Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has pledged to #LookCloser and tackle the issues of child exploitation. The Children's Society - a national charity working to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect - has a #LookCloser campaign, developed in partnership with the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre and British Transport Police, encourages everyone to learn the signs of child exploitation and how to report it if worried. And the Trust is one of a number of football community organisations in London that has signed up.
Everyone in society has a role to play in protecting children and young people from abuse and exploitation. The #LookCloser initiative is designed to teach that if we learn to spot the signs, we can help keep them safe and stop this abuse from happening. The chairty are focusing on public spaces where exploitation may be most visible to the public - parks, supermarkets, transport, banks and online environments like gaming platforms and social media. And Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has signed up to share the message. See more below.