National Child Exploitation Awareness Day 2022
Posted on 18th March 2022 at 14:20
The National Child Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation.
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.
Child criminal exploitation is a form of abuse where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child into taking part in criminal activity in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, for the financial advantage or other advantage of the perpetrator.
The safety of Children and Vulnerable Adults is of paramount importance to the Tigers Trust, and we shall continue to do our utmost to help Safeguard Children and Vulnerable Adults in our care.
The Premier League Kicks Targeted Programme has been designed to divert young people away from criminal exploitation by forming trusted relationships with those identified at being at risk.
Here are some of the statistics around the people we have helped through Premier League Kicks Targeted since 2019/20.
Damien Morrison works as a Premier League Kicks Targeted Coordinator for the Trust, and he said that safeguarding is everyone’s business.
He said: “The Tigers Trust work in partnership with different organisations such as Hull City Council’s Vulnerable, Exploited, Missing and Trafficked team around the City of Hull to raise awareness of Child exploitation.
“It’s vitally important to help raise this awareness to help to educate young people on the dangers and signs of exploitation.
“Some of the signs to look out for with exploitation are: changes in behaviour, regular missing appearances, being secretive, if a young person has more money or new personal items.”
You can find out more about National Child Exploitation Awareness Day by visiting: stop-ce.org/
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