SEROCU supports national CSE awareness day

March 18

Today (18/3), SEROCU will be supporting the pledges made by regional forces in the South East in support of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) awareness day.

Today (18/3), SEROCU will be supporting the pledges made by regional forces in the South East in support of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) awareness day.

Throughout the day the five forces of Hampshire Constabulary, Kent Police, Surrey Police, Sussex Police and Thames Valley Police will be conducting various engagement activities to raise awareness of the day.

The national awareness day aims to highlight theissues surrounding CSE and to encourage everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse. It also aims to stress there is zero tolerance towards inappropriate sexual relationships with children.

CSE is a form of sexual abuse which involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity. This could be in exchange for things such as
things such as money, affection or gifts.

DI Matt Potts, SEROCU’s Regional CSE Co-ordinator, said: “We are pleased to be supporting the national awareness campaign for CSE. It’s important to remember that every child could be at risk of CSE and that is regardless of religion, background, race or gender.

“The regional police forces are conducting various activities to raise awareness and we will be supporting them in this by sharing their messages."

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