The issue of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is one that is relevant to our local community and we would encourage all parents to make themselves aware of the risks and dangers around it.

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. This can happen on a peer-to-peer level, in a large group, or as part of a wider, more organised process.

Child Sexual Exploitation Day is on Wednesday 18th March and this event serves as a means of raising awareness of the problem and offer advice and guidance on how to spot the signs and reduce the risks.

Ian Rose, Deputy Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead, said: “We work with a wide range of outside agencies and CSE is one of the topics that we can become involved in. We educate our students on how to keep themselves safe and about more general issues relating to consent, but we also rely on parents to echo and support these messages.”

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