Protecting children and young people from harm
Protecting children and young people from harm is a priority for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Gwent Police.
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.
National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Raising Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding child sexual exploitation, encouraging everyone to spot the signs and speak out against abuse.
Child sexual exploitation is devastating and has a significant impact on children, their families and communities. It’s important to make sure that children and young people are aware of the dangers and are always encouraged to talk to someone they trust if they’re worried or concerned.
The NSPCC offers advice and support along with information on how to recognise the signs of abuse. For more information: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/
Help and support for victims is vital to ensure the well-being of young people is put first. Local organisation New Pathways offers support, advice and counselling services to children and young people affected by sexual abuse.
Call: 01685 379 310
To report an incident dial 101 for non-emergency matters or 999 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
You can also follow Gwent Police on social media @gwentpolice where you can also make an online crime report.