Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking October 2013

Summit: Tuesday, 8 October 2013 from 09:30 to 17:00

Main Auditorium, Wolverhampton Science Park WV10 9RU Wolverhampton

Grooming, and the sexual exploitation of young vulnerable girls and boys, has been highlighted in the public eye following recent high profile court cases. Media interest has grown particuarly after allegations and investigations into Jimmy Savile in 2012. Complicating public debate have been the issues of race, ethnicity and religion.

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of humans into slavery for sexual exploitation, forced labour or the removal of organs. It is second only to the drugs trade as the largest criminal activity in the world. Although human trafficking often involves an international cross - border element, it is also possible to be a victim of human trafficking within your own country.
The aims of this event are to discuss and influence the following:
  • How can organisations come together to do more on prevention and early intervention?
  • How can members of the public do more to flag up the issues?
  • How can we improve a collective understanding of the problems and the issues?
  • What strategic planning is required by statutory agencies, including West Midlands Police?
  • How can the role and perspective of the voluntary sector in the region be better integrated with the statutory agencies?

Survey Question

In support of the Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Summit, West Midlands Police is asking for the public's views on how it can be made easier for people to report their concerns.  Please fill in your answer to the survey question below.

Child Sexual Explotation and Human Trafficking questionnaire

Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking questionnaire


Follow the link to register for a place at this free event. 

A detailed programme and summit pack will be sent to all delegates during September.  The morning session will focus on child sexual exploitation. The afternoon session will focus on human trafficking. Lunch will be provided.