Child Sexual Exploitation - CSE

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day – March 18th 2017

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of abuse. It is the exploitation of children and young people being forced or manipulated into sexual activity. Any child can be exploited no matter what their gender, culture, ethnicity or background. CSE can be through inappropriate relationships, peer on peer exploitation, online or through organised networks

At Mid Sussex District Council we are working towards a campaign to raise awareness of safeguarding and CSE in our communities. We want to make Mid Sussex a safer place for our children to grow up and as a Council and Community we can disrupt and deter those who place our children at risk by knowing the signs, being aware and showing our commitment to safeguarding children and young people.

West Sussex County Council, Safer West Sussex Partnership and Sussex Police have produced a range of guidance for communities, parents and schools to help us identify and report CSE. You can view and download these guides here https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/child-sexual-exploitation/

If you have a concern about a Child who may be experiencing CSE please call Sussex Police on 101 or MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 01403 229900 mash@westsussex.gcsx.gov.uk

In the coming months we will be sharing our developing campaign with you all but for now on National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day lets as a community show our commitment to stopping CSE #HelpingHands #CSEDay2017