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.

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE, encouraging everyone to THINK, SPOT and SPEAK OUT AGAINST ABUSE, and adopt a zero tolerance policy to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children, or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day is on 18 March.

NWG Network is a network of 14,500 practitioners working to prevent and tackle CSE and trafficking in the UK, and offers support, advice and training, and uses its influence to shape policy.

NWG is hosting National CSE Awareness Day, and you can find out more on their website. The hashtags #CSEDay18 and #HelpingHands are being use to promote awareness and show support.

People are being invited to pledge their support, and use NWG’s materials to raise awareness.