Local News from North & South Tyneside

Supporting Child Exploitation Day

On March 18, we want the world to unite against child exploitation.

The National Child Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation (CE); encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero-tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children exploiting and abusing their peers.

NWG are committed to the fight against CE and supporting victims and their families who are subjected to child exploitation. But they cannot succeed without the support of people like you. 

Together, we can work to inform, educate and prevent child abuse through exploitation within the UK.

This year we Radio Shields has teamed up with local organisation SURT (Stop Unsafe Releationships Together) and currently they are running the Mist project

Leanne Hanson and Claire Amans Surts Managing Directors explained “The Mist project is a collaboration project between Dean Stobbs Music Wellbeing Practitioner and SURT to support children and young people affected by relationship abuse. We’re seeing a long waiting list for mental health support, children telling us when they did access support it did not help.

The local organisation with support from Music Wellbeing Practitioner Dean Stobbs has produced a song featuring a young person who has lived experience of criminal exploitation did not feel able to name their abusers and worried that whilst they ha been able to exit the abuse that they would be replaced and other young people would be harmed.  Contributing to developing material which will help educate and protect others brought them some peace and hope.

Display the Think Twice, Think abuse Campaign

Listen to our Interview with SURT

You can listen to our interview with SURT featuring a LIVE performance of “I’m Fine Now”

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