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Warwickshire pubs and eateries offered training in how to spot signs of child explotation

Rugby Editorial 24th Feb, 2024   0

CHILD exploitation awareness training is on offer to pubs and restaurants in Warwickshire this month.

The free training sessions on how to spot the signs of child exploitation are being held in Rugby at the end of February.

Educational theatre company Loudmouth, supported by Warwickshire Safeguarding Team, Barnardo’s and Warwickshire County Council (WCC), will running the sessions.

The training gives participants an insight into the experiences of those affected by child exploitation, helping them to spot signs of sexual and criminal exploitation and understand how they can help.

The session use drama from Loudmouth’s long running ‘Working for Marcus’ education programme to help participants unpick the complexity of the issues in a safe environment.

It is aimed at door staff and anyone working in licensed premises such as a bar, pub, club, restaurant and hotel, and staff working in food shops.

WCC’s community safety spokesman Coun Andy Crump said: “This important free training for people working in licensed premises and food businesses in Warwickshire will bring attention to child exploitation and promote awareness.

“This includes adopting zero tolerance towards adults engaging in inappropriate relationships with children.”

The sessions take place on February 28 and 29 at Rugby College from 4-5.30pm. Email [email protected] to book a place.

Report concerns about child exploitation to Warwickshire Front Door between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, on 01926 414144. Call police on 999 if a child or young person is in immediate danger.

Visit www.somethingsnotright.co.uk to learn more about child exploitation and the support available.

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