Saturday 18 March is Stop CSE Awareness Day and the Council of the Isles of Scilly’s Children’s Services department have teamed up with the local police to raise awareness about child sexual abuse.
Zoe was joined in the studio on Friday morning by PC Mat Crowe, Helen McGuinness and Jennie Woodcock to talk about CSE Day and child sexual exploitation.
In the week following CSE Day, the Children’s Services staff and PC Mat Crowe will have more activities to promote and raise awareness of child sexual exploitation.
PC Mat Crowe will be attending an evening at the Youth Hub on Monday 20 March and talking to the young people about CSE and keeping themselves safe.
On Thursday 23 March the Council’s Children’s Services staff and police will be taking to the main street in Hugh Town to hand out leaflets and talk to the public about CSE. The team will be there from 11am onwards.
A national campaign is gaining momentum to raise awareness of CSE. The campaign on social media is encouraging members of the public to write a personal pledge on your hand to show support for the Helping Hands campaign. You can post your photos on social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands and #CSEDay2017 to help raise awareness of CSE.
Please take the opportunity to find out more about this important issue by joining in with the above activities or visit the national Stop CSE website: www.stop-cse.org/national-child-exploitation-awareness-day
For more information on CSE you find out more about CSE on the Devon and Cornwall Police’s website: www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/cse which has lots of information. You can log onto www.childline.org.uk for more information or call them on 0800 1111. You can listen to Zoe's interview in full on CSE below.