Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness 2017
Plymouth, Torbay, Cornwall and Devon Safeguarding Children Boards have teamed up to promote awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) to parents.
To coincide with Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day on 18 March led by national charity Network Group (NWG) all the Boards, working with Devon and Cornwall Police, local authorities and charities including Barnados, NSPCC and and Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG), are making parents aware of what signs to look out for in case their child is at risk of being sexually exploited.
Sexual exploitation is a type of child abuse. It puts a young person at huge risk of damage to their physical, emotional and psychological health.
Signs to look out for include unexplained gifts or money, excessive or secretive use of mobile phone, self-harm, significantly older friends or playing truant / going missing.