What is child abuse? Child abuse is when someone harms a child or young person. Abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual. It can also include neglect.
| 22 March 2013
LGA national conversation on child sexual exploitation: They want to hear from you .
The LGA recently launched its campaign to protect children from sexual exploitation and wants to hear your views on how this is done. The LGA believes that councils – through their staff, councillors, partnerships and links with communities – can play a key role in tackling this terrible crime.
Your ideas and suggestions will inform a set of resources to support councils, to be published in the summer. LGA is seeking ideas on how to improve the 'three Rs' which we think are vital to protecting children from sexual exploitation. These are: • Realise – helping people realise that it could happen in their area, increase their understanding of the issues, and bust the myths. • Recognise – helping and encouraging people to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation. • React – making people aware of what action to take if they do spot the signs.
Also what other things people or organisations can do to address the problem ? This campaign is being supported by: Office of Children's Commissioner, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE), The Children's Society, PACE UK – Parents against child sexual exploitation, Barnardo's and the Association of Independent Local Safeguarding Children Board Chairs.