CNWL CAMHS pledge their support for National Child Exploitation Day
15 March 2019
Monday 18 March marks National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day, a day to unite and ‘say something if you see something’.
The day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.
Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams have already pledged their support.
Thomas Webster, CNWL Named Nurse, Safeguarding Children’s Team in Harrow says: “It’s really important that all staff who might come into contact with children and families can recognise the signs of CSE and know what to do if they see them. Our CNWL Named Nurse team are always available for advice and support.”
What is the definition of Child Sexual Exploitation?
Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.
How can you support?
- 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 #CSEDay19 to help us raise awareness of CSE.
Visit the Stop CSE website to find out how you can support and download resources to display.