National Child Exploitation Awareness Day

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National Child Exploitation Awareness Day


On March 18, we want the world to unite against child exploitation.

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.

The National Child Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children exploiting and abusing their peers.

NWG are committed to the fight against CSE & CE and supporting victims and their families who are subjected to child exploitation. But they cannot succeed without the support of people like you. 

Together, we can work to inform, educate and prevent child abuse within the UK.


There are various ways you can show your support

Write and share a pledge

Write a personal pledge on your hands to show support for our Helping Hands campaign. Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #HelpingHands and #CEADay21 to help us raise awareness of CSE and wider exploitation.

Display Our Campaign

… and help to raise awareness of Child Exploitation by displaying our banners and posters – designed to encourage participation in the National CE Awareness Day – together we can raise awareness and deter child exploitation.

Downloading copies of our campaign is simple, we have a variety of media available to help you raise awareness with us, from posters and banners to simply displaying our logo.



Show your support on social media use #HelpingHands and #CEADay21. If you can, please make a donation in support of our work.

Please Donate to The NWG Network

It costs approximately £320,000 per annum to keep our service running. By making a donation today, you can fund our work to train and advise organisations that support so many victims of CSE.

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Children do disclose but we don’t hear those disclosures and on average, it takes 7 years for young people to disclose sexual abuse.2


Child sexual exploitation has many guises