Derbyshire County Council Community Safety Team and our partners involved in the Derbyshire Safeguarding Childrens Board are once again backing the national campaign about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) called “Say Something if you See Something”. The campaign is aimed at local authorities and organisations who work with young people as well as businesses including hotels, B&Bs, takeaways and taxi firms and provides advice about CSE.
The Government definition of child sexual exploitation says: “Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.”
The poster (link below) contains contact details if you have any concerns or any further questions