Children being groomed, particularly online through social media platforms and gaming sites, is a growing threat in society.
We must all do what we can to tackle this appalling crime which sees vulnerable young people deliberately targeted and preyed upon for sexual purposes.
It only took 15 days for 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood to be groomed online, meet a man she had been talking to on Facebook and raped and murdered. Stop another family losing a child in this way.
Commit to doing what you can by signing our CEASE (commitment to eradicate abuse and sexual exploitation) pledge.
So far 6113 have committed to doing what they can.
You can show your support in the following ways:
- Sign our online pledge
- Add our CEASE twibbon to your social media profile
- Text CEASE to 87007 (texts will be charged at your standard message rate)
- Sign a CEASE hand
- Send a CEASE hand selfie to LeicsPolice via Snapchat.
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
Signs of child sexual exploitation
There are many signs you can look out for if you are worried a child is being abused or sexually exploited.
CEASE for parents
Information for parents on the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), and what you can do if you have any concerns.
CEASE for businesses
Information for businesses on the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), and what you can do if you have any concerns.
Leading children’s charity backs Kayleigh’s Love Story
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Kayleigh’s Love Story shortlisted for national award
It is a finalist in the Social Screen category of the Clarion Awards run by EVCOM
Thousands commit to help stop child sexual abuse
More than 5,000 people have signed the CEASE pledge