Children and Young People Network, 5 March 2019

Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
Time: 14:00 – 16:30
Venue: QE2 Room, Shoreham Centre
To book: via Eventbrite

This session of the Children and Young People (CYP) Network will look at modern slavery and the issues affecting children and young people.

Lancing Youth Council will be providing us with an update on their work through out the year and the benefits of working with Young People on the issues that affect them.

Sophie Whitehouse – Lead for Early Help and Wellbeing, Adur & Worthing Councils will present ‘Serious Issues affecting Young people in Adur and Worthing’ – a presentation and discussion.

“Modern Slavery is fast becoming one of the most profitable crimes for Organised Crime Gangs. Hidden in plain sight in our communities, it can be hard to spot the signs.

County Lines, the organised supply of class A drugs in coastal and rural towns, is the fastest rising form of modern slavery and is impacting us on a daily basis here on the Sussex Coast. Young children, often from London, are groomed and exploited by gangs to come to towns like this to set up shop in properties of our most vulnerable tenants. On call 24 hours a day and at risk of serious violence if they don’t comply, these children are working amongst us, day in, day out….

This session will discuss what to look for, explore the phenomenon of ‘cuckoo-ing’ and update you on the work that is taking place to tackle this crime”

We will prioritise giving places to our members and voluntary and community organisations operating in Adur and Worthing.

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If you have any questions, please email orphone us on 01273 234023.

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