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Friday, September 19th, 2014

Resource to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation

A website has been launched at, which contains information about CSE and how to spot the warning signs.

Child sexual exploitation, CSE, is a crime that can affect any child, anytime, regardless of their social or ethnic background. It is child abuse and involves perpetrators grooming their victims in various ways, such as in person, via mobiles or online, to gain their trust before emotionally and sexually abusing them.

It can take place in many forms, whether through a seemingly consensual relationship, or a young person being forced to have sex in return for some kind of payment, such as drugs, money, gifts or even protection and affection.

Solihull Council has joined forces with neighbouring authorities and West Midlands Police to raise awareness of this shocking and horrific abuse crime.

The enclosed CSE materials are aimed at parents, children/young people, the general public and those working with children and young people.  Please read and distribute / upload onto your website as appropriate.

Through the ‘See Me, Hear me’ campaign we hope to protect children at risk by increasing people’s understanding of child sexual exploitation and how to spot the warning signs in a child’s behaviour.