Last month, Wokingham Borough Council launched 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.
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 had a stall in Woodley town centre on 31 July 2021 and a number of people came along to ask questions or express an interest in the service and campaign.
The next pop-up event will be held on 26 August 2021 from 9am to 3pm in Wokingham town centre. 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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