We are pleased to support National Child Exploitation Awareness Day (18th March) to raise awareness of child exploitation.
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity, sometimes in exchange for things such as money, gifts, accommodation, affection or status. Raising awareness of CSE is vital to improve the chances of young people being heard and to deter sexual predators and trafficking. It may be difficult for parents, carers and frontline professionals to differentiate between ordinary teenage behaviour and the risk of/ or involvement in sexual exploitation but there are signs that may signify that children or young people are being groomed for sexual exploitation or actually being sexually exploited.
Follow this link for further details on CSE, spotting the signs and for help & advice.