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24 OCT 2014 - LAUNCH OF NSPCC SEXUAL MESSAGES CAMPAIGN
The NSPCC Sexual Messages Campaign is to be launched on Friday 24 October. BASPCAN will be supporting this initiative.
The NSPCC will be campaigning to make it a crime for an adult to send a child a sexual message. The current laws on this issue are very muddled and many adults believe that it is already illegal for an adult to send a child a sexual message. We believe that no adult should be allowed to deliberately send a sexual message to a child and yet, incredibly, it is not always illegal currently to do so.
NSPCC's 'Flaw in the Law' campaign will urge the public and supporters to sign an online petition calling for the law to be reformed. When we launch the campaign we will highlight that the number of children counselled about online sexual abuse more than doubled last year. We hope to use the Serious Crime Bill, now being debated in Parliament, as an opportunity to tailor the law to better protect children from sexual abuse.
The proposed law would apply in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 already makes it an offence to send or direct sexual communication to a child or young person.
Information about the campaign, petition and suggestions for how you can support it will be posted on the NSPCC website (www.nspcc.org.uk) from early on Friday 24 October. Please share this information with relevant colleagues.
We very much hope you will also support the campaign.
If you have any queries about this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Watch, Senior Communications Manager (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the first phase of a wider campaign to help keep children safe online, and the NSPCC will be launching activity to help support parents in the new year.
Places are still available for the 3 events in November led by Prof. David Finkelhor, Director of the Crimes Against Children Center at the University of New Hampshire, USA
We are offering a 3 for 2 on places across all 3 events so contact the office for further information.
New Publication 16 Oct 2014: Child Maltreatment in High Risk Familes: Julie Taylor and Anne Lazenbatt. Dunedin Academic Press. This publication commenced as a scoping report by NSPCC for the physical abuse in high risk families theme. Further details are here.
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The postponed Welsh Branch conference will now take place in Wrexham on 29th January 2015. This is a day conference in the memory of Dr Carys Graham OBE entitled 'Contemporary Issues in Safeguarding Children'
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