London,
18
March
2016
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16:32
Europe/Amsterdam

City Corporation and Hackney Council join forces for CSE Awareness Day

Local authorities work together to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation

The City of London Corporation and City & Hackney Safeguarding Children Board are uniting against child sexual exploitation for the 2nd National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day today [18 March 2016].

The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE.

The joint campaign encourages everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance approach to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children.

As part of the campaign, posters will be displayed at Liverpool Street and Cannon Street stations as well as at other points across the City over the next four weeks.

Dhruv Patel, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Community & Children’s Services Committee, said: “The City of London Corporation takes the issues of exploitation and CSE very seriously and we want to show the City’s support in tackling this difficult issue. Our duty of care to families, children, young people and residents in the City means we’re keen to lead the way in showing people what signs to look out for and what to do about it.”

Jim Gamble, Chair of the City & Hackney Safeguarding Children Board said:

“Everyone can play a part in helping to keep our children and young people safer whether at home, in care, online or on our streets. Our combined efforts are therefore focusing on ensuring people know what to look for and what to do if they see or hear something that causes them concern. Doing nothing is simply not an option for anyone. “

ENDS

For more information on CSE day please visit stop-cse.org

Anyone worried about a young person can phone the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or, if they prefer, they can email for advice: help@nspcc.org.uk. The free phone line, which can be called anonymously, is open 24 hours a day, with specialists on hand to discuss concerns.