We want the world to unite against Child Exploitation on Monday 18th March

The National Child Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation (CE); encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero-tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children exploiting and abusing their peers.

National Child Exploitation Awareness Day – STOP CE – (stop-ce.org)– official information (paragraph above copied from this website)

National Child Exploitation Awareness Day – NWG Network – methods to raise awareness for the day.

  • Government Website Guidance and Referral Forms for NRM Referral. 
  • Unseen is a charity in the Southwest that provides a helpline for professionals when they are concerned about Modern Slavery and Trafficking to provide you with expert support.   Also see the Unseen App available on android Playstore / Apple Appstore. 
  • The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre provides victims, the public, statutory agencies, and businesses access to report concerns and get help support and advice, on a 24/7 basis.  Free phone number 0800 0121 700. 

  Safeguarding network Child on child abuse

Below toolkits are primarily aimed at frontline staff, including law enforcement, social care, education, housing, and the voluntary sector, working to safeguard children and young people under the age of 18 from sexual and criminal exploitation. Additionally, the toolkits are intended to help all safeguarding partners to understand and access existing legislative opportunities at their disposal and to target specific risks and threats. 

  • Disrespect Nobody is a government website offering support to young people. Find out about healthy relationships, relationship abuse, consent and more.  
  • aSkUK provide a health information app via Google Play for young people in the UK, encouraging safer sex and signposting to advice and services. 
  • Brook website provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year. 
  • The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is a victim organisation that can support young adults. 
  • Young Minds website providing support to young people with their mental. Resources also available for parents/carers and professionals, including a parent’s helpline.  
  • Cup of Tea Consent Informal video regarding the issue of consent 
  • Hollie Guard Personal Safety APP Hollie Guard is a next generation smartphone app that provides enhanced levels of protection. Hollie Guard has you covered, whether you are working alone, travelling to an unknown area, or simply commuting around town. With Hollie Guard, you can set extra levels of protection from right inside the App. 
  • Fearless website Young people can report a crime anonymously. 
  • Victim Support.org Victim Support provides a countywide service to victims of crime or someone who knows them. Their service is free to everyone, adult, or child, whether the crime has been reported or not, and regardless of when it occurred. Victim Support can be contacted on 08081 689111  

In this short film Professor Jenny Pearce argues that we need a ‘social model’ of consent to abusive sexual activity, to help us understand the various social and environmental factors that constrain young people’s capacity to provide consent. 

  • My Dangerous Lover Boy www.mydangerousloverboy.com This is a trailer for a range of resources related to trafficking. 
  • It is not because he loves you – Child Sexual Exploitation by Cambridgeshire Police. Short video demonstrating the grooming process of child sexual exploitation.  
  • What are the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation by Hertfordshire County Council. Story of a young female who was sexually exploited, which started with online grooming.   
  • Taylor’s story Child Sexual Exploitation by The Children’s society. Animation on a young boy’s voice sharing his experience of child sexual exploitation, including Taylor’s experience of being groomed into sending indecent photos.  
  • Sarah’s online love by www.fixers.org.uk. A youth worker who is witnessed first-hand the devastation caused to young people by abuse and exploitation has created a powerful film, warning of the dangers of online grooming by sexual predators. 
  • Trapped- county lines What does it feel like to be Trapped? Children and young people are being criminally exploited by organised crime. This video shows the experience of one lad in Manchester.  
  • What is County Lines? University of Greenwich. The is the first in a series of films about the drug smuggling business, County Lines. This film explains what County Lines is and how it effects young people across the country. 
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