Raising Awareness of Exploitation & Vulnerability

A free 3-hour training session provided by West Mercia Police Trainers, brought to you by Hereford BID, took place on Monday (27th January) and proved a real success!  It hosted a range of individuals from different organisations from CCTV, Herefordshire Council, Close House and Hereford MENCAP.

The training covered all areas of vulnerability and exploitation, specifically raising awareness of:

- Vulnerability

- Adverse Childhood Experiences

- Organised Crime Groups/Gangs

- Modern Day Slavery

- Consent for Sexual Activity

- Child Sexual Exploitation

- Criminal Exploitation

- Appropriate Language and Use

- National Referral Mechanism

- GDPR/Disclosure

- Pathways/Diversionary Tactics/Sharing of Intelligence

Hannah McCourt, from Hereford BID, said "It was a very well put together session and covered a range of topics, the tutors were friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and experienced.  A real eye-opener and a must-do training for those who are given the opportunity.'

Remember... Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults is everybody's responsibility!