The campaign aims to raise awareness of the signs to look out for and what actions people can take to help address child sexual exploitation and prevent it from taking place. The evnt is uspported by Richard Roberts - Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Hertfordshire County Council,  Phil Picton - Chair, Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board, David Lloyd - Police and Crime Commissioner and Michelle Dunn - Assistant Chief Constable, Hertfordshire Constabulary.         

 

Under the multi-agency identity ‘Halo’, The Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board, has produced a series of hard hitting posters along with information packs for hotels, licensed premises and taxi firms.

 

The material gives advice on the signs to look for and what actions to take if staff in these businesses suspect that a child or young person is being sexually exploited. Our campaign also aims to inform professionals, parents and children about behaviour that is tragically becoming prominent in many parts of the country.

 

The launch event for ‘Say something if you see something’ will take place from 10am to 11:30am on Wednesday 19 November at the Novotel, Stevenage and will provide an insight into the challenges facing local authorities and the police as we share important guidance to keep our county’s children safe. It is vitally important that we take a collaborative approach to tackling this important issue and we would be grateful if you could join us as we present a united front against sexual exploitation in Hertfordshire.

The Novotel is based in Knebworth Park, SG1 2AX.

Please RSVP to edward.blackwell@hertfordshire.gov.uk to confirm your attendance.