Keeping Children Safe
Date Added: 22/02/2017
Central Bedfordshire Council is helping to promote two campaigns aimed at keeping our children safe.
Disrespect NoBody is a Home Office-led campaign focussed on 12-18 year olds.
It aims to get teenagers to look at relationships in a different way and think about what is and isn’t acceptable behaviour.
We’re not just talking physical behaviour, it can include everything from how your boyfriend or girlfriend treats to mentally to them pressurising you to send a nude photo when you don’t want to.
The focus of the campaign is not just on potential victims, and how they can recognise the signs and escape from potentially damaging relationships, but also on perpetrators and getting them to change their ways.
We are promoting the campaign via our Let’s Talk Central social media channels, so please share and retweet messages. Electronic and printable versions of campaign material are available by clicking here. The campaign runs until the end of March.
Another campaign which will also continue until the end of March is from the Department for Education focused on child abuse.
The message is simple: ‘Together, we can tackle child abuse’. And the campaign material encourages people to very much think along those lines rather than the fact that it’s the responsibility of parents, carers, teachers and others who work with children to report any concerns.
It aims to dispel myths such as the fact that it’s only child abuse if there is physical or sexual violence and that child abuse doesn’t happen in good neighbourhoods.
The campaign encourages anyone who suspects child abuse to visit a dedicated new website.
Again, we are promoting the campaign via our social media channels, and you can also download material here.