Are you concerned that a young person you know is being exploited or groomed, or are you a young person who is worried about your own relationship or that of a friend? Are you worried about the dangers of social media or mobile phones in particular and want to help a young person stay safe online?
Child exploitation affects many children and young people every year, however it can often go unnoticed and the signs can be hard to read.
We will be holding a live Facebook chat (www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision) on Wednesday October 11, 2017, from 7 to 9pm where advisers who specialise in child protection from Police Scotland, all three local authority areas across the North East and the charity Barnardo’s will be on hand to answer any questions you might have or to assist with concerns.
The chat is part of a month-long awareness scheme among
partners aimed at tackling the issue of child trafficking and to ensure everyone plays their part in tackling such crime.
We will also be posting advice on the night to explain exactly what exploitation and trafficking is and tips to help young people be aware, stay alert and keep safe.
We understand it can be difficult to talk about such a sensitive topic and it might be hard to know exactly what to ask. No topic will be off limits though and we will also have a private message function switched on during the evening if you want to ask a question in confidence.
Corporate Communications – North
North East Division Headquarters
Tel: 01224 306432
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