Tackling child abuse and exploitation

Between 12 – 18 March 2018  there was a national focus on how it is everyone’s responsibility to tackle child abuse, neglect and exploitation and help to keep children safe from harm.

Some people do not report their concerns because they’re not certain of the signs, don’t know where to report, or are worried about being wrong.

Last year, nearly 400,000 children in England were supported because someone noticed they needed help. Reports can be made anonymously to the Local Authority, NSPCC or the Police who can provide the support a child may need.

In Hampshire, through the County Council’s social media channels, the County Council supported the Department for Education’s ‘Together we can tackle child abuse’ campaign which ran between 12 – 18 March 2018.

In similar vein, they supported the charity NWG in promoting Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day on Sunday 18 March 2018.

Please take some time to look at the campaign information online which includes guidance on how to spot the signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation.

You can also encourage others to take notice of the importance of reporting concerns about a child’s wellbeing and safety, by posting your own messages, with links to these campaigns and information, on your personal social media accounts.

Further advice and information, relating to keeping children safe and reporting a concern is available on Hantsweb