The council and partner organisations will be marking national Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day, on Monday 18th March through a number of planned activities, calling for all to unite against exploitation .
To raise awareness of the issue and how to spot the signs, there will be a week of coordinated sessions, to help highlight all forms of child exploitation and how we can all support young people as part of the national campaign.
Staff from council teams, Catch22 and Compass Team (multi-agency Child Exploitation team) and Youth Services will be out and about across Wirral during the week of National CSE Day. The teams will be holding sessions at colleges, youth hubs, The Hive Youth Zone and local schools, speaking to young people about how they can be supported to feel and be safe in the community.
For a full list of the planned activities and information sessions, take a look at the safeguarding board information page.
National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day, aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse
If you’d like to show your support to tackle CSE, you could; write a personal pledge on your hands to show support for the ‘Helping Hands campaign’. Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands and #CSEDay18 to help us raise awareness of CSE. Your pledge can be anything. From speaking out, to educating others. For more ways you can support visit the Stop CSE website.
For more information on what’s taking place locally to highlight the day or if you’re concerned about a child visit the Wirral Safeguarding Children’s Board website.