Anyone working with children and young people within the community or voluntary sector is invited to attend an event about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), 6 - 7pm on Wednesday 12 July.
The free event will be held at the Borough Council of Wellingborough’s offices at Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, with experts on hand to answer any questions from 5pm.
A talk will go into detail about what CSE actually is, how to spot the signs and report concerns, along with information on local initiatives and how communities can help to tackle the issue in Northamptonshire.
Councillor Peter Morrall, the Borough Council of Wellingborough’s lead adviser on young people said: “We all have a responsibility to safeguard children, so it’s vital that we ensure people know what to look out for and what to do if they suspect something.
“I would urge anyone who works with children in the community and voluntary sector to book a place on this important event as soon as possible, as places are limited.”
The event will also include a presentation from Detective Inspector Richard Tompkins, Head of the Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation (RISE) team and Paula Swain, a Northamptonshire CSE Specialist Nurse.
D.I. Tompkins added: “The devastating impact that sexual exploitation has on children and local communities is well documented."
“This is an opportunity to give a local context and discover what measures are being taken to tackle and prevent CSE in Northamptonshire."
“Safeguarding is most effective when professionals and the community work closely with each other, so we encourage people to attend this event as public support is absolutely vital.”
The event is being organised through the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board as a joint initiative between Wellingborough Council, RISE and Northamptonshire County Council.
There will be an opportunity to network and talk with the speakers, CSE specialists and local members of the council after the event.
To book your place, please visit our Eventbrite page. Places must be booked by 7 July.