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Child Sexual Exploitation – Information for Parents

Tackling child sexual exploitation is a top priority for the Wirral Safeguarding Children Board and the partnership.

A number of high profile cases have highlighted the need for vigilance from all of us, and not just those in statutory safeguarding services. We all need to be more aware of the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and identify children and young people who are at risk.


Awareness Raising Information for Child Sexual Exploitation

The Merseyside safeguarding children boards in partnership with Merseyside Police have developed a website dedicated to raising awareness of child sexual exploitation. The website is a ‘one stop shop’ for information and advice about Child Sexual Exploitation whether you are a professional, child or young person, parent or carer, or a member of the public.

Barnardo’s have published a spotting the signs leaflet for parents which can be downloaded below:

Spot the signs parents PDF

Access to Free e-Learning

PACE (Parents Against Sexual Exploitation) is an organisation who primarily work with parents whose children are victims of, or at risk of being sexually exploited. PACE also provides information, support and training for professionals. PACE have developed a free to access e-learning module about Child Sexual Exploitation which is useful for parents, professionals and members of the wider community to understand Child Sexual Exploitation and become more aware of the signs. The e-learning and further information from PACE can be accessed by following the link below:


Online Safety Advice for Young People