This month, Wokingham Borough Council are launching a new campaign, Let’s Talk About X, to raise awareness and understanding about child exploitation.
The prevention and youth justice service want to help residents understand the risk of children being exploited for criminal or sexual gain, including ‘county lines’.
The people that exploit children and young people do not discriminate based on race, gender or socio-economic status, so it is important that families from all walks of life understand and recognise the signs.
The service is delivering a series of pop up events across the borough to raise awareness, and the first of these will take place at the market in Woodley Town Centre on Saturday 31 July 2021 from 10am to 3pm.
Come along and find out more, have your questions answered and get advice about where you can access additional support if the issue of child exploitation is affecting you, a family member, or anyone you know.
Details of further events will be made available in due course via the council website and Facebook page.
“I am really pleased to see that we are engaging and educating our communities about this important issue” said Cllr Graham Howe, executive member for children’s services. “No-one is immune to child exploitation, so it is vital that everyone who has contact with children and young people be aware of the signs so that we can prevent further harm.”
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