A NEW video aims to highlight the issue ot online grooming as part of a week of events to promote safeguarding adults and children.
The force has launched the video as part of Safeguarding Awareness Week which runs from July 9 to July 13 during which it will work alongside a number of agencies across the county.
The video is based on real events but the character used in it is fictional.
The South Yorkshire force is continuing to raise awareness of the risks of online grooming as part of the #DontBeExposed campaign.
The video can be seen at:
Ass Ch Con Tim Forber said: “Protecting children and vulnerable adults from harm is a primary role of the police service, putting those people’s welfare and safety at the heart of everything we do. Our officers and staff cannot do this alone though and that’s why this week is all about showing that safeguarding is everyone’s business.
“We work closely and share information with a host of agencies across South Yorkshire to ensure that vulnerable individuals in our communities receive the best and most appropriate support available but it’s crucial that every one of us learns how to spot the signs of abuse and keep each other safe.
“We have lots of advice on our website covering a wide range of concerns including mental health, child abuse, online safety, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation and modern slavery.
“If you think someone you know is being exploited or abused, either online or in person, please share your concerns. We will listen and take action. We are absolutely committed to safeguarding vulnerable people, investigating wrongdoing and bringing offenders to justice.”
For more information on child sexual exploitation, visit http://socsi.in/Fdg7G