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Barnardo’s campaign: Remember they are children, 26/02/13 [W]

Barnardo’s is concerned that children who are victims of sexual exploitation can be deemed capable of acquiescing to their abuse, or agreeing to being groomed.

A petition is being run to coincide with the final weeks of the Sentencing Council’s consultation on the Guidelines for Sexual Offences. The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales will be named as the recipient of the petition, in his capacity as a member of the Sentencing Council Panel. The petition outcomes will be included in our technical response around victims of sexual exploitation.

The campaign that Barnardo’s running around the petition, Remember they are children, aims to challenge perceptions around victims of sexual exploitation.