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Safeguarding children is everyone's business



National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day: 18 March 2017

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.

Everyone has a role to play in raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation - safeguarding children is everybody’s business.

Any child can be sexually exploited no matter what culture, ethnicity, religion, whether a boy or a girl from any background.

We're backing National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Raising Day to help highlight the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children, and children forming inappropriate sexual relationships with their peers.

You can show your support by writing a personal pledge on your hand and posting to your social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands. This will help raise awareness of child sexual exploitation nationwide. Your pledge can be anything. From speaking out, to educating others. It is your promise to the victims of child sexual exploitation.

Together, we can work to inform, educate and prevent this form of child sexual abuse within the UK.

If you're concerned about someone's welfare, say something. There are many organisations you can turn to, including Curo. Visit the Stop Child Sexual Exploitation website for sources of help.

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