National Child Exploitation Awareness Day 2020

18 March 2020

Wednesday 18 March is National Child Exploitation Awareness Day which encourages everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse (including sexual abuse) and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.

YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People, along with Hertfordshire County Council, is supporting this event and encouraging the public and organisations that work with children and young people to look out for the signs and symptoms that a young person is being exploited.

Perpetrators of child exploitation can be male or female, come from any ethnic background and be any age. Research acknowledges that boys and young men, as well as girls and young women can be sexually exploited.

YC Hertfordshire aims to empower young people to develop healthy, appropriate relationships and spot the signs of potential exploitation through its Healthy Relationships Programme, delivered through its youth projects across the county and in the schools it works with.

You can find out more about the YC Hertfordshire Healthy Relationships Programme here:

Healthy relationships programme information for professionals and parents and carers.

Young people can get full details of our Healthy Relationships projects here:

Healthy relationships project information for young people


For further information on the national campaign against child exploitation visit