Hear all, see all, tell all says Mick
The National CSE Awareness Day is held today and aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse.
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity in exchange for things such as money, gifts, accommodation, affection or status.
The manipulation or ‘grooming’ process involves befriending children, gaining their trust, and often supplying drugs and alcohol, sometimes over a long period of time, before the abuse begins.
Part of this day is to get people to write a personal pledge on their hands to show support for the national Helping Hands campaign. A photo of the hand will then be posted on social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands to help raise awareness of CSE.
Town boss Mick McCarthy has backed the campaign with his own message that is a play on a Yorkshire saying, 'Hear all, see all, say nowt' changing it to 'Hear all, see all, tell all'.
Further information of the CSE Awareness Day can be found on www.stop-cse.org.