National Child Exploitation Day
National Child Exploitation Day
18th March 2017
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or 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 and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.
NWG are committed to the fight against CSE and supporting victims and their families who are subjected to child sexual exploitation. But they cannot succeed without the support of people like you.
Together, we can work to inform, educate and prevent this form of child sexual abuse within the UK.
What is NWG?– NWG Network is the only child sexual exploitation (CSE) network working across voluntary/statutory agencies tackling child sexual exploitation, with links across Europe, South East Asia, Africa and USA.
– NWG Network is committed to practitioner training and raising public awareness; training over 17,000 people about CSE in one region alone.
– The NWG Network has worked with or is currently working with over 80% of all Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB’s) across the UK.
– NWG Network holds approximately 40 events every year that bring a range of organisations together to continually improve how we tackle CSE in the UK and across the world.
– The NWG Network in the UK spans across over 574 organisations with over 11,000+ points of contact to disseminate information on the issue of child sexual exploitation.
– The reach and national oversight allows the NMG to address the issues surrounding CSE from Central Government level all the way through
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Statistics:35% of all recorded sexual crimes in England and Wales in 2012/13 (53,540 overall) were child sexual exploitation of under 16s. More than one in three of the children sexually abused by an adult kept their horrific secret to themselves. Four out of five children who experienced sexual contact from someone they knew were too terrified to tell.
Evidence suggests that 2,409 children across England were sexually exploited in the 14 months between August 2010 and October 2011 and considered that a further 16,500 children from across England were at high risk of child sexual exploitation during the 12 months from April 2010 to March 2011 because they displayed three of more of the behavioural signs indicating they were so. (Department for Education; Office of the Children’s Commissioner inquiry).
YOU CAN HELP TO GIVE VICTIMS A VOICE.SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA USE #HELPINGHANDS AND #CSEDAY2017. IF YOU CAN, PLEASE MAKE A DONATION IN SUPPORT OF OUR WORK BY TEXTING ‘VOICE’ TO 70007 AND MAKING A £3 PLEDGE – THANK YOU.
It costs approximately £320,000 per annum to keep our service running. By making a donation today, you can fund our work to train and advise organisations that support so many victims of CSE.
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Find out more – http://www.stop-cse.org/national-child-exploitation-awareness-day/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/nspcc