Over 100 health professionals from all disciplines came together yesterday (17 February) to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
The event, organised in conjunction with Barnardo’s and provider organisations across Sandwell and West Birmingham, aimed to help staff and clinicians spot the signs of exploitation at an early stage.
Delegates had the opportunity to hear a personal account of a family affected by CSE, as well as learn about the latest guidance on all aspects of exploitation, including online grooming, trafficking of children and sexual offences.
We also launched our short educational film, called Know the Signs. Produced in partnership with Chatback, it tells the story of a young person who is being exploited and her journey through health services.