Together we can tackle child abuse

Together we can tackle child abuse
Published: Thursday, 30th January 2020

A national campaign aimed at preventing child abuse is being supported by Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Children’s Trust.

‘Together We Can Tackle Child Abuse’ is run by the Department for Education and aimed at informing people about the different types of child abuse and the signs to look out for.

Cllr Kate Booth, cabinet member for children’s wellbeing, said: “Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and we can all look out for signs of abuse. As well as educating people about the issues this campaign offers reassurance about how the reporting process works and the support offered throughout.

“One of the key messages of the campaign is that a fear of being wrong should not prevent anyone from reporting their concerns. Don’t forget, child abuse comes in many forms and doesn’t always leave a mark that you can see.

“So if anyone is worried that a child is in danger, please report it, it can be done anonymously. If you think it, report it, and together we can tackle child abuse.”

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