, and he was also found to have brought flowers for one girl and asked two others to go to a hotel with him, which they refused.
In a police interview, Ferraro-Cordoba denied all the offences, including loitering outside a gym, and claimed one teenager had lied about her age and wanted a relationship.
He denied charges of breaching a SHPO as well as the requirements for the Sex Offenders' Register, by ordering, and not registering, a new bank card.
However, he was found guilty after a trial at Cambridge Magistrates' Court.
Det Con Andrew McKeane said: "Ferraro-Cordoba's behaviour was very worrying, particularly towards teenage girls, with an element of attempted sexual exploitation.
"We would encourage parents or guardians to know the signs of exploitation - which can include going missing, misuse of drugs or alcohol, involvement in offending, emotional distance from family members, receiving gifts from unknown sources and many more.
"This case also highlights the consequences of breaching a SHPO and how seriously it is treated by us and the courts."
Michael Denman 34
Sent sexually explicit videos of himself to recipients he thought were children.
Union Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4
A man sent sexually explicit videos of himself to recipients he thought were children. Michael Denman, 34, sent a friend request and a video of himself engaged in a sex act to a Snapchat account on February 8.
The two began a conversation, with the victim stating she was 14 and Denman claiming he was an 18-year-old man called Sam. Denman, a registered sex offender from Cambridge, was not deterred by the victim's age and sent her 14 videos in two days, of which 13 were of him engaged in sex acts.
He repeatedly asked the victim, who was actually an adult, sexualised questions, requested sexually explicit content from her and requested a photo of her wearing her school uniform. Denman previously lived in Cambridge, but last year informed police of an additional address in Watling Street, Little Brickhill, near Milton Keynes.
This address was identified following investigations into the IP address linked to Denman's account. He was arrested on April 26 and his mobile phone seized.
When officers searched the property, it was clear Denman was living there. They were able to match the backdrops in some of the videos with the interior of the home, as well as discovering a bedspread pictured in some of the content.
While the casefile was being assessed by the Crown Prosecution Service, officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary received information about a similar investigation being conducted by another force. In February, Denman had used the same Snapchat account to contact two other adults, one posing as a 12-year-old boy and the other a girl of the same age.
Although they were clear about their age, he sent them multiple videos of himself engaged in sex acts. He also asked the 12-year-old girl sexually explicit questions and discussed travelling to meet her for sex.
Denman admitted inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity, three counts of causing a girl under 13 to look at sexual imagery, three of sexual communication with a child, and breaching requirements under the Sex Offenders Register. He was jailed for five years and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday (October 20).
DC Andrew McKeane said: "Denman genuinely believed these three accounts were being used by children. Once knowing they were children Denman was not perturbed and continued to prey on them and bombarded them with sexually explicit content.
"He is clearly a danger to children, and I'm pleased he has been brought to justice for his actions. I would urge parents to take an interest in their children's online interactions and speak openly and honestly with them about any concerns they or the child may have. The NSPCC provide a wealth of knowledge to enable parents to protect their children from such predators."
Andrew Bonner 56
Admits string of child sex offences.
Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16
A man was warned he faces a sentence of "many years" after admitting a string of child sex offences.
Andrew Bonner, 56, pleaded guilty to 15 sexual offences when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday.
They included raping a child aged under 13 and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
All the offences were committed in the Lincoln area, against the same victim. Bonner, of Chatteris in Cambridgeshire, will be sentenced on 9 October.
Judge Catarina Sjolin Knight told him: "You have pleaded guilty to what I know you know are extremely serious matters.
"I will remand you into custody. It will be a sentence of many years."
Paul Page 49
Paedophile had indecent images of children and kept stash of weapons in shed.
A registered sex offender who was found with child abuse images and a haul of illegal weapons has been jailed. Paul Page was being monitored by dedicated officers after he was previously convicted of child abuse in the USA.
The 49-year-old was arrested at his then home in Littleport on May 16 after intelligence suggested he was in possession of indecent images. Page admitted he had been downloading indecent images of children on to a USB stick.
Digital tests revealed a total of 254 images – 113 category C, 32 category B and 109 category A, which is the most severe. When Page was on bail, officers were alerted to a stash of rifles, pistols and crossbows.
The weapons were being kept in a shed at his former home in Littleport. Firearms officers seized 74 items, including 25 firearms.
Page, formerly of Littleport but now no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, six counts of possessing a weapon in a private place and two counts of possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas/electrical incapacitation at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday (August 30). He was handed a prison sentence of one year and eight months.
A Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) was put in place for 10 years to monitor any future offending. He remains on the Sex Offenders Register for life following his conviction in the USA.
DC Andrew McKeane, who manages sex offenders in the community, said: "Page is a dangerous sexual predator and I am pleased he has faced justice. Offenders are closely monitored to ensure they are complying with orders – to protect the public and help prevent further crime."
A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said: "Anyone who is concerned someone may have been convicted of a sex offence, and could be posing a risk to a child, can apply for disclosure information through Sarah's Law. Anyone who looks out for the welfare of a child can make an enquiry. This can include parents, carers, guardians, extended family, friends and neighbours."
Justin Barrs 25
Convicted paedophile sent back to prison after joining online group for teens.
Essendyke, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3
A paedophile has been locked up again just months after he was released from prison. Justin Barrs, 25, was convicted of making indecent images of children five years ago and again in 2020.
But after being released back into the community on January 26, he has been jailed once again after he was found to have breached the conditions of his release. As part of the conditions, Barrs was made to present his mobile phone to Thorpe Wood Police Station, in Peterborough, the day after he moved to the county from Suffolk on April 4.
When officers examined his phone, they found Varrs had created three usernames for online chat sites and had deleted the social media site Snapchat from his phone. He admitted he had been part of an online group for 13 to 19-year-olds.
When he was discovered, he told the police: "I'm an idiot."
Barrs, of Essendyke, Bretton, was sent back to prison after being charged with three counts of failing to comply with notification requirements for the Sex Offenders Register and breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO). On August 3, at Peterborough Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to three years and four months in jail.
DC Jon Edwards said: "Protecting children and vulnerable people from harm is one of our top priorities and I am very pleased Barrs' breaches of his release conditions were discovered so he could be brought back before the courts. I would urge parents and carers to talk to their children about the dangers of phones, social media and the importance of online safety."
Kevin Brock 28
Predatory paedophile raped and sexually assaulted young girls.
Cam Causeway, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4
A predatory and highly manipulative Cambridge paedophile who filmed himself raping a young girl and sexually assaulting another has been jailed for 32 years
Kevin Brock, of Cam Causeway, lured dozens more girls into sending him sexual images and videos of themselves by promising them more followers on social media.
He was found to have trawled through hundreds of under-age girls profiles on the video sharing platform Tik Tok.
A court heard Brock, 28, abused two girls under the age of 13 in Cambridgeshire in 2021, raping the younger of them on three separate occasions.
Another slightly older girl was groomed over years and sexually assaulted three times. Some of this abuse was also filmed.
His crime emerged in December 2021 when messages were found on one of the girls devices by a family member, who called police.
When Brock was arrested, he told police in an interview that he had never touched the girls sexually. He admitted sending the messages to the older girl, but claimed they were not meant in a sexual nature.
When his home was searched, two phones were seized and analysis showed he had 1,401 indecent images and videos of children, including the rape and sexual abuse of the two young girls.
There were 809 category C images or videos, 350 deemed to be in category B and 242 at category A the most severe.
Brock answered no comment in a further interview with police following the discovery of this material.
Investigations by another police force in July last year revealed Brock had targeted another girl under 13 on Tik Tok and asked for sexual images of her in exchange for followers on the video sharing platform.
Brock urged the girl, who lived in Nottinghamshire, to add him on Snapchat before asking for sexual photos of her.
The request for photos progressed to videos of the girl engaging in sexual activity - and Brock threatened to ban her from Snapchat if she did not comply with his demands.
After being arrested, Brock claimed his account must have been hacked and told officers he did not speak to under-age girls but further videos discovered by police on his phone revealed conversations with at least a dozen other under-age girls, who he had also encouraged to engage in sexual activity, and to supply him with photos and videos.
Brock denied all charges against him but later admitted a total of 27 offences, including:
He was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court today (August 7), where he was handed a total of 32 years in prison.
Sentencing Brock, Judge Rupert Lowe said the offences revealed him to be a persistent, predatory and highly manipulative paedophile with a deep rooted sexual interest in young girls.
He said the offending was sexual abuse in the most appalling way for both girls, adding that Brock recorded and retained the footage, no doubt intending to view it later for sexual gratification.
Det Con Charlie Mitton, from Cambridgeshire polices Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU), said: Our thoughts are with the two young girls Brock targeted in the most horrific of ways, and his other victims who were targeted online.
We are pleased he has now been brought to justice and we hope the sentence imposed gives his victims and their families some closure from this traumatic period in their lives.
Det Con Mitton said investigations showed Brock would trawl through hundreds of under-age girls profiles on Tik Tok, watch them on live streams and send them direct messages promising them hundreds of likes, causing their accounts to skyrocket in popularity.
She added: However, in exchange for these likes, which there was never any evidence he could provide, Brock would ask for sexual images or videos of them. This behaviour is highly manipulative, as vulnerable children are often attached to their social media influence.
Phones and social media mean children can be vulnerable to those who prey on their innocence and exploit their trust. We would urge parents to speak to their children about online safety and consider exactly who they are communicating with online.
We would also encourage anyone who believes they may have been subject to similar behaviour by Brock to get in touch. Protecting young people from harm is one of our top priorities and we have specially trained officers who are there to support victims and bring offenders to justice.
Roy Seymour-Morris 62
Paedophile tried to hide a mobile phone containing indecent images of children in the sunroof of his car.
Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech, Cambs, PE13
A paedophile tried to hide a mobile phone containing indecent images of children in the sunroof of his car.
When officers arrived at Roy Seymour-Morris' house on March 27, he was at the gym, but as he pulled up officers noticed him put his hand towards the sunroof - where he put a phone.
The visit followed Seymour-Morris’ IP address being found to be used to upload illicit images of children.
The phone was seized and found to contain three Category A videos, the most severe, and three Category C indecent images.
Seymour-Morris, 62, was also in breach of one of the conditions of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) handed down after he was convicted of indecent image offences at Guildford Crown Court in April 2018.
He had failed to let officers know of a new phone so they could instal monitoring software.
On August 3, at Peterborough Crown Court, Seymour-Morris, of Sandbank, Wisbech St Mary, was jailed for one year and eight months after pleading guilty to distributing an indecent photograph of a child, breaching an SHPO and two counts of making indecent photographs of a child.
DC Claire Cummings said: “Seymour-Morris knew what he was doing was illegal so I am glad he has faced justice.”
Lee Williams 56
Sex offender found with 25 category A images.
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19
A convicted sex offender who was found with 25 category A images and used search terms including “children in swimwear” on his computer has been jailed for more than two years.
Specialist officers trained in dealing with sexual offenders were carrying out a routine inspection at 56-year-old Lee Williams’ home in St Neots in April 2021 when they discovered the searches and images.
They were unable to access Willams’ spare mobile phone and computer as he gave incorrect password details and claimed he hadn’t set the computer up yet.
As a result, the devices were seized and sent to the forensics team, which discovered child abuse images, 25 of which were category A, the most serious.
Williams pleaded guilty to three counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order and three counts of making indecent images of children.
He was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison at Cambridge Crown Court last week (June 22).
Detective Constable Decca Riondino said: “Specially trained officers will continue to monitor and engage with registered sex offenders in the community and conducting device inspections is an important part of our work.
“Williams was subject to a sexual harm prevention order and demonstrated a blatant disregard for it.
“We work with partner agencies to protect the public and bring offenders and reoffenders to justice.”
Anyone who is concerned someone may have been convicted of a sex offence, and could be posing a risk to a child, can apply for disclosure information through Sarah’s Law.
Anyone who looks out for the welfare of a child can make an enquiry. This can include parents, carers, guardians, extended family, friends and neighbours.
Christopher Downes 31
Sex offender superimposed head of child he knew onto indecent image.
Oak Crescent, Dry Drayton, Cambridge, CB23
A Cambridgeshire sex offender with "complete disregard for the law" superimposed the head of a child he knew onto an indecent image. Christopher Downes had been on the Sex Offenders Register for just two months when a photo editing software account linked to him was used to alter the image.
It was flagged to police by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Downes, 31, was arrested at his home on Oak Crescent, Dry Drayton on March 12 and his phone and tablet were seized.
These were analysed and found to contain 41 indecent images of children, including 12 category A – the most severe. Seven indecent videos of children were also found, three of which were category A.
When interviewed by police Downes answered no comment to all questions. On March 21 he pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent images of children at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court. He was sentenced to a year and six months in prison at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (March 28).
DC Andrew McKeane, who investigated, said: “Downes had only been on the Sex Offenders Register since January, and to offend so soon after shows his complete disregard for the law and entrenched views on the matter. A child is victimised when an indecent image is taken and every time it is viewed or shared.
"Protecting young people from harm is one of our top priorities and we have specially trained officers who are there to support victims and bring offenders to justice. I am grateful for the work of our partner agencies, who are imperative in safeguarding the most vulnerable in our society. We will not stop pursuing people who are willing to place children at risk of harm and will work tirelessly to put them before the courts."
Anyone who is concerned someone may have been convicted of a sex offence, and could be posing a risk to a child, can apply for disclosure information through Sarah’s Law. Anyone who looks out for the welfare of a child can make an enquiry. This can include parents, carers, guardians, extended family, friends and neighbours.