CSE awareness campaign reached one million people

More than one million parents, carers and young people discovered more about the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) during the latest phase of a regional awareness campaign.

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Pledge to stop abuse on

CSE awareness day

People are being urged to unite against child sexual exploitation (CSE) and make a personal pledge to help tackle the abuse. Councils across the West Midlands along with West Midlands Police are supporting national CSE awareness day on Saturday (March 18).

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COULD THIS BE YOUR CHILD? KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS

Parents are being encouraged to recognise the signs of grooming and sexual exploitation in their children’s behaviour in the latest phase of our awareness campaign.

 

Using the message ‘Could this be your child?’ it highlights key warning signs to help parents identify concerns and get help

 

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Sexual exploitation can happen to young people of all backgrounds and from all communities, male or female.

 

As a young person, it’s important to know what signs to look out for to keep you and your friends safe from harm.

 

Make sure you know about sexual exploitation and make it easier for you to see the signs in your friends.

 

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REAL STORIES

Based on real life case studies of Child Sexual Exploitation in the West Midlands.

Jasmine met Rikki online. Like most 14 year old girls she spent most of her time on social media chatting to her friends and making new ones.

 

A new friend request popped up and he looked nice, so Jasmine accepted it...

Hayley Case Study

Staying safe online

Advice on how to stay safe online is available from a regional partnership to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation.

The regional see me, hear me campaign is encouraging young people to make themselves aware of how to stay safe online and avoid risky or dangerous situations.

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Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse and it is against the law. It involves perpetrators grooming their victims in various ways, such as in person, via mobiles or online to gain their trust before emotionally and sexually abusing them for their own gain.

It can be difficult to spot the warning signs, especially if it’s someone you care about, someone you trust who’s exploiting you.

FILMS

A fictional story of a teenage girl at risk of exploitation.

Watch this new interactive film and decide what happens next and how her story ends.

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