National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness day takes place annually on the 18th March.
The aim of the day is 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.”
Child exploitation is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into criminal or sexual activity, this can take place physically or online.
As part of Jigsaw4u’s 10+ year partnership with Sutton Council to tackle CE and supporting missing young people, we will be promoting this awareness day over the course of this week. Keep an eye out for more about understanding CE, ways to help and how Jigsaw4u helps to support its service-users.
To better understand the experiences of parents, carers and young people and how organisations partnered with Sutton Council like Jigsaw4u can help provide support and advice, there are two surveys that can be completed: One for parents and carers and one for young people.
Anonymous surveys which close on the 29th March, can be completed below:
To find out more about CSE, please visit Stop CE.
If you are a young person and need support and advice please visit Childline’s website or call them on 0800 1111.
If you are concerned about a child or young person, please contact Child First Contact Service.