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National Child Sexual Exploitation Day 2019

National Child Sexual Exploitation Day 2019

Today is CSE Awareness Day. This is an annual awareness day which has been running for 5 years. The day is in aid of raising awareness about child exploitation and aims to highlight the issues of surrounding CSE encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse.

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or pressure of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.

The NWG organisation are committed to fighting against child sexual exploitation and supporting victims and families who are going through traumatic times.

Research by the NSPCC has identified that 1 in 20 children have been sexually abused. 90% of them by someone they knew. However, of the 43,000 children in England who are subject to a child protection plan at any given time, only around 5% are on a plan for sexual abuse.

More than one in three children (34%) who experienced contact sexual abuse from a peer did not tell anyone about it. Situations like this need to be raised, to make more children and young people aware of sexual abuse and what to do and who they can speak to if they feel at threat.

‘Say something if you see something’ Help to improve the chances of young people being heard and to sexual abuse and trafficking through awareness of CSE.

 

 

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This job is probably one of my favourites. Every day is different, every day has new challenges and every day has new rewards. It’s not always easy but each challenge you go through with the child bonds you and makes you both stronger for each other.

Foster Carer
Foster Carer

We have been fostering for the last 8 years and feel proud to be a part of the Sunbeam family. At the beginning, we thought it’s a tough job, but the skills to foster initial training and the whole assessment procedure to become a carer was interesting, and it gave us both a broad insight into both the tough and rewarding side of what we were likely to encounter.

Hannah and Kashif
Hannah and Kashif

“Fostering is a rewarding experience as it allows you to actually make a difference for a child/young person. I feel happy being able to make such a difference whether it is for one day or several years.”

Asma
Asma

“When they told me that I had been approved for fostering, well I just cried. I was an emotional wreck and was so happy that I just couldn’t hold back my very, very, happy tears.”

Karen Thorn
Karen Thorn