Saturday, 19 March 2016

Barnardo`s to expand services for those at risk

"More than 15,000 people have sought information on the signs of a child being sexually exploited in the first weeks of a new Scotland-wide campaign."

"Aileen Campbell, minister for children and young people, made the announcement on Friday during a visit in Edinburgh to Barnardo's Scotland, which is receiving a £300,000 grant in April to expand services for those at risk."

"The campaign, the first of its kind in the UK, highlights how to spot the warning signs of young people being manipulated, forced, pressurised or coerced into taking part in a sexual act in exchange for something."

"Ms Campbell also announced an updated action plan to tackle child sexual exploitation including extra support for child abuse investigations through Police Scotland's specialist national unit."

"She said: `Child sexual exploitation is a form of child abuse and some young people may not be aware that they are at risk of harm.`"

Does this mean services can be forced on children ?

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