The More You Know, The More You See

The more you know, the more you see

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of child abuse.

It is complex and can manifest itself in different ways. Essentially, it involves children and young people receiving something – for example, accommodation, drugs, gifts, or affection – as a result of them performing sexual activities, or having others perform sexual activities on them.

It can occur without physical contact when children are groomed to post sexual images of themselves on the internet.

What is the aim of our campaign?

  • To develop a Lancashire branded online and social media CSE campaign.

What are the objectives of our campaign?

  • To raise awareness of warning signs and risk factors of CSE so that young people and practitioners feel more informed to recognise it and act on it.
  • To promote understanding of grooming/coercion so that children/young people’s behaviour is not dismissed as rebellious or consenting to the abuse.
  • To promote the scale of the issue and the work of the partner agencies to address it.

How will we evaluate our campaign?

  • The number of referrals and self-reporting of CSE.
  • The number of schools taking up the free school resources in Lancashire.
  • The number of visitors to the www.trusted2know.co.uk website.
  • The number of views on Facebook and tweets on Twitter.

Case studies

The More You Know

Learn how Child Sexual Exploitation can affect young people by visiting the Lancashire Constabulary website to read the case studies of:

Trust Ed

Trust Ed website provides young people in Lancashire with information on a wide range of crime-related issues from drugs and alcohol to bullying and e-safety.