South Yorkshire launches county wide CSE Campaign
The office of South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has made it clear that tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a key priority. This was supported by the launching of a a public awareness campaign on Tuesday 4th February 2014 at the Rotherham United New York Stadium. The campaign involved partnership working with South Yorkshire Police, all four local councils, Crimestoppers, the National Working Group (NWG), South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the National Health Service (NHS).
The focus on raising awareness started with billboards going up across the whole of South Yorkshire, followed by the official launch where leaflets and other marketing materials will be made available for distribution across the county to supplement the campaign.
The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness across South Yorkshire to the heinous crime of CSE. South Yorkshire is committed to preventing child sexual abuse, helping victims and bringing offenders to justice. It will raise the public’s awareness and understanding of the signs of CSE by targeting different audiences with suitable materials.
- Raise the public’s awareness in South Yorkshire to CSE, to its various forms and to the tell-tale signs to look out for.
- Raise the awareness of specific targeted groups to CSE and the tell-tale signs – including hoteliers, B&B owners, leisure centre staff, etc.
- Raise the awareness of potential victims to CSE and how to avoid becoming a victim.
- Encourage reporting of concerns, intelligence and crimes.
Crimestoppers is here to reassure the public that they can report this and contact us anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or using our Anonymous Online Form, to provide information about crime. We guarantee all callers and website users anonymity, and have done so for over 25 years now.
A huge thank you must be passed to Naomi Walker from the Lancashire PCC office for creating the artwork for the campaign.