Members of Faith Communities in Luton are invited to join the movement against Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
In the week leading up to National CSE awareness day (March 18th), FACES is running a conference to blow the lid on Child Sexual Exploitation and look together for solutions.
The keynote speaker for the FACEit event on Thursday March 15th is ex-sexual health worker Sara Rowbotham, whose reports formed the basis for the BBC series Three Girls. Sara will bring important insights from her experience of CSE in Rochdale, andspeak on the need to break the silence on the uncomfortable issue of CSE.
At the conference, FACES will share the findings of a survey, conducted with faith communities in Luton , on perceptions of the issue, and what needs to be done locally. A suvivor of abuse will also share their testimony.
The event details are as follows:
- Thursday 15th March 4.00pm - 7.00pm
- at Venue Central, Britannia Estates, Leagrave Road, Luton, LU3 1RJ
- Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place for the event, as this will be by special invitation only with limited seating
FACES (Faiths Against Child Sexual Exploitation) is a growing interfaith project in Luton that is committed to challenging Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
They say, "We held our launch conference in July 2016, asserting our responsibility to speak up and our confidence that we could be part of the solution. There have been many exciting developments since! The FACEit conference aims to raise awareness about our recent work, inform participants about the realities of CSE in Luton and invite partnerships that will help develop and mobilise our aims.
The timing of our conference precedes the CSE national awareness day on 18th March and will provide opportunities to network, learn, participate and contribute to our work."
Azalea is a key partner and co-founder of the FACES. Find out more about FACES on their website.