#Look Closer

01 February 2020

Exploited children & young people don't always look vulnerable and may not act like victims'. 

The Children's Society is running a campaign from 9th-13th March 2020 as part of their Prevention Programme, working with British Transport Police, East Midlands Special Operations Unit and Forces region-wide to launch the campaign.

Why #LookCloser? 

We know that public transport such as trams, coaches, trains and buses are used to facilitate the movement of a young person when they are being exploited, that fast food outlets and roadside services may be used for amenities and food stops, and hotels may be places where exploitation is occurring ‘behind closed doors’.

For each child or young person who is being exploited there will be different members of the public and staff working in the service industry who may see them and be in a position to protect them.  However, they may be unaware of the signs that this person may be being exploited and need help…

Read their full blog here, or follow the link to more information about the look closer campaign https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/look-closer where there are a resources to help spot the signs and #lookcloser

Follow the activities happening over the week by searching #lookcloser on twitter or visit @SMP_EastMids @childrenssociety, @BTP, @EMSpecialOps