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Hard-hitting film to help parents protect their children
1:00pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
Police have released a hard-hitting video featuring local parents whose children have been victims of child sexual exploitation The video was made public on Monday, at the start of Bradford Safeguarding Week and forms part of West Yorkshire Police’s ongoing campaign ‘Know the Signs’ putting parents on their guard.
The Force has worked in partnership with charity Pace (Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation) to record familes’ experiences and raise awareness of the issues.
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable, Ingrid Lee is leading the campaign says ther personal recollections should be of real benefit to others and added: “What is clear from this video is the heartache and torment attached to this crime and the importance of tackling it at the earliest possible opportunity.
“We want those who are affected by these terrible offences to realise that they are not alone and that there is lots of help out there for them.
“The Force continues to work side by side with local authorities, organisations and charities to tackle child sexual exploitation and we are absolutely committed to facing this head on.”
Gill Gibbons, Chief Executive of Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation said: “The quicker a child is helped the more likely it will be that they can be protected from terrible risks.”
To find out more about West Yorkshire Police Child Sexual Exploitation campaign and see the video go to westyorkshire.police.uk/cse - Pace is at paceuk.info.