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Web drive to stop child sex exploitation
11:30am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to raise awareness of child sex exploitation across the county.
It provides advice on what to look for and what to do if they suspect anything.
Dorset Police and local safeguarding children boards have joined with the borough councils of Poole and Bournemouth and Dorset County Council.
A young person being picked up or dropped off in cars by unknown adults; appearing under the influence of drugs or alcohol; or having a much older “boyfriend” are some of the signs to look out for.
Detective Inspector Jez Noyce of the child abuse investigation team of Dorset Police said: “We know of fewer than ten cases of sexual exploitation in the county, but this is too many.
“By educating the public, cases can be brought to light earlier.”
Web pages have been created to reach the public. Information is available at dorsetlscb.co.uk/site/uncategorized/new-child-sexual-exploitation-guidance/ or if you have information call Dorset Police on 101, free and anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or your local authority children’s social care office.
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