National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day March 18
We are supporting the National Working Group’s Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day today, March 18. This day highlights the threat from child sexual abuse, encouraging everyone to spot the signs of abuse, speak out against it and adopt a zero tolerance to adults or children developing inappropriate relationships with children.
Police forces up and down the country will be taking part in operational activity to deal with the threats of CSE and encouraging victims to come forward and report crimes.
National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Child Protection, Chief Constable Simon Bailey said:
“The police are supporting this campaign because it encourages all agencies working with children and anyone who has contact with children look out for the signs of child sexual exploitation and act immediately to stop it.
“It’s vital that we prevent child sexual abuse from happening in the first place rather than responding when it is already too late. Services in touch with families, within health, social care and education, need to work together proactively to identify signs of abuse and protect children; this is the only way we’ll prevent future abuse.”