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Safeguarding team show support for CSE Awareness Day

cse 18th marchThe Trust’s Safeguarding staff will be supporting National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day on Sunday 18th March by taking part in a public engagement and networking event on Friday 16th March in New Square, West Bromwich from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

Safeguarding staff will be attending the event alongside other health and local authority professionals such as Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG and Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust. Together the organisations plan to inform and educate members of the public around CSE, signs and symptoms and how to report suspected cases of CSE.

There will also be a twitter discussion set to take place on the @WeSchoolNurses twitter account from 12.00 (midday) on Friday 16th March. You can get involved with the chat by visiting the twitter account or using #CSESuperhero in your tweets.

Child sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.

The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.