The Chief Constable of Humberside Police, Justine Curran, is working with the High Sheriff of East Riding, Gail Mettyear, to engage with the force and other agencies in raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and promote positive choices for young people in the area.
Funding has been secured for the Humberside area, thanks to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) who has been supportive from the start, to drive a public facing campaign across the force.
Humberside are making a stance to demonstrate these crimes will not be tolerated and actions will be taken to help protect victims, identify and prosecute offenders and raise awareness amongst the general public to prevent further offences.
What is the aim of the Humberside CSE campaign?
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness across the Humberside force area of the signs of CSE. It will raise public awareness and understanding of the signs to look out for by targeting different audiences with suitable materials. Leaflets and other marketing materials will be made available for distribution across the area to supplement the campaign. Billboards and outdoor media will go up across the whole of the Humberside force area from the end of October to November 2014.
For more information, you can also read four individual experiences of those who have been affected by CSE.
Humberside CSE campaign events
Official launches will take place in each unitary authority. Key speakers will address audiences that consist of local organisations and agencies who can help spread the message.
These events will be held at:
- Grimsby and Scunthorpe on Thursday 6 November 2014
- Goole on Friday 7 November 2014
- Hull and Bridlington on Monday 10 November 2014
Tell us what you know, not who you are
Crimestoppers is here to reassure the public that they can report information about this crime by contacting us anonymously on 0800 555 111, or using our Anonymous Online Form. We guarantee all callers and website users anonymity, and have done so for over 26 years.
A huge thank you must be passed to Naomi Walker from the Lancashire PCC office for creating the artwork for the campaign.