Thursday 18th March is National Child Exploitation Awareness Day #CEADay21
We are joining with thousands of organisations and individuals to pledge to raise awareness about child exploitation and to support victims.
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.
Any child can be exploited no matter what culture, ethnicity, religion, whether a boy or a girl from any background.
Write a personal pledge on your hands to show support for our Helping Hands campaign. Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands and #CEADay21 to help us raise awareness of CSE and wider exploitation.
The Reality of Online Sexual Abuse – A documentary
This short documentary, produced by students on the Media Learning Company course at City College Norwich, looks at the reality of online grooming and some of the key signs to look out for. Includes interviews with Norfolk Police and The Rose Project, and a dramatisation that shows how online sexual exploitation can begin.
Help & Support
For children and young people
Anyone with concerns about child exploitation can call Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or 999 if you think a child is in immediate danger.
If you are a child or young person worried or upset talk to an adult you know well and trust.
If you don’t have anyone you can talk to, you can call ChildLine for free. You can talk about any problem and there will always be someone there to help you. Call 0800 1111 or online via www.childline.org.uk. There is also lots of information on the ChildLine website about online and other forms of exploitation, your rights around sex and relationships, sexting, self harm and many other topics.
If you concerned you are being exploited online report directly to CEOP via www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre
For more information about online exploitation visit CEOP ‘Thinkuknow’ website here.
Parents/carers can visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre’s (CEOP) ‘Thinkuknow’ website for parents/carers here for more information.
If you are concerned about someone’s behaviour towards your child, you can report this directly to CEOP via www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre.
Parents/carers can visit Child Sexual Exploitation | Norfolk Constabulary for further information and links to support and advice services
Information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
Contact ‘Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE)’ helpline 0113 240 3040 or visit their website here.