Welcome to Churches Together in King’s Lynn. We aim to foster understanding and unity between Christian churches of all traditions within King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. To do that we hold regular open meetings with speakers of interest to Christians and have an executive committee meeting monthly.
Prevention (Exploitation) and Community Awareness Network
The Prevention service is allied with Police Forces across England and Wales with 10 Prevention officers across these regions delivering tailored interventions linked to the County Lines taskforce and Child Criminal Exploitation. Here is some information from my colleague Lucy who heads up the Prevention team.
The network were recently tasked by the National Police Chiefs Council to develop a short briefing focussed on key messages for responding to Child Sexual Abuse. As a result, a briefing and poster have been created and disseminated to all 43 police forces via an email from Chief Constable (National Policing Lead for Child Protection). The documents are aimed at frontline policing staff and act as a reminder of the increased risk to children and young people during lockdown restrictions. We want frontline staff to remain vigilant and ensure they take every opportunity when visiting family homes to safeguard children and young people and prevent further abuse. Policing leads were encouraged to share these documents during their Covid-19 briefings with frontline staff, meaning we have an opportunity to influence practice across all forces in the country. This demonstrates the significant reach and impact the Prevention Network can have. The team also work with the British Transport Police, to ensure alternative approaches to safeguarding young people who are being criminally exploited.
The Prevention team have also launched for the wider public awareness the – Look Closer – Community Awareness Network
As the government lockdown and social distancing measures continue there is growing concern for children and young people who may be at risk of exploitation and abuse. School closures, restricted services and a lack of face to face support mean that there may be less opportunities to protect children at risk.
That is why we believe it is more important than ever that we all look closer and recognise our role in keeping children safe from harm.
Want to get involved? Join our Community Awareness Network
Do you want to be a lifeline for vulnerable young people in your local area?
We believe everyone should know how to recognise the signs of abuse and exploitation in their community and know what to do if they think a child is in danger. You can make a difference by joining our Community Awareness Network. Sign up here
- King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter are seeking two Night Shelter Assistants (Evenings and Mornings), Find out more.
- King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter (Impact Report 2018-2019). Find out more.
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