Those who work with children and young people within the community or voluntary sector are invited to attend an informal talk on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
The event is free and is being held at Council Chamber, Corby Cube, George Street NN17 1QG on Wednesday 27 September. Refreshments will be provided from 5.30pm, with experts on hand to answer any questions.
The talk itself will be taking place between 6pm and 7pm, and will be covering what CSE is, how to spot the signs, how to report concerns, how communities can help tackle CSE in Northamptonshire as well as information on local initiatives going on to tackle it.
Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
‘Ensuring our children and young people are safe should be a priority and something that we all need to be educated on. This free event will inform those working closely with young residents of what to look out for and how they can help those that could be being exploited.
‘We hope that many people take up this opportunity to speak to experts and book on to the event.’
The event will include presentations from Detective Inspector (D.C.I.) Richard Tompkins of the Police Public Protection Command and DI Kevin Wooldridge head of the RISE (Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation) team.
D.I. Richard Tompkins said of the event: “The devastating impact that sexual exploitation has on children and local communities has been well documented.
‘This is an opportunity to find out the local context and what measures are being undertaken to tackle and prevent CSE in Northamptonshire.
‘Safeguarding is most effective when professionals and the community work closely with each other. We would encourage people to attend the event as the support of the public is absolutely vital to tackle this issue.’
The event is being organised through the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) as a joint initiative between Corby Borough Council, RISE and Northamptonshire County Council.
There will be an opportunity after the event to talk with speakers, CSE specialists and local members of the council as well as to network with other people working in the community within your area.
To book a ticket please visit www.corby.gov.uk/child-sexual-exploitation-cse-awareness-talk