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Child Sexual Exploitation Listen To My Story

What is Listen to My Story?

Listen to My StoryListen to my Story aims to raise awareness of the signs and vulnerabilities of Child Sexual Exploitation. It is a Merseyside wide campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and to educate our communities about the signs and vulnerabilities of CSE. The campaign has its own website which includes helpful advice and information and real stories from children and young people who have been victims.

To go to the Listen to My Story website click the link here

Real Life Stories, Real Life Experiences

What Is Child Sexual Exploitation?

Child sexual exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.

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Resources Available on Listen to My Story website can be found here

  • Safeguarding child and young people is everyone’s responsibility. Get involved and do what you can to spread awareness of this issue and show your support for our campaign
  • Put off potential abusers from using your business by displaying our posters and demonstrating that your business is committed to supporting our work to tackle child sexual exploitation
  • If you are a professional who works with child and young people on a daily basis, display the young person posters in your organisation and the professional posters in staff rooms and toilets
  • If you are a young person worried about CSE ask your school or college to download the awareness raising posters to be displayed

For more information about child sexual exploitation visit the following organisation’s websites:

Barnardo’s     NHS     APP College of Policing      CEOP     Catch 22    NSPCC    NWG Network    Wirral SCB     Stop CSE   PACE

If you have any concerns about CSE for yourself or for someone else and you are in immediate danger call 999. Or you can call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously or Merseyside Police on 101.

You can also contact The Integrated Front Door by phoning 0151 606 2008 between the hours of 09:00 – 17:00pm or out of hours on 0151 677 6557 or email [email protected] .