The Matchroom Stadium hosted an event on Tuesday 7th October which saw Waltham Forest Council launch their campaign to lead the fight against child sexual exploitation.The pioneering campaign is aimed at tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE) and sees the Metropolitan Police Service (Met) and Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB) working in partnership. Waltham Forest Council has become the first London borough to embark on an extensive CSE campaign which will raise awareness about the issue with residents and local businesses.
It aims to put the issue of CSE at the forefront of people’s minds so they feel empowered to raise the alarm if they see anything untoward.
On Tuesday October 7th, senior police officers from the Met gathered alongside health professionals and Council representatives to unveil the new campaign to professionals from various borough-based businesses.
The event, at Leyton Orient Football Club, saw guests sign a pledge of commitment, including representatives from the O’s, to the zero tolerance of CSE.
For more information about the CSE campaign, and to find out how you can support it, visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/cse.