Merseyside Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) are launching a campaign “Listen To My Story”, to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Merseyside Police, a statutory partner within all of the LSCBs, have assisted in co-ordinating this campaign across the Merseyside sub-region.
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that often involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity in exchange for things such as money, food, drugs, gifts, accommodation, affection or status. CSE does not always involve ‘giving’ something to a young person; it can be exploiting a young person through making them feel scared of the consequences if they don’t do what another person wants them to do.
For more information about child sexual exploitation and how you can help to keep children and young people safe, please visit the new dedicated website at www.listentomystory.co.uk
Safeguarding vulnerable children and young people is the responsibility of all public agencies.