Lead by the National Working Group, National Child Exploitation Awareness Day on 18th March, aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children exploiting and abusing their peers.
See the NWG website for suggestions on how you can show your support for the day.
Explore our information on Child Exploitation which provides an overview of the different types of child exploitation and resources aimed at supporting practitioners who are working with children and young people who may be at risk of exploitation.
Today we are also reminding practitioners that boys and young men are often overlooked as victims of child sexual exploitation. They are also less likely to report abuse or exploitation themselves, therefore practitioners need to be aware of the signs and indicators of abuse that boys may exhibit.
You can also help us support this day by reposting our messages on Twitter and Facebook from @LeedsSCP.