Join us in the fight against Child Sexual Exploitation
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day (18th March 2019) and Havering Council is asking everyone to unite against child sexual exploitation #CSEDay19
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity. The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot, and speak out against abuse.
There will be a series of activities throughout the week, to help raise awareness. The youth bus will be out around the borough, offering advice and support to children and young people within the community.
Police cadets will be speaking to local hotel owners, cafes owners and taxi drivers about what to do if they have a concern. There will be a presentation to our local night-time economy and establishments on how to spot CSE and Queens and King George’s Hospitals will be promoting CSE awareness on their local hospital radio station.
Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Families, said:
“The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day is just another step in the fight to eradicate CSE from society. In Havering, we’re committed to the fight against CSE and protecting our children from the horrors of sexual exploitation”.