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BATTLING EXPLOITATION: The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit raising awareness of exploitation this week

BATTLING EXPLOITATION: The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit raising awareness of exploitation this week

 

The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit raising awareness of exploitation this week.

The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit launched #WMExploitationWeek, a week-long regional campaign raising awareness of all forms of exploitation, coinciding with National Exploitation Awareness Day on 18th March.

Over the week, the WM VRU will be sharing information across Facebook and Twitter (@WestMidsVRU) on how to spot the signs of abuse and where to seek support.

The campaign takes on a collaborative approach by bringing together key partners and organisations working to tackle exploitation in the region. Embedded within the communications for the week are materials from the #EyesOpen campaign, co-ordinated by West Midlands Police and the #LookCloser campaign, run by the Children’s Society.

Waheed Saleem, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner said, “We are determined to support communities and organisations to better identify exploitation, to take prompt and effective action to stop harm from occurring, and to support victims to recover.

“We hope this campaign will better equip the region with the knowledge and tools required to safeguard our children and young people.

“There is a lot of work being done across the West Midlands aimed at tackling exploitation and abuse. We want to ensure there is widespread connectivity across the sector to encourage a collaborative and joint approach benefitting from shared learning and resources.


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