EVERYONE has a role to play in raising awareness of child exploitation. Help us raise awareness
The National Child Exploitation Awareness Day highlights the issues surrounding child exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse.
SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS
As an organisation, like many others the NWG now views child sexual exploitation (CSE) through the lens of a broader understanding of child exploitation, encompassing criminal exploitation, trafficking, modern slavery and other forms of adolescent vulnerability. This does not diminish the importance of CSE, it is critical that we take learning from the last 5 years and apply where appropriate to other forms of exploitation.
This has led the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership to develop its Adolescent Safety Framework, more information on which can be found here
The NWG have chosen 5 key messages for 18 March 2021, and each of these are foundations of our approach to our Adolescent Safety Framework.
FAMILIES CAN BE SAFEGUARDING PARTNERS
THE TIME TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IS CRUCIAL
EXPLOITATION AND ITS IMPACT DOES NOT STOP BECAUSE YOU TURN 18
EXPLOUTATION IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST CSE, THING ABOUT CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION, COUNTY LINES, TRAFFICKING AND MODERN SLAVERY
COMMUNITIES CAN TACKLE EXPLOITATION.
Practitioners and leaders within the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership are supporting the campaign by writing and sharing personal pledges on their hands #HelpingHands and #CEADay21 to help the NWG and Plymouth raise awareness of child exploitation and talk about our response.