W.Mids PCC Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Summit
Grooming and the sexual exploitation of young vulnerable girls, and boys, has been highlighted in the public eye following recent high profile court cases. Media interest has grown particuarly after allegations and investigations into Jimmy Savile in 2012. Complicating public debate has been the issues of race, ethnicity and religion.
Human trafficking is the illegal trade of humans into slavery for sexual exploitation, forced labour or the removal of organs. It is second only to the drugs trade as the largest criminal activity in the world. Although human trafficking often involves an international cross - border element, it is also possible to be a victim of human trafficking within your own country.
The aims of this event are to discuss and influence the following:
- How can organisations come together to do more on prevention and early intervention?
- How can members of the public do more to flag up the issues?
- How can we improve a collective understanding of the problems and the issues?
- What strategic planning is required by statutory agencies, including West Midlands Police?
- How can the role and perspective of the voluntary sector in the region be better integrated with the statutory agencies?
The morning session will focus on child sexual exploitation. The afternoon session will focus on human trafficking. Lunch will be provided.