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Speak out against child sexual exploitation

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TOWN Hall chiefs at Warrington are encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse as part of National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day.
The day takes place on Monday and will see the borough council joining partners across the region in highlighting the issues surrounding CSE, promoting a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children, or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.
Joining together to highlight the issues surrounding CSE, will encourage everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse, and show that everyone has a role to play in raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation.
Cllr Jean Carter, the council’s lead member for Children’s Services said: “We all have a duty to protect those who are most vulnerable within our communities. Every day we continue to work hard to protect children and to ensure the appropriate advice, support and safeguarding is in place for them.
“It is important to remember there is never one type of victim or offender and that child sexual exploitation can happen to anyone.  The impact this type of crime can have on a child is absolutely devastating and can have a long lasting and significant effect on all those involved.
“CSE Awareness Day provides an opportunity for all of us to focus on this very important issue.  Safeguarding children is everyone’s business, and I urge you to show your support for this campaign, be alert, and help raise awareness. If we work together, we can prevent the sexual exploitation of young people.
“The council and its partners are committed to the fight again CSE and supporting victims and their families who are subjected to child sexual exploitation.  But they cannot succeed without the support of communities.”

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