Greater Manchester Police highlight campaign to tackle child exploitation
Date published: 08 October 2019
The It's Not Okay campaign was launched in 2014
Greater Manchester Police in Oldham have highlighted the "Project Phoenix" initiative - which aims to tackle child exploitation across Greater Manchester.
In a Facebook post yesterday, GMP Oldham discussed the "It's Not Okay" website which was launched in 2014.
The site - part of Project Phoenix - is a partnership between Greater Manchester local authorities, Greater Manchester Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner, health organisations, and the voluntary sector
The campaign aims to:
- Raise awareness of child sexual exploitation
- Help people recognise the signs
- Encourage people to report it
- Provide support to victims and those most at risk.
Under the project, there are teams in place dealing with child sexual exploitation in each of the ten districts of Greater Manchester. Each team offers a joined-up, multi-agency response to dealing with the problem.
The Facebook post comes days after Oldham Council announced two investigations into allegations of historic child sexual exploitation.
Recent posts on social media have claimed a ‘cover up’ over alleged sexual grooming and child sexual abuse.
In a statement last week, Oldham Council leader Sean Fielding called the allegations "abhorrent"
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