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I Didn’t Know … campaign

The Campaign has been set up collaboratively between Southend, Essex and Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Essex Police.  


Inspired by a video project designed and created by the Essex Children in Care Council, it aims to raise awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation across the wider Essex area and support communities understanding of what CSE is, how to recognise it, and what to do to get help and support.


Tackling child sexual exploitation requires a commitment by everyone. Please help us support this campaign. Resources are on this page for you to download and use freely.


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2018 CSE Schools Project: Child Sexual Exploitation & Online Safety


Young people have continually told us that they want schools to be involved on this subject and that providing information about healthy relationships, unhealthy relationships both directly and online, and CSE is really important to them. They see schools as a place they can ask for help and where they have access to trusted adults. All of this we can support further across Essex. In 2016 over 2500 Essex children and young people shared their views during our CSE schools project. We repeated this survey during February 2018. A summary report can be accessed here.

Campaign Resources