Child Sexual Exploitation – Parents’ Awareness Day
Parents are being urged to familiarise themselves with the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) as part of the ‘It’s not okay’ campaign. CSE is a priority for all local safeguarding children boards in the region and the ‘It’s not okay’ website and campaign has been put together by Project Phoenix - a unique collaboration of public and third sector partners throughout Greater Manchester including Tameside Council.
An online question and answer session with a parent of a child who has experienced CSE will form part of a Child Sexual Expolitation Parents’ Awareness Day being held on 13 May. Parents can follow the session or ask questions via an anonymous online portal at www.itsnotokay.co.uk. There is also useful information on spotting the signs of CSE and getting help at www.itsnotokay.co.uk/parents/
The key message to remember is that child sexual exploitation is NEVER the young person’s fault. Abusers are very clever in the way they manipulate their victims. Parents can help support the #Itsnotokay campaign by following on social media – Facebook at www.facebook.com/notokaygm and Twitter www.twitter.com@notokaygm - and sharing the messages.