Humberside police releases Not In Our Community report on tackling child exploitation

The Office of the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has publish its latest Not In Our Community (NIOC) report as part of an ongoing commitment to raising awareness in grooming and exploitation of young people.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 9:35 am
Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison

NIOC is a local campaign, funded and overseen by the OPCC, that aims to raise awareness of child exploitation, both criminal and sexual.

Alongside the successful social media campaign, the office produces resources and stories based on real-life events that can be used across personal, educational and professional settings, to raise awareness across communities and help protect young people.

The latest NIOC report covers work from the last six months.

A spokesman said: “The report’s notable achievements include:

“Partnerships – The campaign has both built upon existing partnerships and also started new ones. Our partnerships are vital for empowering communities and driving meaningful and lasting change and is an area we are keen to continue building over the coming months.

“Accessibility and reach – With focus continuing on raising awareness directly amongst young people, by tailoring its messages, resources and tools, the campaign has found new ways to increase its reach out for parents, teachers and youth engagement professionals.

“And we’ve more to come! – Throughout lockdown we’ve partnered, we’ve collaborated... and we’ve developed some exciting new resources.”

Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison said “I’m a strong believer in early intervention; providing young people and communities the tools to protect themselves.

“Not In Our Community works closely with young people and with partners to develop strong campaign messages and impactful innovative resource to raise awareness of child exploitation, both criminal and sexual.

“Not In Our Community is a campaign for everyone - young people, teachers, parents, professionals – I encourage all across communities to explore this local resource and help us to share. Education is power, prevention is key.”