Rotherham meeting to discuss sexual exploitation

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A meeting of Rotherham Federation of Communities will look at what communities can do to prevent child sexual exploitation.

Representatives from children’s charity Barnardos, domestic violence charity Apna Haq and Safe@Last, which helps youngsters at risk of becoming homeless, are set to speak at the event on Tuesday, October 21.

It follows the publication of Professor Alexis Jay’s report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, which revealed 1,400 children had been abused by mainly Pakistani men over 16 years.

The meeting will also feature a short play produced by Open Minds Theatre Company, about grooming.

Steve Ruffle, development manager of RotherFed, said: “We all need to work together to prevent this criminal activity happening in our communities – most of all lets work together and listen to our young people.”

The meeting is at Springwell Gardens Community Centre at 2pm.

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