Today (Saturday, March 18) the national charity NWG Network is asking everyone to unite against Child Sexual Exploitation.
Derbyshire Police has backed this campaign which highlights Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.
Officers are currently working with partner agencies to spread key messages around CSE by attending multi-agency events across the county as well as promoting the day via social media.
C/Insp Malcolm Bibbings from Derbyshire Police Public Protection Unit said: “The day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE, encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse.
“We are currently working with Derby City and Derbyshire County Council to roll out a learning package in schools relating to Kayleigh’s Love Story.
“This is a film that was produced about a 15 year-old girl that was groomed online and subsequently raped and murdered in 2015.
“The learning package is being delivered to almost every school child aged 11-16 in the county and highlights key CSE messages.”
Anyone with concerns relating to CSE and require further information should visit Derbyshire Police
or visit www.thinkyouknow.co.uk.