#LookCloser Learning Programme 7-18 March 2022

Over the next fortnight there will be a lot of activity from partners raising awareness of exploitation.

The Children’s Society’s Prevention Programme have put together a Learning Programme highlighting the work that is done to tackle child exploitation and harm.

All sessions are free of charge and will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. The timetable below has links to the Eventbrite booking page for each event, where tickets can be booked. There are limited spaces for each session, so please sign up at your earliest opportunity to guarantee your place.

You can join as many of the sessions as you like throughout the weeks. Unless otherwise stated, all of our sessions have been designed to be relevant to multiple professional audiences and stakeholders.

#LookCloser for businesses

Do you work in retail, transport, hospitality, banking sports or social media and gaming? Do you want to learn more about how you can make public spaces safer for children and young people? The Children’s Society are running a specific learning event on 16 March 2022 for the private sector to raise awareness of what can be done to make our high streets safer.

Exploitation can happen anywhere

Remember that exploitation can happen anywhere. If you have a concern that a child or adult is experiencing, or is at risk of, exploitation in Newcastle, please report it.

If you are someone who works or volunteers with people in Newcastle, please have a look at our Criminal Exploitation and Serious Violence Referral Flowchart. This has detailed information on the services, support and referral pathways available.