Drop-in Event to Highlight Signs of Child Sexual Exploitation

child sexual exploitationA powerful national campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and help parents, guardians and carers to spot the signs of abuse is being supported by the Tamworth Community Safety Partnership with a drop-in event at Ankerside Shopping Centre.

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day is designed to inform and educate people about child sexual exploitation and encourage members of the public to think, spot the warning signs and speak out if they have concerns.

Tamworth Community Safety Partnership is supporting the national campaign on Friday March 18 with a drop-in event in Ankerside, where partners will be on hand at an information stand to give out information.

Partners involved in the day will include Tamworth Borough Council’s Play & Education Officer and Police.

The information event will run from 10am to 1pm in the mall outside the Warren James store.

Cllr Stephen Doyle, Cabinet member for Communities & Public Health, said, ”Child sexual exploitation is something we should all guard against and this event will help to give people in Tamworth some of the tools they need to be able to spot the sign of abuse, as well as the knowledge of where to report those concerns.

“We need to work together as a community against child sexual exploitation and I am very pleased that Tamworth Community Safety Partnership is supporting this vital national awareness campaign.”

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