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TWO local charities Burton and Albion Community Trust (BACT) and sarac are looking to build on their close partnership to offer several community workshops during 2017 to help raise awareness around rape, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

Workshops will be offered FREE of charge to young people aged 11 – 16 years old, delivered by trained staff from sarac who locally support young people aged 13 and over who are dealing with issues around sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

Attendees will be given information on themes such as child exploitation and controlling relationships, over an eight-month period workshops will be delivered at venues such as Queen’s Street Community Centre, Winshill wishes for winshill café and the Pirelli Stadium. Not only will the workshops be delivered to young people aged 13-16 years old but also to parents also to raise their awareness and provide them with key information.

John Widdowson Health and Inclusion Manager, said: “Were really pleased to be able to work with sarac to offer young people and parents with the opportunity to find out more about issues which are unfortunately growing.”

“Through our existing sessions and programmes we will be able to reach vulnerable communities  and provide them with the opportunity to feel safe.”

SARAC Young Persons Service Manager Liza Freeman said “raising awareness and educating young people is key to helping our children and young people to keep safe and free from abuse, which is needed more so now than ever.  So we are really pleased to be developing a strong working relationship with Burton Albion and the local communities to provide essential information to local young people and their families.”

To find out more information about these community workshops please contact John Widdowson on 01283 565938 or by email