The Safeguarding Partnership Board is joining forces with multiple agencies in Jersey to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) - as part of a national awareness day on Friday 18th March.

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Niall McClure, Volunteer Chair of the Jersey Crimestoppers committee pledges his support, encouraging the public to 'Speak Up Anonymously' with any information about CSE.

[Photo courtesy of Dave Ferguson, Jersey Evening Post]

Friday 18th March – National Awareness Day

Agencies in Jersey have come together to ensure that the dangers of CSE are highlighted to children, young people, parents and carers.  On Friday 18th March, representative from various safeguarding agencies will be in St. Helier to provide advice and information and to help raise awareness of CSE in the Island:

Friday 18th March

 

11am to 2pm and 3pm to 5pm

Two stalls in town, next to Jack Wills and Boots resourced by MASH, Barnardo’s, Brook and Jersey Youth Service

5pm to 7pm

Jersey Youth Service will be at Millennium Park

6:30pm onwards

Jersey Youth Service will be at Springfield Stadium

What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of child abuse where the victim is given something - food, money, drugs, alcohol, gifts - in exchange for sexual activity with the abuser.  Offenders target vulnerable young people and use their power - physical, financial, emotional etc. - over the child to sexually abuse them. It can affect any child, anytime, anywhere – regardless of their social or ethnic background.

Speak Up Anonymously

If you are concerned about a young person who may be involved in CSE please contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using our Anonymous Online Form.  

You can also pledge your support and post your photo on social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands to help raise awareness of CSE.

Help and advice in Jersey

States of Jersey Police

612612

MASH (Multiagency Support Hub)

519000

Barnados

510546

Brook

507981

NSPCC Jersey

738143

YES Project

280530