09 March 2017
This year, CSE Awareness Day will be held on the 18th March. A fantastic opportunity for groups involved in the fight against CSE to raise awareness, improve understanding and reach out to young people affected by the issue, CSE Awareness Day is a very important date in our calendar.
This year, Rose will be even more active than usual. We’re going to be getting out and about in Norwich city centre, talking to the public and doing our best to combat CSE and show support to young people affected by the issue. If you want to get involved in CSE Awareness Day, or if you just want to learn a little more about CSE prevention, here’s some more information about the all important event.
What is CSE Awareness Day?
CSE Awareness Day is a call for everyone to unite in the fight against CSE. Like the NWG Network, the group that organises the event, we believe that it takes an entire community to stop CSE for good. The more people who are aware of the issue, and the more who really understand CSE and how it affects young people, the better. Educational events will be taking place in schools, youth groups and clubs across the UK and social media campaigns will be running in the weeks around the 18th March to ensure as many people as possible are aware of the event.
Rose and CSE Awareness Day
This year we’re going to be out and about on CSE Awareness Day talking to people in our community. We’ll be based in the Haymarket, opposite Primark, and will be handing out information about CSE and talking to anyone who wants to find out more about the issue.
To show our support for young people who’ve been affected by CSE, we’ll be asking the public to write supportive and encouraging messages on hand shaped stickers. We’ll then join these hands together to form the shape of a tree. This will be displayed on the stall to show young people that the general public really does care about CSE and how it impacts on the community.
We also have permission from the local council to do a street collection in aid of the Rose Project. This will be taking place in Gentleman’s Walk and the Haymarket and will give us even more opportunities to raise awareness of the event.
There are lots of ways that you can get involved in CSE Awareness Day. If you don’t have time to come down and talk to us in Norwich, you can show your support by posting your photo on social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands to help us raise awareness of CSE or join the Thunder Clap, a campaign that aims to promote a zero tolerance approach to CSE.
To find out more about CSE Awareness Day, or to support the Rose Project, have a look round our website or give us a call on 0808 800 1037.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @RoseProjectOrg and the NWG @NatWorGroup and look out for #CSEDay2017.