National CSE day
18th March is National CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) day, which aims to highlight the issues surrounding child sexual exploitation, encouraging everyone to think, identify and speak out against abuse.
The council and partners in Knowsley, including Merseyside Police, are continuing to raise awareness of this sensitive issue by informing, educating and ultimately preventing this form of child sexual abuse which can have devasting effects on the lives of victims and their families.
As part of this work, children and young people, their parents or carers, teachers or professionals working with children are encouraged to visit the listen to my story website – www.listentomystory.co.uk. The listen to my story campaign raises awareness of CSE and importantly, where to get help and support. It also highlights the signs to look-out for including changes in behaviour, unexplained gifts and an increase in mobile phone use or secretive use.
If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.