Major multi-agency campaign will tackle child sexual exploitation in Rutland and Leicestershire

Leicestershire Police news
Leicestershire Police news

A major, multi-agency campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation is to be launched in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The campaign aims to get everyone who lives and or works in the area to sign an online pledge committing their active support to combat the crime.

Local business and faith leaders, politicians, representatives from industry, commerce, charities and the private sector will join local sports stars, actors and entertainers at a special event tomorrow to formally launch the campaign.

The campaign builds on the progress already made by councils, the police, health and other partners to tackle CSE and it is one of 12 separate multi-agency projects being funded by the area’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader to protect the vulnerable.

Last summer, Sir Clive announced he would make up to £2m available to support creative and innovative multi-agency projects aimed at enhancing the work already being done to tackle CSE.

Anyone who has concerns about child sexual exploitation should call police on 101 for non-emergencies or 999 if they are concerned that a child is in immediate danger.