Cumbria LSCB 5 Minute Briefing - Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 18 March 2019

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lscb 5 min briefing

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day – 18 March 2019

CSE 2019

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day is taking place today, 18th March 2019. 

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.

We now view CSE through the lens of a broader understanding of child exploitation, encompassing criminal exploitation, trafficking, modern slavery and other forms of adolescent vulnerability. CSE Awareness Day 2019 will reflect these developments and draw attention to exploitation in a wider context, whilst not losing sight of children who are sexually exploited.

What is Cumbria LSCB doing?

To help highlight CSE in Cumbria we're working with partners to hold a Facebook chat today, 18 March 2019, on Facebook from 8-10pm

Join the chat and ask your questions about Child Exploitation - whether you're a young person who is concerned about a friend, or a parent who wants to be able to spot the signs of CSE.

During the event there will also be a link to ask questions anonymously.

Click here to join the chat

How can you show your support?

There are various ways you can show your support

Write and share a pledge

Write a personal pledge on your hands to show support for our Helping Hands campaign. Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands and #CSEDay19 to help us raise awareness of CSE.

Display NWG’s Campaign

Help to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation by displaying banners and posters – designed to encourage participation in the National CSE Awareness Day – together we can raise awareness and deter child sexual exploitation.

NWG have five key messages they are sharing for CSE Awareness day 2019 which are listed below:

  1. Exploitation is about more than just CSE, think about criminal exploitation, county lines, trafficking and modern slavery
  2. Families can be safeguarding partners
  3. The time to build relationships with children and families is crucial.
  4. Exploitation and its impact doesn’t stop because you turn 18
  5. Communities can tackle exploitation

More information

If you’re a child or young person and would like more information then visit this page on our website http://cumbrialscb.com/children/links.asp

If you’re a parent and would like more information then visit this page on our website http://cumbrialscb.com/parents/cse.asp

If you’re a professional and would like more information then visit this page on our website http://cumbrialscb.com/professionals/cse/default.asp.