Posted: Monday 17th July 2017
Do you worry what your child will be doing while not at school all day? Watch this video from Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Constabulary to see if you can spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.
The video tells the story of a 15 year old girl who is befriended on Facebook by someone she has never met and goes on to meet him alone. The video also tackles issues such as sexting and drugs and alcohol.
Parents, carers and anyone who works with young people should view the video to help get a greater understanding of the issue out in to the community.
Hertfordshire County Council is working together with the Police and our partners to encourage businesses, schools and community groups to prevent sexual exploitation across Hertfordshire. CSE is happening at different levels across the UK. Although there is little evidence of organised CSE in Hertfordshire, we must not be complacent. Hertfordshire County Council is taking every possible step to ensure children in Hertfordshire are able to grow up in a safe environment.
If you suspect a young person is falling victim to child sexual exploitation - you can report it by calling the police on 101, contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 (to make an anonymous report), or contacting Childline on 0800 1111.
For more information visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/cse