Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and its impact on victims
"Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The victim may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Child Sexual Exploitation does not always involve physical contact: it can also occur through the use of technology."
For further information on CSE, please visit the Tell Someone website.
Addressing Domestic Abuse
"Domestic Abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional."
Nationally it is estimated that 1.9 million people in the UK suffer from some form of domestic abuse, and each year, more than 100,000 people in the UK are at high or imminent risk of being murdered or seriously injured as a result of domestic abuse.
For further information on Domestic Abuse, please visit the Family Connect website.
Reducing the impact of crime, including fear of, on community wellbeing
"Any behaviour that has a negative effect on feeling safe, or has a detrimental effect on the environment, impacts on communities and their wellbeing. Reducing their impact will enable people to enjoy private and public spaces more, and protect the environment they live in. These types of crimes impact on the health, safety and quality of life of our community."
We know that people of Telford and Wrekin want to live in a safe and clean environment. Two identified factors that are currently impacting on the community's wellbeing are Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and fly-tipping.
For more information on ASB, please visit the Telford & Wrekin Council website.
Alcohol and Substance misuse
Alcohol and substance misuse can have a major impact on not only people's lives, but also those that they are close to. Getting the right help and support can make all the difference to a person's recovery, and not being dependent upon alcohol or drugs.
For more information on alcohol and substance misuse, please visit the Telford & Wrekin Council website.