National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day

18 March 2019

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

Perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) 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, along with Hertfordshire County Council, is supporting this event and encouraging the public to speak out.


In addition, YC Hertfordshire aims to empower young people to develop healthy, appropriate relationships and spot the signs of potential CSE 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 Healthy Relationships programme at

National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day